Now, I don’t claim to know the difference between a semi-automatic and an automatic weapon, but considering most of the men in the Kansas Legislature don’t know the difference between a vulva and a cervix and are a-okay with legislating my body parts, I will go ahead and give voice my strong opinion.
An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.
Bob McDonnell’s position on abortion is not incidental to his career as a politician; it’s central, and it’s also extreme.
Republicans “lower expectations” for Supreme Court nomination fight; economic insecurity, adoption, and abortion; experts react to the news that percentage of births to unwed mothers has risen sharply; Tennessee abortion amendment passes House.
South Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” Act assumes that women make the decision to abort without thought and that the state should, therefore, impose a 24-hour period post-ultrasound during which they might reflect.
After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.
Parental notification bill in Alaska stalled; leading Afghan women’s rights activist killed; Afghan family law will not be enacted as written; Washington state expands domestic partner benefits.
If this Senate bill becomes law, anti-choice virulence will not only be found in the political climate or on the sidewalk outside the clinic — it will have entered the supposedly neutral examining room.
A Missouri bill would make physicians criminals for helping women obtain an abortion “with knowledge” that the woman has been “coerced” and would prohibit the woman from consenting to an abortion as the “victim of a coerced abortion.”