This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery “ruffians” invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.
The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday that would prohibit clinics offering abortion care from being located near schools, charging that children should be protected from anti-choice protests.
Black mothers and our families deserve better than billboards exploiting the social determinants perpetuated by white male supremacy that has created the various hostile environments in which we live and parent.
A GOP-led Louisiana house committee passed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit women from seeking abortions due to the sex of the fetus, even though there remains no documentation that sex-selective abortions are widespread in the United States.
Republicans in Colorado are coming up with a plethora of reasons to object to funding an IUD program that has dramatically reduced teen pregnancy. But their real concern appears to be that the program is too good at preventing unintended pregnancy.
To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.
The bill will now go before the state senate—also majority Republican—where it is expected to pass.
A lawmaker in Alabama has introduced a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would effectively ban abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before a woman may even know she is pregnant.
Gov. Sam Brownback during a private ceremony Tuesday signed a bill that made his state the first in the nation to criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions.
An amendment passed this week amid an 18-hour budget debate in the Texas House of Representatives could provide Texas’ reproductive health watchdogs with data they’ve long clamored for.