When West Virginia’s legislature voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in March, West Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly backed the ban, deliberately defying the national party’s support of abortion rights.
The $5 million San Antonio facility is being planned in anticipation of the enactment of the final provision of Texas’ new omnibus anti-abortion law that mandates all abortion procedures be performed or administered in ambulatory surgical centers.
A group of Texas doctors filed suit against the State of Texas Wednesday, challenging part of a new omnibus anti-abortion law that requires abortion providers to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers.
A portion of an Alabama law that requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital will remain on hold for at least another week. Three clinics in the state sued to block the requirement, arguing that it is medically unnecessary and unconstitutional.
Two clinics in underserved areas of Texas—one an abortion provider—closed their doors this week, as the effects of the omnibus anti-abortion access bill passed last summer with the support of conservative lawmakers continue to unfold across the state.
Over the past several months, RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes traveled to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to meet some of the Texans who are most affected by HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion law that is expected to shutter all but six abortion clinics in the state. Watch Grimes’ video dispatch from the Valley.
A Houston doctor who has provided safe abortion care in Texas for 40 years has had his medical license temporarily suspended following the enforcement of HB 2.
On Monday, an anti-choice website incorrectly noted that eight abortion clinics in Pennsylvania have closed since 2012, misinformation that was picked up by credible news outlets that in some cases attributed the two closures to Act 122—another misstep.
Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state’s family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?
As Texas abortion providers head to court to challenge parts of the state’s new omnibus anti-choice law, representatives of a new reproductive health group say they will open abortion-providing ambulatory surgical centers to increase access to abortion in Texas.