Tuesday’s ruling keeping the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks.
Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates can’t afford to forget that past.
Republicans nationwide have urged their state attorneys general and governors to look into Planned Parenthood affiliate organizations.
Republicans want abortion providers to assume every patient is underage unless the patient can present an unspecified “valid governmental ID,” which could end legal abortion care for undocumented Texans.
There are 30 days left in the regular session and a total of 32 filed bills dealing with the subject of abortion—most, but not all, of which would make comprehensive reproductive health care more costly and difficult to access.
Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.
Without a doubt, those marching against women’s rights this year will be as giddy with success as they are fanatical about their agenda. If they owned up to the program they are really pushing, that they are marching for “Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement,” would that be enough to drive you out in the streets to protest? Stand up for access to abortion and birth control at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC this Monday!
The burning of an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida on New Year’s Day is an act of violence against women and a call to action. It’s time to stand up.
Over and over and over again people tell me to leave religion out of the debate over abortion. “Many Christians believe in the right to abortion, at least in cases of rape or incest,” I am often told, “So, why alienate them by bringing up religion?”
Rachel Maddow to explore in depth on Monday the Assassination of abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller.