While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don’t know whether there’s been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.
On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.
The decision to uphold the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 seems designed to bait the Roberts Court to take on another major abortion case.
Tennessee joins 26 states that require waiting periods prior to having an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Twelve states have enacted such policies, which require doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, and they are in effect in five states. But the seminal questions are: Does this requirement benefit women? And what are the costs to women and providers?
Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill creating more regulations for abortion clinics while he was receiving heated criticism for a so-called religious liberty law and dealing with a serious public health crisis in the form of an HIV outbreak.
Virginia abortion clinics don’t have to comply with the harsh targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) regulation under review by the state, according to a decision passed down by state Attorney General Mark Herring.
The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city’s lone abortion clinic.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals revised its abortion clinic licensing standards, and the new regulations could severely restrict access to legal abortion care throughout the state.
Tennessee appears poised to increase restrictions on access to abortion care, as state lawmakers passed bills to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services.