Another appellate court weighs in on the birth control benefit, and in doing so makes clearer the issues the Supreme Court will be asked to resolve. But a powerful dissenting opinion underscores the real issues.
In Indiana, abortion restrictions are coming by the dozen.
Without a usable pathology report, the charges no longer stand up to scrutiny.
Why shouldn’t politicians legislate medicine? For one thing, their lack of medical knowledge.
The University can’t challenge the contraception mandate because it faces no risk of injury from it, ruled a federal court.
Now you, too, can walk away from your appointment with lots of unnecessary paper and material.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
The state may have elected an anti-choice majority, but that doesn’t mean they want their politicians to outlaw abortion.
Although Mourdock didn’t win a senate seat, that’s small consolation for the women in the state who still need access to abortion and family planning services.
From the October 24th episode: Rachel Maddow explains that recent outrageous remarks about rape by Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are not isolated but part of an extreme rightward veer by the Republican Party at the state and federal level since the 2012 midterm election. (Excuse the election info, outdated at this point!)