The bill will now go before the state senate—also majority Republican—where it is expected to pass.
A Texas Democrat on Thursday called this year’s state legislature the most misogynistic she’s seen in her 21 years as a state representative, following a house vote that would have ended legal abortion care for pregnant Texans whose fetuses have medical anomalies that aren’t survivable outside the womb.
This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when an error becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury.
The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require religiously affiliated hospitals that refuse to offer certain services to provide patients with accurate information about those procedures and where they are available.
Amid a political battle over a Philadelphia City Council ordinance guaranteeing paid sick leave to people who work, Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, threw support behind the city, calling an effort by state legislators to block the ordinance “dreadful.”
Colorado pro-choice activists on Wednesday decried a bill introduced by state Republicans in response to a grotesque crime against a pregnant woman that would give “personhood” rights to fetuses.
The sponsor of a new bill in the state says the legislation is necessary to protect school children from protests at abortion clinics that are often staged by the very same anti-choice activists who advocated for the bill.
The Montana legislature over the weekend gave final approval to the state’s Medicaid expansion plan, sending the bill to the governor’s desk for a signature.
Tennessee appears poised to increase restrictions on access to abortion care, as state lawmakers passed bills to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services.
A recent Daily Beast article claims abortion stories aren’t enough to change reproductive rights policy. But advocates never said abortion stories alone could bring about policy changes—and it’s shortsighted to believe as much.