In anti-choicers latest stunt, a fetus is scheduled to testify in front of Ohio lawmakers in support of a bill that would make all abortions illegal after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.
Stigmatizing abortion is inherently harmful to women’s health. When abortion is inaccessible either legally, financially or physically, women are more likely to turn to the back alley.
This Congress had the opportunity to overturn the ban on privately-funded abortions on military bases. Unfortunately, the political will wasn’t there to get the provision passed.
It’s been reported that the Burris Amendment applies a conscience rule to military health care, an incarnation that is extremely problematic and could be widely invoked in the most dangerous of settings.
Here is news about women’s reproductive health care that you’re not likely to read in a lot of newspapers—but it’s an important development in removing an onerous obstacle to a woman’s ability to access safe, legal abortion.
This year’s abortion ban in South Dakota is no more humane than the last time around. The exceptions for rape force the rape victim to identify her attacker and test her fetus for DNA before she can access abortion. SD supporters of the abortion ban also claim “abortion is being used as birth control.” Since SD legislators voted down greater access to birth control this year, there isn’t even “birth control as birth control.”
Pro-choice advocates argue that the exceptions to the abortion ban on the ballot in South Dakota aren’t nearly enough to protect women’s health.
Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops’ narrow anti-abortion effort hurts ‘pro-life’ cause.
UK Scouting Association to offer basic sex ed to Explorer Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18; What constitutes a mother’s health?; Proposed South Dakota abortion ban could punish doctors with 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine; Anti-choice groups divided about SD abortion ban; Madagascar announces nationwide family planning initiative.
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