SB 49 requires doctors to select a reason for an abortion being “medically unnecessary” from an approved list—a term that is used to determine which procedures can be funded by Medicaid in the state.
What does “choice” mean in an age of targeted restrictions on abortion providers?
Minors seeking abortion in Alabama will now face extra red tape regardless of whether they have parental consent.
The Alabama state legislature gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that would extend the waiting period for having an abortion from 24 to 48 hours, and three other anti-choice bills could see a senate floor vote before close of session Thursday.
The latest wave of clinic closures in Texas illustrates how absurd judging abortion restrictions under the “undue burden” test has become.
The controversial measure was softened somewhat with an amendment, but advocates decry its chilling effect on medicine and its unconstitutionality.
Two clinics in underserved areas of Texas—one an abortion provider—closed their doors this week, as the effects of the omnibus anti-abortion access bill passed last summer with the support of conservative lawmakers continue to unfold across the state.
The new bills would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get an abortion, and force women carrying fetuses with fatal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in the state.
Anti-choice state lawmakers have introduced legislation in Colorado that defines life as beginning at conception, reflecting ”personhood” ballot initiatives defeated overwhelmingly in 2008 and 2010.
Let’s go behind the statistics—behind the political rhetoric—to talk about the real impact of restrictions on abortion and bans on coverage.