From the “guerrilla activists” trying to take down Planned Parenthood to the state and federal legislators (from both parties) further restricting women’s access to abortion, 2011 has seen more assaults on women’s most fundamental rights yet – even more even under the Bush years. There are 3 anti-abortion federal bills and more than 200 state level bills restricting access to abortion (and cutting funds for birth control, cancer screenings and other basic care for women into the attacks for good measure). Many of the state-level bills pose fundamental challenges to Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Supreme Court challenges down the line. What we need is an outpouring of resistance to this assault on the humanity of women!
Anti-choice South Dakota legislators have introduced a bill that would force women considering abortion to go to crisis pregnancy centers.
Despite the level of losses in the 2010 election, some reproductive health advocates are still able to find a silver lining in the results.
South Dakota’s most prominent anti-choice advocacy group is putting out an unheard of endorsement in the Secretary of State race, leaving voters to wonder why?
A prayer vigil and march for solidarity show two very different faces to Good Friday at the Highland Park Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, MN.
The sad case in Philadelphia shows the lengths women will go to get an abortion and why outlawing it will only make it more dangerous.
Fighting two attempts to ban abortion in South Dakota taught us that the more we engage in discussion about the issues that affect the health and safety of women, the more people understand and honor the complexity of the abortion issue.
From Connecticut to Colombia, here are the International Women’s Health Coalition’s top ten wins for women’s health in 2008.
Abortion related ballot initiatives will be decided in California, Colorado and South Dakota today; Jill at Feministe offers up a nice voter guide; Why Catholics shouldn’t be afraid to support a pro-choice candidate; New York Times looks at the demographics of women who have had an abortion.
Pro-choice advocates argue that the exceptions to the abortion ban on the ballot in South Dakota aren’t nearly enough to protect women’s health.