Thousands of Rhode Islanders have lost comprehensive abortion coverage through their insurance plans, thanks to a budget bill signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo in June—and some of them may not be aware of the change.
If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, it would take away $1.3 million in state funding for Planned Parenthood’s maternal and preventive health-care programs.
A four-month investigation by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson found no evidence that Planned Parenthood performs illegal abortions or that its clinics sell fetal tissue for profit “rather than simply recovering costs.”
The findings of this study suggest that the incidence of self-induced abortion may be proportionally higher in Texas than among women in the rest of the country.
Louisiana’s highly anticipated gubernatorial runoff election is making waves as a Democrat in the Deep South threatens Republicans’ hold on the governor’s seat. But whatever his politics, should he win, Rep. Edwards would still be no friend to reproductive health in the state.
There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
Candidates on the 2016 campaign trail spent the week focusing on reproductive health, with Jeb Bush’s super PAC considering an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s abortion stance.
A new timeline from RH Reality Check illustrates the history of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion bill passed by Texas conservatives in 2013, and the court fight leading to today’s Supreme Court order.
Lindsay Ruhr, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, says she will continue her research on the effect of the state’s 72-hour forced waiting period for abortions, despite a state senator’s pushback.
The bills target what anti-choice groups call “dismemberment abortions,” which are actually dilation and evacuation (D and E) procedures. D and E is a common procedure in which a physician dilates a woman’s cervix and removes the fetus using forceps, clamps, or other instruments.