Ahead of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, Marco Rubio vowed to take action to further limit access to abortion domestically and abroad, Ted Cruz used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to push his opposition to reproductive rights, and Carly Fiorina used preschoolers as props in an anti-choice rally.
Beyond a claim to the moral upper hand, framing safe and legal access to abortion as a social good can help us win. One example of this was the Respect ABQ Women campaign in November 2013, in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, voters defeated an attempt to ban abortion access after 20 weeks.
The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one.
New rules issued by the Texas Supreme Court are designed to make it impossible for minors to access an abortion, advocates claim.
The Democratic candidates, unlike their GOP counterparts, were not asked about attacks on reproductive rights and abortion access.
The two bills passed Friday would “undermine access to comprehensive reproductive health care and criminalize the practice of medicine,” says the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
CNN’s latest poll has the same problem as so many before it: It’s not measuring attitudes about abortion so much as attitudes about female autonomy. By not being more exacting, the poll may do more to confuse than illuminate.
I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.
For years, medication abortion ranked far behind surgical abortion in popularity. But now that may be changing, as women increasingly see the pill—legal or not—as a way to get around draconian abortion restrictions.
The Poland “abortion drone” is causing a splash in the media and excited buzz in the reproductive rights community, but it has also become a source of misinformation and anxiety.