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.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to journalist Katie McDonough about why claims that fetuses feel pain don’t hold up. I also discuss how conservative attacks on health-care reform are ramping up as the exchanges are due to open soon, and Ohio is starting to shut down abortion clinics for not adhering to impossible to follow laws.
This week, Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, told the Huffington Post that he thinks South Wind Director Julie Burkhart is “trying to provoke an incident so she can say, ‘Look, these pro-lifers did something.’”
“We are ready to start the fire again,” said state Rep. Christina Hagan at the press conference, which was filled with reporters as well as members of the Duggar family, reality television stars who have become some of the new faces of the evangelical anti-choice movement.
Ohio’s new heartbeat bill, which could make abortion illegal as early as six weeks from the pregnant person’s last menstrual period, will be introduced at a Thursday afternoon press conference.
Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.
The anti-choice group wants the Supreme Court to strike an Ohio law that prevents lying in political ads, claiming it’s a violation of the group’s political speech rights.
Roughly two months after one of the city’s two abortion clinics closed, the second clinic has been informed that its license will be suspended. In both cases, the clinics were unable to secure a hospital transfer agreement at a facility that meets new state criteria.
A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.
In an economy rife with low-wage jobs and long-term unemployment for women, the need for reproductive freedom is even more critical. Yet, Ohio’s budget achieves exactly the opposite, as if to mock the state’s women.