A grand jury in Houston, Texas, declined to indict Planned Parenthood for alleged criminal conduct related to its fetal tissue donation program. Instead, it indicted two anti-choice activists who covertly recorded videos of the organization and its officials.
A California state senator is calling for legislative reforms and an inquiry after an investigation by RH Reality Check revealed that national anti-choice groups were teaching nurses dubious science with the tacit approval of the state.
Anti-abortion “abolitionists” believe the only way to end abortion is to convert the entire country to their version of Christianity, thereby making the very concept of abortion “unthinkable” to the masses.
When viewed as part of this ”fetus first” landscape, fetal homicide laws quite plainly seek to exploit tragedies like that suffered by Heather Surovik in order to pursue an anti-choice agenda, which champions so-called personhood and seeks to eliminate safe abortion care access.
Anti-choice organization Personhood Colorado collected more than 140,000 signatures in favor of the ballot measure, which would redefine the words “person” and “child” to include fetuses, far exceeding the required number.
If the secretary of state approves the signatures and the measure makes the ballot, political observers say it’s unlikely to pass, just as “personhood” abortion bans were defeated overwhelmingly in Colorado in 2008 and 2010.
What happens on the front lines of Dr. Carhart’s clinic for this week is extremely important – but what comes out of it is perhaps even more critical.
About 220 people “Walked for Choice” on Sunday July 31 in the beastly Maryland sun in support of Dr. Leroy Carhart. Spirits were high…
40 Days for Life is suing a library who declined to show an anti-abortion documentary that would disrupt normal library functions, could allowing HIV-positive people donate organs save lives, and three cheers for the NBA and WNBA for AIDS education!
From the “guerrilla activists” trying to take down Planned Parenthood to the state and federal legislators (from both parties) further restricting women’s access to abortion, 2011 has seen more assaults on women’s most fundamental rights yet – even more even under the Bush years. There are 3 anti-abortion federal bills and more than 200 state level bills restricting access to abortion (and cutting funds for birth control, cancer screenings and other basic care for women into the attacks for good measure). Many of the state-level bills pose fundamental challenges to Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Supreme Court challenges down the line. What we need is an outpouring of resistance to this assault on the humanity of women!