Wow, when you see it all at once, Republican lawmakers don’t think much of women at all.
Indiana becomes the first state to totally defund the health care provider.
This past month has shaken comprehensive women’s health to its core and the fight is not over. On the state level, there is a virtual slaughterhouse lined up for women’s healthcare. It will come as no shock to those who follow these issues that there is an inordinate focus on abortion. These zealots continue to pretend that abortion isn’t one of the most common medical procedures for women in childbearing years. Virginia has gone too far. This past week, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring all offices, clinics and centers that perform first-trimester abortions to be regulated as hospitals instead of as doctors’ offices. This absurd and devastating new policy could be restrictive enough to force as many as 17 of the state’s 21 abortion clinics out of business.
Anti-choice politicians in Oklahoma have tried year after year to make it harder for women to access abortion despite the fact that and have been thwarted by the courts. Now there may be no check or balance on anti-choice legislation.
Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America addresses reactions to a Newsweek article and NARAL’s research on the role of younger voters and advocates in the pro-choice movement.
Here is news about women’s reproductive health care that you’re not likely to read in a lot of newspapers—but it’s an important development in removing an onerous obstacle to a woman’s ability to access safe, legal abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice America staffer Molly wrote a quick post on the confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius and our Three-for-Three campaign and I wanted to share it with you… One down, two to go!
McCain spokesperson Nancy Pfotenhauer tried to focus more attention, this morning, on the false claim made by Governor Palin that Senator Obama has been “paling around” with terrorists.
When groups of key female voters know where John McCain and Barack Obama actually stand on reproductive rights they are moved to support Obama, according to a new NARAL poll. Updated 1:55pm EDT: Video of Cecile Richards debating about McCain and women voters.