An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.
Much has been written about the politics behind 20-week abortion laws—especially the false claims that they are designed to protect women—but so far, there has been relatively scant coverage of the anti-choice litigation strategy in relation to these bans.
Flanked by anti-choice legislators, Republican Gov. Rick Perry held a public ceremony at the state capitol building Thursday to sign HB 2 while pro-choice protesters in the rotunda chanted and held signs.
Think House Republicans are deficit hawks? Not when it comes to rolling back reproductive rights.
Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe abortions.
Once more, the Republican controlled House is seeking to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care through the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”
On day two of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, evangelical leaders clashed on abortion and economic policy. But opposing abortion was deemed a winning issue by movement elders like Phyllis Schlafly and young activists alike.
Trent Franks’ federal 20-week abortion ban is a dangerous piece of legislation, based on false and completely disproven assertions about “evidence” of fetal pain. Yet many media outlets are assisting in perpetuating these lies.
The battle over Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban re-affirms a fundamental right to choose abortion, but by embracing fetal viability as a legal cut-off point is the court just making matters worse?
Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.