Every year when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade rolls around, I am troubled by the loud silences in our triumphant tales of struggle. As a history doctoral student who researches African Americans and abortion, the story I tell is quite different.
Nothing made it out of the Virginia assembly’s committee when it comes to abortion bills. That’s good news and bad news for reproductive rights supporters.
A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival.
Andrea Grimes updates us on what’s happening to Texas family planning funding. Also: review of the Steubenville rape case and a look at Virginia’s new abortion regulations.
Can we encourage every state to follow their lead?
An anti-choice Super-PAC may now have to disclose its donors thanks to the Supreme Court.
If you want to avoid giving birth to a severely disabled fetus, you’d better hope you have money to pay for an abortion.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
The governor will ring in the new year with a bill that could close many of the clinics in the state.
For a teen who wants to access a safe, legal abortion without informing a parent, getting a judicial bypass may be completely dependent on who she calls.