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.
If Mississippi gets its way, the right to an abortion will be meaningless in the face of unrestricted state power to regulate reproduction.
First, anti-choice advocates said Texas abortion clinics were too small. Now, I guess, they’re too big.
As a provider, I will celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by discussing abortion in order to highlight just how unnecessary—and potentially dangerous—the anti-choice restrictions sweeping the country truly are for women and their families.
January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.
The legislation targets a procedure called dilation and evacuation (D and E), which is often used during second-trimester abortions. Depending on the language of the bill, it could ban all surgical abortions in the state past 14 weeks’ gestation, or even earlier.
Though the number of anti-choice laws enacted in states across the United States fell to 27 last year, from 52 in 2013, the country still deserves an overall “D” grade for access to abortion services, according to a report released Wednesday by NARAL Pro-Choice America.