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.
A Louisiana Republican pre-filed a bill Tuesday that would call for a constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The bill is the latest of the so-called personhood measures that have failed time and again in legislatures and ballot initiatives.
To win over the middle, anti-choice leaders argued at CPAC, it’s more helpful to message around “incremental” abortion restrictions like 20-week bans or insurance coverage restrictions.
Despite some facile language about “choice” from anti-vaxxers and individual beliefs held among some of them, the reality is that the anti-vaccination movement has way more in common with those trying to restrict abortion access.
To read news coverage of the anti-insurance bill that Republicans passed instead of a 20-week ban on abortion, you’d think the new bill is no big deal. In reality, though, it’s just as bad in most ways.