Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s health minister, reported that 77,771 legal abortions were performed in 2011, a 31 percent increase over 2010. This statistic has rattled the country’s growing anti-abortion movement, sending it into a frenzy of activity to roll back the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act passed 16 years ago.
First, one city. Maybe later the whole state?
Surely no one will be confused by the identical buildings, right?
Texas says their crisis pregnancy centers should be the new face of the women’s heath program. Does that mean they will control who gets birth control?
The city council calls it telling the truth. The religious backers call it freedom of speech. Now a federal judge will weigh in.
In clinics nationwide, young women — mostly poor women — are lured into so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” which falsely advertise themselves as health clinics, but which are anything but. These crisis pregnancy centers are often set up and run by Catholic churches, which, for obvious reasons, doesn’t bode well for any woman seeking information about contraception or terminating a pregnancy. Instead of offering counseling about a woman’s choices, these CPCs steer women towards a right-wing, anti-choice agenda, using Jesus and guilt as weapons.
The reproductive rights legal advocacy group will file an appeal over the recent decision to forbid crisis pregnancy centers from posting signs saying they don’t provide or refer for abortions.
The state has corrected their list of clinics that provide “free ultrasounds” that women can visit before an abortion, but they still are all crisis pregnancy centers.
Women in Virginia who want to terminate a pregnancy may find themselves with new roadblocks as the state tries to trick them into visiting crisis pregnancy centers first.
Anti-choice activists are excited to announce they have secured a prime spot right across the street from the only abortion provider in Northern Minnesota.