Following three days of hearings, a man with connections to a local anti-choice group was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison for vandalizing a Kalispell, Montana reproductive health-care facility in 2014.
Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state’s drought represents God’s wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back from her embarrassing gaffe.
House Republicans moved forward Wednesday with another attempt to overturn the District of Columbia’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA), this time using the budget process.
HB 3114, which had various amendments tacked on by both the house and senate, will likely be taken up in January with only an exception for fetal anomaly, said Democratic state Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway.
A provision that would force abortion providers to tell patients medication abortions can be reversed will not be enforced while a lawsuit challenging the requirement’s constitutionality proceeds.
The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating.”
“The exclusion of methods used by men simply makes no sense and benefits no one—not men, not women, not families, not health plans,” Adam Sonfield, author of a new analysis for the Guttmacher Institute on “male” contraceptive methods, said in a statement.
Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.
Monday’s refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.
Reproductive rights supporters have braved the crushing heat to join one dedicated 20-year-old Texan in her public call for Gov. Greg Abbott to reject lawmakers’ decision to cut Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings program.