We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.
The governor may have signed the bill into law, but activists aren’t ready to accept defeat.
A clinic that has seen women walk through its doors for four decades is being shuttered due to a new law forcing it to either rebuild its facilities or close.
American Bridge has released a detailed list of the women who are a part of Women for Ken, the group of intensely ideological, anti-choice women who support Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Kathryn Joyce about her new book on evangelicals and adoption. Anti-choicers start a disinformation campaign around the case of Kermit Gosnell and Virginia passes new regulations to shut down safe, legal clinics.
Virginia State Delegate Charniele Herring, Virginia Democratic Party Chair and House Minority Whip, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Virginia Board of Health passing TRAP laws designed to close abortion clinics, and how Virginia, which voted twice for President Obama, has allowed itself to be overtaken by the social conservative Republican agenda.
The measures would force clinics that perform abortions in the first trimester to modify their facilities in several ways that are not required of other outpatient medical facilities or existing hospitals in the state.
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
An amendment to ban abortion coverage in the Virginia exchange, even if it’s paid for out-of-pocket, passed by just one vote.
Now the governor of Virginia doesn’t even want to allow women to pay for abortion coverage out of pocket.