Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.
A federal court is considering whether to permanently block the state’s requirement that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
The bill would allow health-care providers to refuse to perform specific reproductive health services that they say violate their conscience.
Competing motions filed by attorneys for the State of Alabama and three abortion clinics in the state have asked a federal court to rule without a trial on the constitutionality of the state’s admitting privileges law.
Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
Austin Smith Clem, who only received probation for repeatedly raping his teenage neighbor, will receive a new sentence, following intense public pressure on Judge James Woodruff to issue a more appropriate punishment.
After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.
Austin Smith Clem was sentenced to 20 years, but he won’t serve time in prison unless he violates the terms of his sentencing.
Public health experts say there is a legitimate purpose to statutory rape and incest laws. However, in the context of abortion, these laws are effectively criminalizing normal teen sex and risk compromising patient-confidentiality agreements, as well as potentially deterring patients from seeking sexual health treatment.
Two new reports on state court elections show the damaging role outside money plays in local judicial elections.