Arizona will soon require providers to inform patients that it is possible to reverse the effects of a medication abortion. But there is little scientific evidence supporting progesterone-based “abortion reversal.”
Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.
A decision by the Colorado Civil Rights Division clears a Denver baker who refused to decorate cakes with anti-LGBT messages and images.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review portions of a controversial North Carolina GOP-backed election law critics claim was designed to limit participation by Black voters.
The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal to raise the sprawling city’s minimum wage to $15.25 an hour, joining a handful of cities across the country taking steps to ensure the financial stability of some of their lowest-income residents.
The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.
Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, joins Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh to discuss the case of Purvi Patel, who received a 41-year sentence on Monday on charges of feticide and felony neglect of a dependent. Though Patel, who is the first person in the United States sentenced to prison for feticide, says she had a miscarriage, prosecutors used a float test, a discredited method, to claim the fetus was born alive. [via Democracy Now!]
An anti-choice lawmaker in Texas has been touting what he claims is his success in kicking abortion “affiliates” out of public school classrooms by way of an amendment passed Tuesday night during the Texas House of Representatives’ 18-hour budget debate.
State lawmakers have in the past week introduced bills that would extend the state’s mandatory waiting period before an abortion and require physicians to give detailed reports on later abortions to the state.
Since the 2010 midterm elections, when Republicans made massive gains across the country, hundreds of anti-choice bills have been introduced in state legislatures, and more of those bills have become law in that time than during the entire decade prior.