It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, among other medically unnecessary requirements for clinics in the state.
Five years after the brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller, our political and legal climate has only made targeted clinic violence more likely.
One bill would ban abortion providers from teaching sex education in public schools, while the other would require women seeking an abortion to receive information written by the state about the alleged mental health risks associated with the procedure.
A day after the Louisiana legislature passed a bill modeled after a Texas law that has severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion in the state, the Oklahoma senate has done the same.
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.
The bill is in response to documents released in April that purport to show that clinics that provide abortion services in New York state are not being regularly inspected by the state health department.
Reproductive health-care advocates challenging the Alabama TRAP law plan to present evidence that the legislation, if enacted, threatens to end abortion at three of the five clinics in the state.
While the Virginia Board of Health reviews policies that instituted “unprecedented construction requirements” on abortion clinics in the state, the regulations will be suspended.
Reproductive rights advocates at the committee hearing told RH Reality Check that once HB 388 opponents began to testify, most of the committee members left the room.