After Trent Franks flubbed his lines, Marsha Blackburn was brought in to manage passage of the bill, which was designed as a challenge to Roe. The floor debate included one Republican’s interpretation of a fetus’ hand movements as “Be patient; I’ll be out soon.”
Gosnell’s murders were already illegal under current law, so neither HR 1797, nor any other 20-week ban, would prevent another Gosnell. But anti-choice laws could push more women to obtain unsafe abortions.
Citing the Gosnell case and a lawsuit over an incomplete abortion performed in 2012, the state attorney general has sent inquiries to the state’s two abortion clinics asking for a wide range of information about how they operate.
The sponsor of Texas’ omnibus abortion bill dropped a 20-week abortion ban from his legislation yesterday, but it still has plenty of teeth.
I have been asked to suggest how we constructively engage women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health issues as “more than patients,” so I have come up with six suggested steps that we might all take together to achieve success.
The Supreme Court could decide as early as Thursday whether its next term will include a major abortion-rights case.
Personhood Ohio has had a tough time getting a “personhood” amendment on the Ohio ballot. Now, the group’s leader has offered to sell off some of his most prized possessions to help fundraise for the effort: his assault rifles and ammunition.
A new bill to support women’s rights in New York State has been stripped of an amendment that would codify the right to an abortion.
Once more, the Republican controlled House is seeking to limit women’s access to safe reproductive health care through the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”
The hands of the male fetus may sometimes appear to be gripping its genitals. And that, says Rep. Michael Burgess, is why abortion should be banned even earlier in pregnancy than the GOP is seeking in a bill on its way to the floor.