I knew it was a busy month, but I didn’t know it was “pass a new abortion restriction every day” busy.
The pro-choice movement by and large is still accepting the terrible terms set by the antis and negotiating for smaller and smaller pockets of access to this basic right.
Abortion ban legislation in Iowa and elsewhere is based on a myth that focuses on the 20th week of pregnancy at which an arbitrary line is drawn to restrict abortions past this time.
This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.
After nearly 40 years working in the abortion field, I can see that the situation is hopeless. I admit it. Personhood begins at ejaculation!
Preterm birth medication cost will go up 150 times due to exclusivity contract, FBI arrests suspect in Fresno Planned Parenthood arson case, Georgia moves to only allow abortions to be performed in hospitals, and Senator Rand Paul connects abortion, light bulbs, and his toilet. And he really hates his toilet.
Pregnant woman in Ohio will get a vaginal ultrasound in front of House committee so her fetus can “testify,” Arizona wants to further regulate medical abortion and discourage charitable donations to organizations that mention abortion, and Obama proclaims the start of Women’s History Month.
A bill to restrict insurance coverage of abortion in Arkansas was tabled after its anti-choice proponents decided they could not abide exceptions for rape and incest.
A new study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health finds no association between abortion and either depression or low self-esteem in teens within a year of terminating a pregnancy or five years later.
In April 2010, the Nebraska legislature banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy for all reasons except for the life and physical health of the mother. The reality is that women need later abortions for many of the same reasons women need any other abortion.