A federal court finds that the state of Mississippi can’t enforce the provision of its TRAP law that mandates all doctors performing abortions have hospital admitting privileges.
Whether it’s the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell or the birth control benefit, the radical right wing has shown it has no problems manipulating the law to push its agenda.
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
The governor has signed HB 57 into law, but women’s health and rights groups vow to challenge it in court.
As HB 57 gets signed into law, the clock starts ticking on the fate of every clinic in Alabama.
Science trumps ideology in the emergency contraception decision. Meanwhile, the depths of the anti-choice domestic terror network in Kansas become clearer.
Rachel Maddow reports on a new women’s health clinic opening on the site of Dr. George Tiller’s former clinic, to be run by a woman who worked for Dr. Tiller before he was murdered by anti-choice activists. Maddow also reports on a new TRAP law in Alabama designed to make it impossible to provide a safe and legal abortion in that state.
The state legislature waited for activists to leave the Capitol, then voted through a bill that may close all abortion clinics in the state.
Women’s rights supporters gather in Montgomery, AL yesterday (on 4/2/2013) to oppose the legislature’s efforts to pass a TRAP bill (Targeted Regulations Against Abortion Providers) that would negatively affect women’s health care and options in the state. Here’s a “highlight reel” of the rally speakers filmed by Left In Alabama. (via LeftinAlabama)
While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.