The executive directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Care Network discuss the challenges and opportunities they have faced so far as leaders of abortion access organizations in the context of one of the most hostile cultural and political climates since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
Organizations like the Women’s Refugee Commission seem to have conflicting feelings about President Obama’s new program, saying they’re pleased to see the administration recognize that Central Americans seeking safety in the United States is a refugee situation, but that the program does not negate the United States’ other responsibilities.
Advocates said during a media call Tuesday that they started seeing signs of women taking matters into their own hands almost immediately after Texas Republicans pushed through HB 2.
Interviews with one jail administrator indicated that jail staff would encourage women with multiple children or those with chemical dependencies to have an abortion.
A California judge ruled a Catholic hospital chain could deny tubal ligation to patients on the grounds of Catholic directives without violating anti-discrimination laws.
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear United States v. Texas, the case challenging an executive action by the Obama administration designed to expand protections to millions of undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case arguing whether an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks, with narrow exception, should be considered constitutional.
The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader.
While Kent’s photographs show predictable tableaux, they underscore the contradiction between protesters’ declarations of Christian compassion and their behaviors: yelling, shaming, and metaphorically bludgeoning people with the Bible.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday unveiled a plan to boost the state minimum wage from $9.25 to $13.50. Separately, activists said they are circulating a proposed ballot measure to raise Oregon’s minimum wage should the governor’s effort fail.