After international condemnation, a Montana judge is reconsidering a 30-day sentence for a teacher who admitted raping one of his former students.
A Montana school teacher will serve just 30 days for raping a student in part because the judge believed the 14-year-old girl—who has since committed suicide—was “as much in control” of the relationship as her teacher.
In California, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants will now be able to perform some abortions; a Montana pro-choice leader speaks out; and Kansas sees a win for the South Wind Women’s Center.
One woman in El Salvador illustrates the dangers lurking in domestic bans and restrictions on abortion care.
A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the state’s brand new parental consent law and an older, less stringent parental notification measure.
The governor may have refused to sign the bill into law, but a much stricter parental consent law may be going into effect anyway.
Montana may join the growing ranks of states trying to put reproductive rights up to a popular vote.
Now all minors would have to get parental permission prior to an abortion.
H.B. very clearly defines an unborn child as beginning at the moment of conception.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.