Oklahoma’s governor has signed into law a bill that will make getting an abortion much more difficult for teens, while in Louisiana a new bill would make it possible to charge parents with child abuse for “coercing” daughters into abortion.
We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.
Two bills that could radically change how teens access abortion are nearly on their way to the governor for her approval.
Anti-choice Oklahoma legislators are already working to make abortion as physically invasive as possible. Now they are upping their game by making it personally invasive, too.
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
Both bills aim to make judicial bypass a thing of the past for Oklahoma teens.
Oklahoma teens are the latest target of Americans United for Life’s quest to cut off abortion access.
A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.
Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.
The chances of U.S. Supreme Court intervention are so slim that something else has to be behind the petition for review.