In one poll of New York and Pennsylvania voters, three-quarters of respondents said that a woman’s ability to control whether to have children is linked to equality and financial stability.
The Pennsylvania state legislature Thursday morning passed a bill to protect victims of domestic violence from home eviction after calling the police for emergency help. The legislation passed without the unrelated anti-gun control amendment that Republican lawmakers had tacked on at the last minute.
Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to add an anti-gun control amendment to a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence.
The impact of targeted regulations on abortion providers extends beyond financial—it can also make it challenging to sustain a vision of quality “woman-centered” care.
The prosecution of Jennifer Whalen for purchasing her daughter abortion-inducing medication is reminiscent of the way that hospitals, Child Protective Services, and law enforcement have historically responded to drug use during pregnancy.
The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners found Wednesday that rogue abortion provider Dr. Steven C. Brigham had committed several counts of gross negligence, deception, and official misconduct. Brigham no longer has any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States.
A new measure passed by Pittsburgh lawmakers would require employers to “reasonably accommodate” pregnant workers’ medical requests.
Morris Turner grew up hearing whispered stories of the women who had died from childbirth and unsafe abortion in his rural Georgia town. At the age of 10, he vowed to become a doctor to prevent such suffering.
The victim “acted in a manner which in whole or in part contributed to” her attack, says a statement attributed to Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Kane says she was unaware of the statement drafted by her office.
Philadelphia is poised to pass a new ordinance aimed at toughening the punishment of crimes committed on the basis of someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation.