Recent findings directly contradict the charge often made by anti-choice politicians that pushing through abortion restrictions is based on an overarching desire to protect the health and safety of women.
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 decision conflicts with an earlier federal court ruling declaring Louisiana’s ban constitutional.
A new analysis of this week’s Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women of color and varies widely state by state.
On Wednesday, a federal court in Louisiana became the first to rule against marriage equality since Windsor. Is the decision an outlier or a sign of trouble ahead at the Supreme Court?
“The national same-sex marriage struggle animates a clash between convictions regarding the value of state decisions reached by way of the democratic process,” U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman wrote, “as contrasted with personal, genuine, and sincere lifestyle choices recognition.”
The order prevents authorities in Louisiana from enforcing the law while clinics and providers continue to try and secure hospital admitting privileges.
The Obama administration announced another change to the religious accommodation to the birth control benefit, and predictably conservatives hate it.
Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
Following criticism from reproductive justice activists that she was an “example of the schism in work around reproductive rights,” Melissa Flournoy resigned from her position as director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast-Louisiana on Friday.