Arkansas bans “partial birth” abortion, and pregnant women and their physicians are left to guess which safe surgical abortion techniques HB 1113 bans.
Finally, the economic downturn delivers a silver lining for America’s women: legislators in Utah, who are gung-ho about an abortion ban, aren’t going to pursue one in this legislative session because of the cost associated with defending the ban in court.
The South Dakota measure to criminalize abortion was defeated by 10 points. The campaign responsible for challenging the ban used messaging much of the national pro-choice movement might not agree with. How does a state in which most voters identify as pro-life defeat an abortion ban?
This morning, a full Fourth Circuit Court reconsidered a Virginia ban on certain late-term abortion procedures.
The groups supporting Colorado’s Amendment 48 represent the most extreme wing of the right to life movement. These groups and individuals lead campaigns against contraceptive access.
Proponents of the South Dakota abortion ban argue that the health exception protects women’s well-being. But the amendment would force physicians to make medical decisions with their attorneys, rather than with their patients.
If the Lithuanian Parliament adopts more restrictive abortion regulations currently under debate, Lithuania would join Malta, Ireland and Poland as a European country in which access to abortion is significantly limited.
Both pro- and anti-choice activists are preparing the state legislative landscape on abortion for the next President and his or her Supreme Court nominees. The right’s latest tactic is the ban-in-waiting — a ban on abortion that springs into effect upon the reversal of Roe.