No state has seen as many anti-choice bills introduced this year as Missouri, where Republican lawmakers are simultaneously resisting an expansion of Medicaid that could improve health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of residents.
Days after Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who’s hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, dropped his longstanding support of the amendment, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who also had long supported the measure, backed off it as well.
Pro-choice Democrats in vulnerable U.S. Senate seats are under attack as never before by Americans for Prosperity, the flagship organization of the Koch brothers’ sprawling network of spending groups.
S. 317 strikes down criminal statutes that subjected doctors who perform or advertise abortions to up
20 years in jail.
While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.
The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation on Wednesday, advancing the bill to the state senate and making South Carolina one of three states that are actively pursuing such a ban this year.
The calls for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign at the end of the Supreme Court’s term this summer may be well-intentioned, but they are ultimately misguided.
Among the suggested messaging strategies on how Republican male candidates should engage female voters are: Speak more humanely about abortion and don’t opine on the female body’s abilities if you’re not a doctor.
The decision strikes one of the most restrictive anti-abortion measures in the country but leaves in place other components of the law.
The Mississippi Senate amended a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation to move the cutoff two weeks earlier, to 18 weeks. The bill will now return to the state house for consideration.