Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”
Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.
Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
A federal court will decide what, if any, restrictions pregnant minors in the state face should they need to terminate a pregnancy.
A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.
A controversial decision may have just blocked all access to abortion care for minors in state custody.
A unanimous decision could put an end to decades of legal battles over the state’s parental involvement statute.
A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the state’s brand new parental consent law and an older, less stringent parental notification measure.
Oklahoma’s governor has signed into law a bill that will make getting an abortion much more difficult for teens, while in Louisiana a new bill would make it possible to charge parents with child abuse for “coercing” daughters into abortion.
A bill that would curb minors’ access to certain medical procedures has gone back to committee, but the North Carolina legislature remains intent on codifying anti-choice ideology.