With 20-week abortion bans, far more than abortion is at stake. These measures establish legal principles that will be—and, indeed, already have been—used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.
Two new reports on state court elections show the damaging role outside money plays in local judicial elections.
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.
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.
While Femcare has reopened less than a month after its license was revoked by the state, the Baker Clinic for Women, which also had its license revoked in July, has announced it will voluntarily turn over its license rather than attempt to meet new ambulatory surgical center requirements and reopen.
Indiana and Kansas show the battle over abortion rights and access is growing in intensity in some parts of the country.
A federal court will consider whether or not to permanently block the state’s 2011 mandatory ultrasound law.
Femcare, the only North Carolina abortion provider that could for sure continue offering legal abortion care under the state’s new abortion law, was closed on July 31, but it is now waiting for another inspection to reopen its doors.
Rachel Maddow reports on the “war on voting” in North Carolina, after Gov. McCrory signed a wide-ranging voter ID bill that restricts early voting and voter registration—which could affect citizens who have been voting for decades.
New polling by Public Policy Polling shows that Gov. McCrory’s total approval rating has dropped 26 percent in five months.