Missouri Senate passes bill to remove health exception from post-viability abortion law; groups sign onto letter asking for a budget bill without policy riders; women may have to think twice (!) before an abortion in Illinois; a new vaginal progesterone gel can help pregnant women with a shortened cervix.
Proponents of the South Dakota abortion ban argue that the health exception protects women’s well-being. But the amendment would force physicians to make medical decisions with their attorneys, rather than with their patients.
McCain calls Palin a direct counter to a feminist agenda but Governor Palin’s ceiling-breaking rise to prominence is a direct result of feminism – not to mention a host of other supremely beneficial public policies.
UK Scouting Association to offer basic sex ed to Explorer Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18; What constitutes a mother’s health?; Proposed South Dakota abortion ban could punish doctors with 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine; Anti-choice groups divided about SD abortion ban; Madagascar announces nationwide family planning initiative.
While the anti-choice measure on the ballot in South Dakota claims it won’t affect women with crisis pregnancies whose lives are in danger – or physicians and other providers involved – a leaked memo from a SD hospital concludes something very different.
Obama seeks middle ground on abortion; McCain slammed for ‘sarcastic air quotes’; Abortion restrictions on the ballot in Colorado, South Dakota and California; Broad support for reproductive health bill in Phillipines; UN says more focus on women needed in fight against HIV; ‘HIV positive’ Muppet educates kids on the disease in South Africa.
The United States Constitution protects each and every woman against any law that would force her to carry to term any pregnancy which jeopardizes her life or her health.
Pundits and bloggers thought that by dismissing an exception to abortion bans for women’s health, McCain was alienating the very voters he had spent months courting.
Those of us waiting to hear the presidential candidates clarify their stances on abortion, women’s health, equal pay and Supreme Court nominees had a lot to pay attention to tonight.
Does Barack Obama honestly believe that a small percentage of the already tiny percentage of women who undergo late term abortions, those who, under the advice of a skilled physician, decide that a D&X is the safest procedure for them, are somehow not broken enough to receive one?