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.
We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.
South Dakota now has the longest forced waiting period in the country for its one abortion clinic.
It is now up to the governor to sign or veto the bill. Does he really want to pay for another court challenge?
When legislatures write laws to enforce other laws that the courts have blocked, you know they really just want to ban abortion any way they can.
Should the latest plan to change the waiting period to 72 hours — not including weekends — pass, activists worry that the clinic may no longer be able to offer abortions.
Rachel Maddow gives an overview of the ever-expanding anti-choice state level strategy heading into the new legislative session. Robin Marty’s reporting on the South Dakota bill that would discount weekends and holidays during its mandatory 72 hour waiting period was cited in the segment at 5:20.
Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, talks with Rachel Maddow on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade about the hardships women are forced to endure in some states to exercise their right to an abortion because of state laws designed to undermine that right.
Sorry, folks, weekends and holidays don’t apply.
Two recent decisions to drop legal challenges to abortion restrictions illustrates the difficult choices facing reproductive rights lawyers in a legal climate hostile to abortion rights.