The state’s latest government mandate on doctor’s office communications requires doctors to read an as-yet-unwritten script to pregnant patients after delivering the diagnosis of prenatal Down syndrome.
Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.
The decision strikes one of the most restrictive anti-abortion measures in the country but leaves in place other components of the law.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
A judge will decide whether the nation’s longest waiting period will be put on hold until its constitutionality is ruled on.
How a scene from a popular television show and a new law in Texas patronize women who seek abortions.
Leslee Unruh’s fundraising is one of the forces behind South Dakota’s newest abortion restrictions. Who is she and what does she believe?
The fact that the anti-choice movement is just one arm of the larger religious right is often ignored. But a new law mandating religious indoctrination of women should change the discourse.
Though still modest, the total cash in South Dakota’s Life Protect Fund doubled this week to nearly $30,000 due to contributions. Who are the individuals and groups donating to the effort?
South Dakota’s governor signed a highly restrictive law this week, claiming a private funder will cover court costs. Who are these private funders and just how much is this costing the state? Even some Republican legislators are concerned.