Rachel Maddow explains how a retiring abortion provider closed his reproductive health-care clinic, Aid For Women in Kansas City, Kansas, amid growing pressure from anti-choice legislation and lawmakers in the state. “The generation of patients whom we have helped need to step up and carry the torch,” the clinic manager told the Associated Press. [via MSNBC]
The closure leaves the state with just three clinics that provide abortion care.
The legal landscape after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is taking shape, and it’s a mess.
According to prosecutors, Scott Bollig laced his girlfriend’s pancakes with mifepristone, causing her to miscarry.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview Jill Filipovic about the potential end of most abortion access in the South. I also discuss terrorism and the assassination of Dr. George Tiller five years ago. Plus, it’s summertime, which means freaking out about sex education season is here!
Five years after Dr. George Tiller’s murder, the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Kelly Baden and MSNBC reporter Irin Carmon join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the persistence of new efforts to roll back reproductive rights. [via MSNBC]
Five years after the brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller, our political and legal climate has only made targeted clinic violence more likely.
The road ahead for abortion providers and their allies to not only preserve George Tiller’s specialized service, but simply to stay open, is hardly an easy one. But many of those who knew Dr. Tiller as a colleague and friend are no doubt fortified by remembering one of his favorite sayings: “Attitude is everything.”
Despite the fact that IUDs and other forms of contraception prevent pregnancy from occurring, and therefore cannot cause an abortion, Saline County Commissioner John Price said during a meeting Tuesday, “I think it is murder to take this [grant money]. To me it is murder, and I am not standing for it.”
Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.