The majority of Tennesseans support Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), limited restrictions on abortion, and marriage equality, according to a public opinion survey released Wednesday.
A leading “personhood” activist, in the wake of repeated losses, is advocating for his allies to focus on municipal measures instead of statewide initiatives. And a national anti-choice group, launched in October, has announced plans to do just that.
This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them.
Thursday’s live-streamed “one in three” speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma.
The city’s last abortion clinic will remain open for now after state health inspectors granted an exemption to an anti-choice state law that requires all abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with local hospitals, but also bans public hospitals from entering into those agreements with providers.
Anti-choice Missouri legislators are primed to continue their assault on reproductive rights by planning to introduce a bill in January that would require health inspections of abortion clinics. There was, as of January 2014, only one abortion clinic in the state.
On Thursday, November 20, the first ever live-streamed abortion speak-out will feature a diverse group of 100 women who will discuss their personal experiences with abortion and abortion care.
A small town on the Georgia-Tennessee border voted to ban abortion clinics Monday because the city’s mayor wants to avoid anti-choice protesters who gather outside the clinics.
On Thursday, RH Reality Check hosted a press call to discuss the False Witnesses project: an investigation into 14 individuals who have pushed false information designed to mislead the public, lawmakers, and the courts about abortion.
The issues might have changed, but the techniques now widely used by conservatives to distort science and, with it, public policy, remain the same.