We’re now entering the countdown to election day, and in some states the candidates show clear differences on abortion. In others, the choices are exactly the same.
How much power does a governor have over the state’s agenda regarding abortion access? It really depends who you ask.
Women seeking abortions now have to wait 24 hours, but at least they don’t need to make two trips to a clinic.
Organizations from the March of Dimes to the American Medical Association oppose the arrests and prosecutions, based on “child abuse,” of pregnant women who use drugs, but South Carolina continues to jail pregnant women and mothers otherwise denied treatment.
Oklahoma is playing the veto game for a fourth time, South Carolina is stuck in the mud on abortion, and Canada teaches the U.S. some lessons about reducing teen pregnancy.
Wisconsin still can’t get emergency contraception to rape victims, Florida tries to get judges to tell pregnant teenagers they should give their babies up for adoption and more stories that went under the radar.
South Carolina spends $73,000 trying to pass new abortion restrictions that would effect a small handful of potential pregnancies, then cuts the health insurance program for children.
South Carolina anti-choice legislators can’t seem to get together for a bill to add a 24-hour waiting period while the Georgia House Speaker doesn’t seem to be onboard with the Georgia Right to Life’s goal for a constitutional challenge to Roe v Wade.
By the end of March, 825 measures had been introduced in the 44 legislatures that have convened so far in 2010.
Nebraska shoots down prenatal care, South Carolina pushes a 24 hour waiting period, and other state news.