According to a recent piece by Reuters, the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases are going to tackle the “unsettled science” of contraception. But there is no “unsettled science” here, no “scientific dilemma” concerning when pregnancy begins beyond one created by anti-choice activists.
As women’s rights and pro-choice activists continue to sharply criticize the ongoing attempts to grant personhood rights to eggs, it is important to examine what “personhood” actually means, what fetal personhood laws would mean for our movement, and how personhood activists are getting it all wrong.
Briefs filed in support of Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban show the evolution of the anti-choice legal strategy against Roe v. Wade.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals gave constitutional protection to misleading women seeking abortion care. Now it will almost certainly rest on Justice Kennedy to address challenges to informed consent laws, problems with which can be traced back to him in the first place.
Dr. Leroy Carhart, a medical doctor who provides abortions, and who is most well known for his lead role in fighting bans on “partial birth abortion,” will take over Dr. Tiller’s Kansas clinic to ensure women receive the care they need.
It’s a very scary Halloween for anti-choice organizations! A scare-tactic robocall from the anti-contraception, anti-choice National Pro-Life Alliance and a mailer that falls into the “most absurd mailers of all time” category.
There’s a lively debate in the pro-choice community over whether or not the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe.
The Family Research Council has launched an ad attacking Senator Obama for his support of the Freedom of Choice Act — legislation that would simply codify legal abortion access for women, in an effort to protect women’s health and lives.