Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.
The regulations include the requirement to use an “abdominal ultrasound” to detect a fetal heartbeat—a policy that could be unclear to physicians who provide abortion care in Arkansas.
A GOP-led Alabama house committee passed three bills Wednesday that would restrict reproductive rights in the state, including one proposal that targets Alabama’s lone abortion clinic.
Tuesday’s oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.
Kansas legislators are likely to debate legislation that could effectively ban abortion as early as three weeks’ gestation.
The governor of North Dakota has three days to sign a heartbeat ban into law, but that might not matter. Even among anti-choice legal experts, it’s a given that the bill won’t ever stop anyone from getting an abortion.
The governor has used the same argument to veto the even more restrictive 12-week ban. Will the legislature override him anyway?
The GOP is highly concerned about fiscal responsibility, unless the money is being wasted defending unconstitutional abortion bans.
The governor will veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.
The heartbeat ban may be stuck in committee. Why? It’s not strict enough.