Under HB 2, Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, doctors must fulfill medically unnecessary requirements just to stay open, forgoing a patient’s comfort.
Troy Newman, the president of the radical anti-choice organization Operation Rescue, was scheduled to embark on a ten-day speaking tour in Australia. An Australian lawmaker raised concerns that the visit would contribute to the “harassment and intimidation” of women looking to access reproductive health care.
The misleadingly-named “Women’s Public Health and Safety Act” would allow states to kick health-care providers out of their Medicaid programs for performing abortions, or being connected in almost any way to abortion services.
Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block enforcement of an anti-choice measure that permits warrantless searches of abortion providers, among other provisions.
The sanctions come in the wake of revelations that the administration edited a state agency press release about the results of an investigation into Planned Parenthood, and the resignation soon thereafter of the agency’s top communications official.
A ruling on Friday keeps state funding available for Planned Parenthood clinics until October 2 as Republicans try to defund the health-care organization.
Most of the footage appears to be recorded during informal receptions when Planned Parenthood officials were speaking extemporaneously to David Daleiden, the anti-choice front group’s figurehead.
The Planned Parenthood health center in Pullman, Washington, was set ablaze Friday at around 3:30 a.m.—the latest incident in increasingly frequent violence directed at abortion providers and their affiliates.
Almost three years after the passage and implementation of HB 2 the Roberts Court could finally weigh in on its constitutionality.
As a physician who provides abortion care, I did not perceive anything shocking about the language used by the Planned Parenthood medical staff in the attack videos. I attribute this to the context of the conversation: business among colleagues, or at least those pretending to be.