Missouri in 2014 led all state legislatures in introducing bills designed to restrict reproductive rights. It appears that lawmakers in the state are working to ensure that Missouri may once again earn that distinction in 2015.
Republican gains in state legislatures with once-even partisan splits, along with one state’s amendment meant to open the flood gates for abortion restrictions, could spawn a spate of anti-choice legislation in 2015.
From a 21-year-old who first saw the need for sex ed when he was the only out gay man at his Catholic school in Louisiana, to the 27-year-old web editor of one of the most popular love and relationship sites in India, these young activists are leading local sexual and reproductive health and rights movements around the world.
The Roberts Court declined to take up a request by attorneys for the State of Arizona to overturn a federal appeals court decision calling the case for medication abortion restrictions “non-existent.”
Researchers warned in the newly released study that the shuttering of abortion providers as a result of more stringent laws could put those who need abortion care in danger.
South Carolina lawmakers, in their first opportunity to pre-file bills ahead of the 2015-2016 legislative session, last week submitted at least eight anti-choice bills to be taken up next year, featuring an array of radical abortion restrictions pushed by anti-choice legislators across the country.
Wednesday’s ruling declared a 2013 law that requires all abortion clinics meet the same architectural requirements as surgical centers unconstitutionally singled out a Lafayette clinic for closure.
A leading “personhood” activist, in the wake of repeated losses, is advocating for his allies to focus on municipal measures instead of statewide initiatives. And a national anti-choice group, launched in October, has announced plans to do just that.
Mississippi’s admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again.
On Thursday, November 20, the first ever live-streamed abortion speak-out will feature a diverse group of 100 women who will discuss their personal experiences with abortion and abortion care.