The landscape for abortion access is shifting quickly, as state after state passes restrictive laws. Particularly affected by these new laws are women who need abortions later in their pregnancies.
Must “restoring the historic right to life accorded to unborn children” require that women, including new mothers who have given birth, go to prison?
In Missouri, anti-choice Republicans opted to place the Missouri state government between doctors and their patients, and a Democratic Governor signed the bill into law. Reproductive justice activists must share our disappointment with the Governor and state legislators who voted for the abortion restriction bills.
In the first six months of 2011, states enacted 162 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights.
Just what is so moral about the new morality-based legislation?
Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Roe vs Wade becoming law of land. And it is still being debated as if the Supreme Court had not ruled and as if it were still up to states and the US legislatures to take away a woman’s basic right to own her body.
This week, Spain’s senate voted to ease the country’s restrictions on abortion. In doing so, they rejected the opposition of the Catholic bishops and the Vatican over access to safe and legal abortion in that country.
Great news out of Nepal! In just a few years, the country has gone from
a total abortion ban to allowing abortion under most circumstances to
this week, the Supreme Court ordering the government to set up an
abortion fund for poor women and to invest in an education campaign on
Uruguay’s legislature has passed an abortion liberalization law. Will President Tabaré Vasquez ignore widespread unsafe abortion in the country and veto the bill?