The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.
The ordinance, which took effect immediately, protects patients of the city’s only abortion clinic, who have said they faced a weekly “gauntlet” of harassment from protesters with the Pro-Life Missionaries of Maine.
Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.
The Portland City Council’s Public Safety, Health and Human Services Committee unanimously passed an ordinance establishing a 39-foot “patient safety zone” outside the women’s health clinic.
This week, researchers are hopeful after a common topical anti-fungal medication is found to kill HIV-infected cells, a transgender high school student experiences highs and lows after being named homecoming queen, and President George H.W. Bush is a witness at a same-sex wedding.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
The Portland city council has agreed to proceed with public comment regarding a potential buffer zone to protect patients of the city’s abortion clinic from being harassed and intimidated by anti-choice protesters.
The committee voted not to recommend the three bills, which would make it harder for teens to access safe abortion care and would redefine what constitutes a viable fetus in the state’s legal code.
Three bills in the House Judiciary Committee would overhaul the way abortions are provided in the state.