The San Antonio Democrat is expected to announce her candidacy any day now. With Wendy Davis running for governor, a Davis-Van de Putte platform would stand in stark contrast to the hard-right politics espoused by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
A record number of Albuquerque residents have cast ballots as election day nears for an ordinance that will decide whether women will continue to have the right to terminate pregnancies after 20 weeks’ gestation in the city. If passed, the ban would effectively cut off access to abortions after 20 weeks in the entire region.
Abortion funds are critical because they help bridge the gap left by the Hyde Amendment and enable access to abortion for those who are financially denied their right to choose.
Already, some women in Ohio are crossing the border to Michigan to obtain abortions because of clinic closures in their own state.
On Wednesday, after many years spent on the defensive in the “war on women,” advocates took to Capitol Hill in two simultaneous efforts to protect and advance the health and rights of women and girls in the United States.
Republicans have now blocked three well-qualified women from serving on the nation’s second highest court.
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.
To be published in the journal Contraception, the research concludes women having second trimester medication abortions face no increased risk of future premature birth, miscarriage, low birth weight, or placental complications when compared to first trimester medication abortions.
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.