Michigan moves forward on practical contraceptive advances, schools reevaluate student privacy when it comes to abortions, teens are outed to prosecutors and more.
So much noise over Stupak may have drowned out the anti-choice legislation that passed in multiple states already this week.
Much like a marathon, this roundup covers 20% of the states in the country, then rewards you with a giant pea suit. Ok, not so much like a marathon…
Missouri legislators want to help protect women from being “permanently wounded” and personally attack a pro-choice lobbyist in the process of passing anti-choice legislation.
In Missouri, advocates are preparing for another round of attacks on reproductive health care while dealing with the fall out from anti-choice legislation passed in previous sessions.
More than 750,000 Missourians are uninsured. Medicaid benefits for 300,000 Missourians were cut, and coverage for 100,000 more eliminated. In 2003, 30,000 women lost Medicaid coverage.
The Missouri State House overwhelmingly (115-43) approved an amendment that only further restricts Missourian women’s access to safe, effective contraception and medication abortion.
Students offered tests after HIV scare at Missouri High School; Family Research Council comes to defense of Rep. Bachmann; Catholic commentator warns against voting solely on abortion; Coping with depression during pregnancy; Text messages inform and encourage HIV testing in South Africa.
Circumcision benefit doubted for gay men; Catholic hospital under fire for allowing abortion referrals and birth control prescriptions; Ohio top court mulls admission of medical files in Planned Parenthood case; U.S. Supreme Court refuses Missouri prison abortion rights case; Breast cancer vaccine within reach.
Do pro-choice voters in Missouri have an opportunity to elect a protective veto into the Governor’s mansion in November? Only if the Democratic nominee really does support abortion rights.