There’s been a sea change in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing lobbying group that crafted some wide-ranging legislation proposed and enacted by conservative legislatures across the country.
A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights, while the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology lifts its ban on treating men.
Twenty-three states have passed laws barring abortion coverage from insurance plans within state health exchanges. What has largely gone unnoticed is that many of these policies emanate from Americans United for Life, a little-known group that regularly has access to conservative lawmakers at the annual ALEC conferences.
Following on the heels of a House member, a second Texas legislator with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council files a companion bill to the state’s proposed 20-week abortion ban.
This morning, ALEC-affiliated Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) filed the state legislature’s first attempt to ban abortions after 20 weeks—the so-called Preborn Pain Act.