What do you get when you cross legislation on who can provide an exam before administering RU-486 with new rules on admitting privileges and other standards for doctors who provide abortions? SuperTRAP.
In Illinois, they run reproductive rights bills through the agriculture committee. In Missouri, they call male lawmakers experts because they are the sons of veterinarians.
Medical practitioners get more leeway to do what they think is best, while women get less.
A federal judge has blocked a new Kansas law that would strip federal family planning funding from a Planned Parenthood chapter in the state, reports the Associated Press.
In Missouri, anti-choice Republicans opted to place the Missouri state government between doctors and their patients, and a Democratic Governor signed the bill into law. Reproductive justice activists must share our disappointment with the Governor and state legislators who voted for the abortion restriction bills.
Although the bill passed with a veto-proof majority, Governor Nixon has the opportunity to at least symbolically oppose the legislation.
In their zeal to attack Planned Parenthood, anti-choice activists pretend Planned Parenthood offered abortions to tornado victims, then scrubbed the article.
The strategic and systematic chipping away at women’s control over their reproduction is strikingly similar to the way a batterer places bruises on a woman’s body so they don’t show in public.
A racist, anti-choice billboard has been placed in my city, in a neighborhood less than 20 minutes from my home. Yeah, it’s hard to put into words just how disgusted and insulted I am.
Missouri Senate passes bill to remove health exception from post-viability abortion law; groups sign onto letter asking for a budget bill without policy riders; women may have to think twice (!) before an abortion in Illinois; a new vaginal progesterone gel can help pregnant women with a shortened cervix.