There isn’t a looming reproductive health-care crisis in the South. It has already arrived.
The politicians who bang the drum of “personal freedom,” and in the same breath promote an increased divide between the rich and the poor, need to know that religious people will not stand by and applaud. Indeed, the fact that reproductive health-care clinics in Texas are being forced to close should concern us all.
The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas’ HB 2 shouldn’t carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.
Two Texas doctors say a hospital caved to anti-choice activist “demands” when it revoked their privileges because they provide legal abortion care.
A clinic in El Paso was forced to stop providing legal abortion care, and found no relief in a federal court on Wednesday when it asked for a restraining order against Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.
When West Virginia’s legislature voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in March, West Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly backed the ban, deliberately defying the national party’s support of abortion rights.
Tennessee lawmakers proposed a dangerous new law that allows for prosecuting pregnant people, as a South Carolina woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly killing her infant while breastfeeding.
Reproductive rights advocates filed a petition to have the entire panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit consider whether Texas’ admitting privileges requirement is constitutional.
Greg Abbott wants to defend a state statute that Texas hospital patients say prevents them from being able to hold hospitals, and the doctors they grant privileges to, accountable when they practice bad medicine.
Reproductive rights advocates in Texas have filed another challenge to abortion restrictions in the state, while federal courts in Arizona and Alabama consider similar challenges.