Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it’s not. Instead, it’s something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.
“Protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in crisis settings is essential and a matter of human rights, but it is also complicated and unsustainable without a change in the way humanitarian assistance is provided and funded,” states a recently published report from the UN Population Fund.
Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.
A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.
The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.
South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.
A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.
The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.
What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?
Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.