Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.
Two years after Texas lawmakers passed omnibus anti-abortion law HB 2, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the most restrictive provisions of HB 2 can go into effect.
An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.
Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.
Days before the Texas legislature adjourned for the year, anti-choice lawmakers made it a priority to make it harder for the most vulnerable minors who have unplanned pregnancies to get legal abortion care in the state. But the bill’s proposal and passage didn’t go unnoticed.
A bill that would increase North Carolina’s mandated waiting period for abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours received final approval Tuesday in the state’s GOP-led senate.
Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical change to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court.
For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.”
The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.