A bill introduced in the South Dakota house would restrict abortion services in the state by targeting second-trimester abortions with never-before-used legislative language.
We congratulate and salute NARAL Pro-Choice America for 45 years of hard work on the reproductive rights, health, and justice front. The members of NARAL have truly put their hearts and souls into an ongoing battle, and that is no easy feat. We also thank them for the work they have done with us (such as the petition mentioned at 02:48); we really appreciate their camaraderie.
A study released this week adds to a growing body of laboratory evidence that many lubricants reduce the motility of sperm. The issue of whether couples should use lube if they’re trying to get pregnant, however, is not entirely settled.
The bill would require a woman seeking an abortion to hear a description of the fetus over her objections.
Gov. Pat McCrory said that “costly and drawn out litigation” would not be worth the trouble over the one provision that was struck down, which would have forced all women seeking an abortion to receive and be shown a narrated ultrasound before their procedure.
Reproductive rights supporters in Louisiana rallied at the state capitol Tuesday afternoon despite the last-minute postponement of an abortion regulation hearing.
The announcement came the night before a scheduled hearing on the new rules, which, in part, would have mandated extensive physical refurbishments for outpatient abortion facilities with which no existing abortion provider would have been able to immediately comply.
Anti-choice state lawmakers have introduced legislation in Colorado that defines life as beginning at conception, reflecting ”personhood” ballot initiatives defeated overwhelmingly in 2008 and 2010.
The governor reiterated his anti-choice intentions last week as state legislators introduced several extreme anti-choice bills.
“It’s just a fake front issue to talk about abortion,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of HR 7, the anti-choice bill passed just hours before Tuesday’s State of the Union address. “What they’re really talking about is contraception, family planning, the judgment of women.”