Tuesday’s oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.
The American Legislative Exchange Council laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven popular across the political spectrum.
While the country watched voters in state after state elect Republicans on Tuesday, voters in many of those states also approved increases to the minimum wage that the newly elected senators or governors vehemently opposed as harmful to businesses’ bottom line.
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage.
In which I scare you into voting.
Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross last week laid out a proposal to strengthen the state’s laws protecting women against gender discrimination in the workplace. Ross outlined a series of policy objectives called the “Fair Pay and Equal Opportunity Plan.”
During a panel session at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List’s super PAC said the group will continue targeting incumbent Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan (NC), Mary Landrieu (LA), and Mark Pryor (AR) as extreme in their support of abortion rights.
The Arkansas gubernatorial race features one firmly anti-choice candidate, and one with a vacillating stance on abortion rights.
Arkansas is the latest state to see a direct attack on Roe v. Wade as fetal “personhood” advocates ramp up attacks on reproductive autonomy.
Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.