The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, especially as it relates to the current clinic closure crisis in Texas, doesn’t look good.
The decision sets a dangerous precedent for states seeking to evade judicial review of laws that violate federal constitutional rights and a new front in the right’s drive to bankrupt reproductive health-care providers.
From Carly Fiorina to a star of Duck Dynasty, a lot of people had things to say about abortion in recent days.
An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.
After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How’s that working out so far? In some cases, not well.
Anti-sodomy laws have been considered unconstitutional and unenforceable for a decade, but apparently no one told the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, who has been setting up sting operations for years.
One state is trying to curb safe abortion access, while the other seeks to expand it.
The war on Planned Parenthood is now reaching epic proportions, as multiple states try to defund existing clinics and block new ones from opening.
Oklahoma’s governor has signed into law a bill that will make getting an abortion much more difficult for teens, while in Louisiana a new bill would make it possible to charge parents with child abuse for “coercing” daughters into abortion.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the “most protective” state of all?