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?
Rachel Maddow reports on how legal tricks and traps from the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi have made it essentially impossible to obtain an abortion in that state, prompting a lawsuit from the sole remaining clinic being forced to shut down by yet another TRAP law.
Ezra Klein follows up on the news from Mississippi where anti-abortion activists in the state government were trying to force the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi out of business with a series of TRAP laws, the most recent of which was blocked by the District Court over the weekend.
The future looks dim for a the bill ever becoming law, some experts say.