The sole abortion clinic in Mississippi is about to become an official health provider for insurance companies, including Medicaid, meaning the clinic can soon provide covered contraception to its patients.
For one thing, health care doesn’t live up to its own name if it segregates and excludes the medical needs—including abortion, contraception, and family planning—of some because of the discriminatory belief systems of others.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is about to come to a crossroads in his political career. Will he chose to embrace his new “moderate” stance, or live up to his former social conservative past?
I assume “Woman’s Right to Know Her Unborn Child Before She Murders Him or Her and Is Haunted for the Rest of Her Life Act” was too long?
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
The medical community has been clear: intrusive laws restricting abortion care undermine the relationship between health care providers and their patients and are based on political ideology, not on providing the best possible care.
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.
The women of Louisiana now need a 24-hour wait, to listen to the fetal or embryonic heart tones and must hear a physical description prior to abortion.
The public pressure has finally resulted in the bill officially being laid to rest for the legislative season.
A myriad of amendments have been attached to the proposal in an attempt to kill the entire bill.