In their response to a request for emergency Supreme Court intervention, attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court there was no need to block a law designed to cut off abortion access for tens of thousands of people in the state.
A new report shows that Texans in the Rio Grande Valley are now unable to access the affordable reproductive health care that was available to them just a few years ago.
Public health experts say there is a legitimate purpose to statutory rape and incest laws. However, in the context of abortion, these laws are effectively criminalizing normal teen sex and risk compromising patient-confidentiality agreements, as well as potentially deterring patients from seeking sexual health treatment.
If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away another challenge to an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in favor of abortion rights.
Galvanized by a recent ruling regarding Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking support to re-introduce an admitting privileges bill.
Texas is shutting down abortion clinics, driving privileged women to travel far for abortion, and forcing lower-income women to endure forced pregnancy. This is where the entire country is headed, if the anti-choice movement prevails in the courts.
In response to the erosion of reproductive health-care access in Texas under HB 2, which is especially affecting low-income women of color, organizations in Texas are raising money to support Texans who cannot afford to travel so they can receive abortions.
The Wisconsin Senate is set to vote on two anti-choice bills that would ban sex-selective abortion, prohibit the state insurance program for public employees from covering abortions, and exempt religious organizations from providing contraceptive coverage in employer-sponsored health insurance plans.
Pro-choice advocates must highlight the evidence that prosecutions and imprisonment are the logical and inevitable outcome of criminalizing abortion. We must drive a wedge into this gap between some people’s ambivalence about abortion and their intuitive distaste for imprisoning women.