The story of Purvi Patel’s prosecution, and the others lining up behind her, paint a bleak picture of life under the state’s ultra-conservative Republican reign and give a frightening look of what’s to come as increasingly draconian abortion restrictions force pregnant people to turn to other, sometimes illegal and often dangerous, means.
The speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives rejected a request by Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt for a “moment of silence” to remember fetuses aborted since the Roe v. Wade decision.
“It seems that the majority has an endless supply of bills attacking women’s health. Can’t pass this one? Grab another,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the House floor.
A group of nearly 100 West Virginians gathered at the state capitol on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade to protest a new bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization.
By 1994, when Roe v. Wade‘s majority opinion author Justice Harry Blackmun retired from the Supreme Court, more than 70,000 Americans had poured out their approval, outrage, and ambivalence in letters to him, a sample of which are stored at the Library of Congress.
Forty-two years after the Supreme Court’s historic decision affirming a woman’s right to choose an abortion, access to reproductive health care remains out of reach for a majority of Americans.
As a provider, I will celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by discussing abortion in order to highlight just how unnecessary—and potentially dangerous—the anti-choice restrictions sweeping the country truly are for women and their families.
Over the past few years, the three abortion clinics I run across the South have been struggling financially and legally. Roe v. Wade turns 42 this year. How did this we end up in this mess?
Since the Supreme Court gave people in the United States the legal right to abortion care with Roe v. Wade 42 years ago, residents of historically “safe” states have too frequently taken our access to reproductive rights for granted.
January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.