Numerous anti-choice laws—like South Dakota’s—exploit informed consent doctrine to further goals antithetical to the notion of autonomy that these laws pretend to promote.
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.
Limiting a woman’s right to a legal procedure is way more important that ensuring a perfect bill.
The New Hampshire House has been very busy restricting abortion this week.
Medical practitioners get more leeway to do what they think is best, while women get less.
Ooooh….this one comes with videos!
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.
How a scene from a popular television show and a new law in Texas patronize women who seek abortions.
During Monday’s smug, self-congratulating second reading of House Bill 15, a Republican talk radio host from Houston, may not have realized how much he slipped when he said he liked the bill because of its power in “addressing the needs of the members in the House and the Senate.”
This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.