A lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights fills us in on what’s going on with the last clinic in Mississippi. A new HIV prevention drug has limited uses and pregnancy testing in bars is a really bad idea.
Steph Herold will be on to talk about her new project chronicling women’s abortion stories. Mississippi’s battle over the last abortion clinic ends on a strange note, for now, and the nation actually has a somewhat productive conversation about rape jokes.
Judge Jordan will allow the new standards for doctors who perform more than 10 abortions a month to go into effect, but will block the doctors from being punished for not meeting them at this time.
The law meant to shut down the state’s only public abortion clinic is on hold, and the status of the clinic may be unclear for months or longer.
The power to preserve and expand reproductive rights is inextricably tied the right to vote. But what is power if your ability to leverage it is stripped away?
Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.
In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .
Judge Jordan rules to extend the temporary restraining order preventing H.B. 1390 from going into effect.
Judge Jordan will likely be weighing out the state’s allegations of safety issues against the fundamental right of a woman to access an abortion.
On Wednesday we will learn if Mississippi’s TRAP law will go into effect, shutting down the state’s only public abortion clinic. But does the fact that the judge is a GOP party leader matter?