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.
A federal judge ruled the state’s “choose life” license plates violate the First Amendment since there is no option in support of abortion rights.
Nebraska, the home of the “fetal pain” movement, may be surprisingly abortion-restriction free in 2013.
We can all agree that forcing women to undergo abortions or sterilizations is wrong — but so is forcing women to gestate and give birth to children they don’t want. It’s time we considered both sides of reproductive coercion.
Speaker of the House Mike Flood will run to replace the current governor of Nebraska.
On election night, it was steak and cable news stations for the “family values” groups.
Next year will have an historic number of female senators, and that could be very good for women.
Both sides focus on key campaigns as get out the vote efforts increase.
Remember that bill that would require women who wanted an abortion to be screened for mental health issues? That’s finally blocked for good.
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a group that tried to intervene and defend an anti-abortion law the state had given up on.