Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.
The politicians who bang the drum of “personal freedom,” and in the same breath promote an increased divide between the rich and the poor, need to know that religious people will not stand by and applaud. Indeed, the fact that reproductive health-care clinics in Texas are being forced to close should concern us all.
Melissa Harris-Perry explains recent attempts to restrict abortion access in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—which when taken together could leave a huge part of the United States without access to full reproductive health care. [via MSNBC]
Why are Wendy Davis and Terry McAuliffe, two Southern politicians who made names for themselves as reproductive rights supporters, suddenly shrinking away from the issue of abortion?
For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.
The Birth Battleground (2013), a short documentary by Australian Journeyman Pictures, places a special focus on the battle over abortion in Texas to explore how Republican states in the United States are restricting abortion laws, leading to a wave of protests—as well as a surge in illegal procedures.
It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.
The state’s House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would prohibit a family from directing physicians to remove mechanical support from a brain-dead pregnant woman.
Two Texas doctors say a hospital caved to anti-choice activist “demands” when it revoked their privileges because they provide legal abortion care.
A clinic in El Paso was forced to stop providing legal abortion care, and found no relief in a federal court on Wednesday when it asked for a restraining order against Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.