In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community’s campaign against D and E abortions.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Thursday that will severely limit how low-income people can spend state welfare benefits.
In an order issued late on April 15, the justice stayed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Zubik v. Burwell.
Republicans continue to oppose efforts by Democrats to pass the legislation, which would provide $5 million to replace private funding that supported the program during a five-year pilot phase. The private funds run out June 30.
Reproductive rights advocates were disappointed Tuesday when the U.S. Senate passed a bill reforming Medicare payments that also included Hyde Amendment language.
The bill would require all licensed facilities in the state that “provide family planning and pregnancy-related services to inform patients about available assistance for affordable contraception, abortion, and prenatal care, including how to obtain that assistance.”
HB 3183 would strike a line in the state’s advance directives code that bars the code from applying in cases where a patient is pregnant. Had such a law been in place in 2013, Marlise Muñoz’s family would have been allowed to refuse mechanical support for her corpse.
The Department of Health and Human Services, despite pressure from advocates and members of Congress, will not allow uninsured women to enroll in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if they become pregnant outside of the three-month window of open enrollment.
A Texas Republican has proposed a small wording change to a law that allows abused and abandoned teenagers to obtain abortion care in the state without a parent’s permission.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has no standing to challenge a law that gives him a benefit he’s free to reject, the Seventh Circuit ruled.