A federal court decides there is no precedent for charging a woman with a criminal abortion. At least, not yet.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds a limit to what states can pass in the name of restricting abortion access: criminal prosecutions of terminated pregnancies.
Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.
In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .
Will the McCormack/Hearn lawsuit open up access to abortion for everyone?
Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig is learning the hard way that bathroom solicitation can be very expensive.
To say abortion is stigmatized in this country is to state the obvious. But we have a special brand of taboo that we foist atop even that stigma, which is the taboo of having someone else pay for a service you need – especially if it’s an abortion. Yet while abortion may be legal, but if you cannot afford it, it’s inaccessible.
The landscape for abortion access is shifting quickly, as state after state passes restrictive laws. Particularly affected by these new laws are women who need abortions later in their pregnancies.
If you wondered why ultrasound bills are popping up everywhere, it’s to open the door for more opportunities to trick women into visiting crisis pregnancy centers.
The public pressure has finally resulted in the bill officially being laid to rest for the legislative season.