Nearly two weeks after Brittany Maynard used Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act to end her life at the age of 29, the New Jersey General Assembly passed a similar aid in dying bill that gives terminally ill patients the right to help in precipitating their death.
S. 317 strikes down criminal statutes that subjected doctors who perform or advertise abortions to up
20 years in jail.
The bill does not explicitly recognize abortion rights, as another similar bill did, but it protects doctors from prosecution by repealing old criminal statutes.
The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.
The bill would officially repeal pre-Roe v. Wade statutes that criminalize abortion.
The philosophy underlying the policy is one that recognizes the importance of parenting and other caregiving roles
—which women are still disproportionately saddled with. But even as San Francisco sets trends, the city’s policy could improve, especially with respect to low-wage positions, which also tend to be dominated by women .
Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
Based on the evidence provided by states themselves, it is more than a little misleading for the House Judiciary Committee to suggest that newborn children are being murdered by abortion providers with regularity and abandon; it is myth-making and fear-mongering.
Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban falls, but that won’t stop anti-choice legislators in D.C. from pushing ahead with their own version.