The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
The GOP-controlled West Virginia house today voted 87 to 12 to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, with no exception for rape or incest.
While the media was focused on Super Bowl XLIX at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, just a few miles away at the state capitol, Republican lawmakers quietly introduced a bill to restrict reproductive rights.
A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” but the real battle is in the states.
Last week, RH Reality Check met with six of the 17 Salvadoran women imprisoned for what amount to pregnancy complications. The women discussed the challenges they face, including harassment from other inmates and overcrowded conditions.
A Republican state representative in Florida last week introduced a bill requiring women in the state to meet with their physician at least 24 hours before getting an abortion.
Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”
Idaho legislators have introduced a bill that would effectively ban the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions to women who have limited access to reproductive health care.
From Catholic hospitals to juries in Indiana, more and more pregnant people are finding themselves pitted against their pregnancies.
Sometimes I think about what the words “unruly” and “mob” mean, and then I think about what right-wing Republicans think they mean, and then I think myself right down to the bottom of a bottle of Shiner or ten.