Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe abortions.
The sponsor of Texas’ omnibus abortion bill dropped a 20-week abortion ban from his legislation yesterday, but it still has plenty of teeth.
I have been asked to suggest how we constructively engage women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health issues as “more than patients,” so I have come up with six suggested steps that we might all take together to achieve success.
Once more, the Republican controlled House is seeking to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care through the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”
Rather than examining why its policies are so deeply problematic and disliked, the GOP instead tries to paint over them by selecting radicals who “look like” the people whose rights they are determined to gut.
With all the complaining about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservatives would stop waging it. Instead, they’re doubling down, and things are guaranteed to get worse before they get better. Time to buckle in for a long, arduous war to protect women’s rights.
Mississippi has the highest rate of teen birth in the country, but instead of implementing proven prevention strategies—like good sex education and access to contraception—the governor has decided he will curb this epidemic by collecting umbilical cord blood and using the DNA as evidence of statutory rape.
Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered the review of a complaint filed by several civil rights organizations related to disparaging comments Jones allegedly made about ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.
Trent Franks’ federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about “evidence” of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.
After a legislative session hailed for its supposed “compromise” on abortion, Texas Republicans have taken the first opportunity to force through an omnibus anti-choice bill that contains the worst of this year’s proposed abortion restrictions.