What does “choice” mean in an age of targeted restrictions on abortion providers?
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to two activists trying to raise the word that secular anti-choicers aren’t as rational and evidence-based as they pretend to be. Also, I discuss the sexism and hypocrisy in Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister’s kissing scandal and offer more on the impending doom in Texas.
Anti-abortion “abolitionists” believe the only way to end abortion is to convert the entire country to their version of Christianity, thereby making the very concept of abortion “unthinkable” to the masses.
The recent Marlise Munoz case should be a call to action for anyone who believes that pregnant women and their families deserve respect. More than 30 states have laws that require a pregnant woman to be kept on mechanical support no matter what her living will says, and it is time for that to change.
Reproductive rights advocates filed a petition to have the entire panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit consider whether Texas’ admitting privileges requirement is constitutional.
Greg Abbott wants to defend a state statute that Texas hospital patients say prevents them from being able to hold hospitals, and the doctors they grant privileges to, accountable when they practice bad medicine.
Until now, attempts to track the legislative journey that ultimately led to the passage of one of the most restrictive anti-choice laws in the country would have been a daunting task. With the launch of RH Reality Check’s interactive database, however, a picture of the long road to HB 2 begins to emerge.
Given Texas’ record for detention facilities with high rates of sexual abuse, Gov. Perry’s rejection of rules under the Prison Rape Elimination Act is especially troubling to those advocating for the safety of inmates.
In front of Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas, as students head inside, a group of activists led by Jered Michael Ragon stand just steps away trying to preach their anti-choice message.
On this episode, I talk to Lenzi Sheible of Fund Texas Women, which helps women who need to travel for abortion to get to where they’re going. Also, I discuss clinic closures in Texas and review some of the post-argument coverage of the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court.