A bill passed in Missouri shows how ill-informed lawmakers are about state law, how little respect they have for women, and how little they actually know about real women’s lives.
Yesterday, our colleagues at Jezebel wrote about a new Oklahoma law that will require the details of every abortion to be posted on a public website. Proponents say this will prevent abortion — apparently by shaming and burdening women and doctors.
Think concerns over “egg-as-person” laws in the US are overblown? In Nicaragua, pregnant women suffering from cancer are refused appropriate treatment and girls pregnant as a result of rape are compelled to carry to term, to name just a few…
While parental notification laws are intended to protect young women, they assume that all young women can safely involve their family in the decision to terminate a pregnancy.
An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.
A Virginia law that makes doctors criminally liable for performing the “most common” form of second trimester abortion was upheld by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced today.
Women, take off your shoes, get knocked up, and go back to the kitchen, ’cause Ross Douthat will tell us everything we need to know and the world will be a better place.
Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.
Watch Dahlia Lithwick and Rachel Maddow crush the logic behind Republican opposition to Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s pick for Assistant Attorney General. Slick.