Like in many states with GOP-majority legislatures, anti-choice lawmakers in South Carolina have made life very difficult for those seeking abortions.
The requirements would mandate physicians follow outdated FDA protocol in administering abortion-inducing medications and would place additional admitting privilege requirements on physicians.
Missouri lawmakers, for example, have pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.
The ruling is the latest effort by federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from Republican political attacks.
New rules issued by the Texas Supreme Court are designed to make it impossible for minors to access an abortion, advocates claim.
The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.
Prosecutors indicted Anna Yocca this month for illegally attempting to end her pregnancy herself.
In a year cram-packed with attacks on reproductive rights, a few pieces of legislation stood apart from the pack in their efforts to expand—not restrict—health-care services.
The abortion polling comes amid a wave of anti-choice rhetoric that many reproductive rights advocates believe has caused an uptick in abortion clinic violence.
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center ending its decade-long relationship with Albuquerque’s Southwestern Women’s Options prompted speculation that the university had caved to anti-choice protesters.