The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.
Though Obamacare was supposed to expand reproductive health coverage, state and federal policies have continued to make it difficult for women in many states to secure abortion coverage.
Thursday’s hearing saw journalists, residents, and activists fill the courtroom and spill out into the corridors of the courthouse, while Twitter lit up with more than 15,000 tweets using the hashtag #DanielHoltzclaw.
Extensive renovations were required on the clinic, which serves about 3,000 patients annually, after arsonists on September 4 lobbed an explosive through a window.
SB 4, sponsored by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), would redefine an “individual, private setting” to mean a “face-to-face meeting with the patient and both parties are physically located in the same room.”
The Republican presidential candidate justified his board by declaring abortion a “human rights issue,” claiming that the United States has overlooked the principles on which it was founded by allowing abortion to be legal.
A Cruz campaign official said staffers would only be giving out water to crisis pregnancy centers “to give to expecting moms and moms of little ones.”
A California state senator is calling for legislative reforms and an inquiry after an investigation by RH Reality Check revealed that national anti-choice groups were teaching nurses dubious science with the tacit approval of the state.
Anti-choice protesters in September gathered outside Gov. Mark Dayton’s home to rally against his decision not to investigate the health-care organization. Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) has long denied donating fetal tissue.
When campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs was asked to clarify Sanders’ comments on the Rachel Maddow Show, Briggs declined, noting that Sanders had already “said it better than I could.”