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.
A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.
AB 405 would require physicians to notify parents or guardians of a minor in writing prior to providing abortion care. The physician would have to wait an additional 48 hours after sending notification before performing the abortion.
In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community’s campaign against D and E abortions.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Thursday that will severely limit how low-income people can spend state welfare benefits.
Earlier this week I listened to my fellow Texans boast about how their innate Texanness somehow demands that they vocally support a thing called “Confederate Heroes Day,” a state holiday that occasionally falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“I’m not sure what the impact will be or how we would comply because the bill is written with non-medical language, and it’s not written by doctors. It’s written by politicians,” Mary Kogut, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, told RH Reality Check.
Conservative Texas lawmakers have issued more than two dozen new proposals to further limit access to legal abortion care—more than any other state legislature this year.
Anti-choicers have mastered the art of minimizing the impact of abortion laws to trick the public into shrugging them off. By using this method, they are poised to restrict second-trimester abortion access in many states without a major fuss.
The bill would require all licensed facilities in the state that “provide family planning and pregnancy-related services to inform patients about available assistance for affordable contraception, abortion, and prenatal care, including how to obtain that assistance.”