The attorney for Anna Yocca, the Tennessee woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to terminate her pregnancy with a coat hanger, suggested his client has a history of mental illness.
Until the Irish government repeals the Eighth Amendment and replaces the new unworkable law with policies that facilitate rather than obstruct access to abortion, women will continue to be seen simply as means to an end.
Louisiana is threatening to pass a bill that would require doctors to lie to women and tell them abortion causes mental health damage. This is bad news not just for abortion doctors, but for the mental health industry as well.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals gave constitutional protection to misleading women seeking abortion care. Now it will almost certainly rest on Justice Kennedy to address challenges to informed consent laws, problems with which can be traced back to him in the first place.
Despite ample evidence that there is no link between abortion and suicide, a federal appeals court decides its okay for South Dakota to require doctors to lie to women.
Researchers concluded that a study that claimed abortion causes mental health issues had “fundamental analytical errors.”
Nebraska’s recent abortion laws show an intellectual consistency in the anti-choice worldview, one that is fundamentally misogynist.
Celebrating the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade; it’s Blog for Choice Day!; March for Life features women regretting their abortions; Caroline Kennedy withdraws her Senate candidacy; provider conscience regulation not suspended by the White House; political landscape around abortion reshaped; early priorities for reproductive health groups.
Antiabortion activists often attempt to capitalize on the fact that the public and many policymakers cannot distinguish between well-conducted studies and those that fall in the “junk science” category.