Republican gains in state legislatures with once-even partisan splits, along with one state’s amendment meant to open the flood gates for abortion restrictions, could spawn a spate of anti-choice legislation in 2015.
From a 21-year-old who first saw the need for sex ed when he was the only out gay man at his Catholic school in Louisiana, to the 27-year-old web editor of one of the most popular love and relationship sites in India, these young activists are leading local sexual and reproductive health and rights movements around the world.
Just months after Texas Monthly lauded Davis as a potentially serious political threat, the magazine flung her into a cow pasture in an act of pure, derisive mockery—all for the crime of running for office and losing.
Abortion is overwhelmingly safe, but somehow conservatives’ lies about its danger have become “fact” in laws and courts. In this, anti-choicers are borrowing a page from creationists and climate change denialists.
A heartbeat ban that would have made Ohio’s abortion restrictions the most far-reaching in the country failed Wednesday in the state house by a vote of 46 to 39. The bill needed 50 votes to pass.
A Missouri lawmaker last week pre-filed a bill that could revoke the licenses of insurers who offer plans through the Affordable Care Act, directly undermining the federal health law and making affordable health insurance more difficult to find for many Missourians.
This year, Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission, and the departments it oversees, are up for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. It can’t hurt to start amassing your “fingers crossed” GIFs now.
Wisconsin business interests are publicly lobbying for state lawmakers to pass so-called right-to-work legislation, despite Gov. Scott Walker repeatedly stating that restricting collective bargaining rights would distract from his own legislative agenda.
The health-care provider will now link to state mandated anti-abortion materials on its website home page after dismissing a lawsuit challenging the requirement as unconstitutional.
Researchers warned in the newly released study that the shuttering of abortion providers as a result of more stringent laws could put those who need abortion care in danger.