An act of vandalism at Mississippi’s last abortion clinic will not intimidate clinic workers from providing reproductive health care to women in need, clinic staff said Tuesday.
An Iowa state lawmaker’s bill to define life as beginning at fertilization failed to meet a legislative deadline Friday, joining so-called personhood bills in at least nine other states introduced without success this year.
The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples.
If Mississippi gets its way, the right to an abortion will be meaningless in the face of unrestricted state power to regulate reproduction.
The legislative session kicked off in the states with a bunch of new anti-abortion bills, along with the conviction of an Indiana woman for feticide and neglect of a dependent.
Abortion providers and reproductive rights advocates were alarmed, but unsurprised, by the findings of a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.
State Rep. Randy Boyd (R-Mantachie) has introduced HB 1309, which would redefine “person” in Mississippi state law to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization.”
Mississippi’s sex education law prevents teachers from showing students how to properly put on a condom, so Sanford Johnson decided to teach teens how to properly put a sock on a foot when engaging in “sock activities” instead.
The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.