Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign legislation, passed by the state legislature Monday, allowing women to sue for civil damages if, for example, a drunk driver struck her car and caused her to lose her pregnancy.
For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.
The Tennessee state legislature gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that allows women to be charged with assault if they have a pregnancy complication after using illegal drugs. Advocates argue that the bill is so poorly written that it could subject any woman with a poor pregnancy outcome to criminal investigation.
Reproductive rights advocates in Texas have filed another challenge to abortion restrictions in the state, while federal courts in Arizona and Alabama consider similar challenges.
Rennie Gibbs’ “depraved heart murder” charge related to a 2006 stillbirth was dismissed, but prosecutors said they plan to try and re-indict the young woman this summer.
I often hear the question from African-American women, “What do they [the right] want? We either have too many kids or too many abortions. Which is it?” The truth is, to them, it’s both.
H.B. very clearly defines an unborn child as beginning at the moment of conception.
Our new study makes clear that post-Roe anti-abortion and “pro-life” measures are being used to do far more than limit access to abortion; they are providing the basis for arresting women, locking them up, and forcing them to submit to medical interventions, including surgery.
The Drug War and the War on Reproductive Health aren’t just rhetorical. One woman’s tragic death shows us the true human cost of devaluing pregnant women.
An eight-year jail sentence raises troubling questions about British abortion laws.