The ban portion of the state’s new omnibus abortion bill may be on hold, but other pieces of the bill are now in place.
Today the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out important provisions of a South Dakota law that literally forced doctors to lie to their patients.
Increasingly our politics and policies are shaped by lies and misinformation spread with the purpose of supporting a political agenda. The issue of abortion and mental health–discussed in this weekend’s Washington Post–illustrates the case.
More than 900 measures on reproductive health and rights were introduced in the states and the District of Columbia in 2009, and by year’s end, 77 new laws had been enacted in 34 states and DC. (This is more than twice the 33 new laws enacted in 20 states in 2008.)
Two women sterilized against their will have won large settlements in a court case in Prague that is seen as a first step toward securing justice for other victims of involuntary sterilization.
The Human Life Alliance college ad campaign tells victims of rape and incest that carrying their attacker’s/abuser’s baby will “help them heal.”