Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would have expanded Medicaid coverage of family planning services for nearly 14,000 low-income women, and a vote to override the veto failed.
The ban was amended to address some of the most pressing concerns from critics, but opponents of the bill say it is still an unconstitutional restriction on women’s health.
Last week, RH Reality Check published a piece in response to an earlier commentary I wrote about what was being billed as a feminist effort to criminalize surrogacy in Kansas. Much as I respect them, it appears the co-authors of that article responded to a straw man.
For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.
The Florida Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act,” which will make it a crime to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development during an attack on a pregnant woman.
A recent RH Reality Check piece treated the vexing question of commercial surrogacy as a litmus test for feminists. For us at Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research, we believe that contract pregnancy can’t be understood in such a simplistic framework.
A new report card suggests that where a couple lives may have a lot to do with how many options for treating infertility are readily available.
This week, we look at several pieces of new research: scientists discovered how sperm and egg latch on to each other, a study suggests that Viagra may cause melanoma, and researchers question whether Facebook makes women feel fat.
SB 1391 may not target Black women specifically, but history tells us that laws that do not specifically target people of color nevertheless tend to disparately affect people of color.
Advocates say the bill is unnecessary because current law already allows any person, including pregnant women, to use lethal force to protect themselves.