The Satanic Temple last week filed a lawsuit against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, alleging that the state’s abortion restrictions violate temple members’ freedom of religion.
The ruling dismisses a portion of the challenge to the law but lets the underlying challenge to its constitutionality proceed.
Throughout these efforts, students say, labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” took a backseat to story-sharing—perhaps offering insight about ways that young activists, far from being apathetic or disinterested, are engaging their peers about issues of reproductive rights and justice.
Observers say the GOP bill is likely meant to intimidate physicians out of performing abortions after 20 weeks simply because the legal hoops seem too risky or burdensome.
With his announcement that he would sign a 20-week abortion ban should one reach his desk, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joins a slate of fervently anti-choice Republican presidential candidates who support a flatly unconstitutional law.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) quietly signed a bill into law Friday afternoon that will impose new regulations on clinics that provide abortion care.
Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican state senator from Brenham, says she “has a fundamental respect for human life, from conception until natural death.” Yet just last week, she voted against a bill that would help teachers have break times and dedicated areas to pump breast milk to feed babies.
Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill creating more regulations for abortion clinics while he was receiving heated criticism for a so-called religious liberty law and dealing with a serious public health crisis in the form of an HIV outbreak.
The groups pledged to “vigorously resist” the alleged religious freedom violations in D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act—but the violations they complain about aren’t actually in the law.
A GOP-led Alabama house committee passed three bills Wednesday that would restrict reproductive rights in the state, including one proposal that targets Alabama’s lone abortion clinic.