Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session.
As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.
Mississippi’s admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again.
Attorneys the Center for Reproductive Rights say they’re planning to file an emergency appeal with the state supreme court.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently asked Planned Parenthood facilities in the state to submit transfer agreement and admitting privileges information, even though the state currently does not require clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A spokesperson said a department employee was acting on his or her own.
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Sanford Health has announced it’s credentialed physicians from the Red River Women’s Clinic, drawing a lawsuit over the constitutionality of North Dakota’s hospital admitting privileges requirement closer to an end.
An Oklahoma house committee has passed two bills that would further restrict access to safe, legal abortion in the state.
Galvanized by a recent ruling regarding Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking support to re-introduce an admitting privileges bill.
A federal judge has declared part of Texas’ abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.