On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.
The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities.
Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block enforcement of an anti-choice measure that permits warrantless searches of abortion providers, among other provisions.
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The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year, but the clock is still ticking on a potential government shutdown.
Supporters claim that the measure will protect women from being forced into terminating a pregnancy, while opponents say the language of the bill is too vague and will promulgate myths about abortion.
Mitch McConnell offered up a bill on Tuesday that would fund the government, but defund Planned Parenthood. The bill is expected to receive a vote on Thursday.
Opponents of HR 36 attacked the bill on the grounds that it is unconstitutional; violates the rights of women in desperate situations, including rape and incest victims; and threatens doctors with criminal penalties for trying to do what’s best for their patients.
The mailer was paid for by Protest ABQ, an organization operated by anti-choice activists Bud and Tara Shaver, former interns with the radical anti-choice organization Operation Rescue.
Here are eleven shaming themes I’ve encountered, along with my responses, to help other pro-choice advocates prepare for the muck that’s likely to get slung our way as the right wing continues its crusade against reproductive health-care providers.