Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.
After a long fight against marriage equality, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally allowed the state to move forward with granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
While New Jersey’s governor is still fighting same-sex marriage in court, ceremonies are set to begin on Monday and the state’s newly elected senator says he will be conducting some of them.
New Jersey’s governor appeals a state court’s decision to start allowing marriage for same-sex couples, while the governor of neighboring Pennsylvania goes on TV and compares same-sex marriage to incest.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.
An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.
Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes. And yet today, Brigham remains in control of a network of 15 abortion clinics in four states, and there appears little that most state authorities are able—or willing—to do about it.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed the state budget, and once again has refused the inclusion of additional funding for family planning services. Christie previously vetoed the funding in 2012, in 2011, and twice in 2010.