Pro-choice activists are demanding the resignation of a Colorado Republican who called Planned Parenthood the “real culprit” in last year’s shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic.
The decision keeps in place an early ruling preventing the former Jindal administration from enforcing a Texas-style clinic shutdown law.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 100 bills as the legislative session came to a close this January, but a measure to severely curtail the shackling of pregnant inmates wasn’t one of them.
South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.
A federal district court judge in April 2014 permanently blocked the law, considered to be among the most extreme in the United States.
Ahead of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, Marco Rubio vowed to take action to further limit access to abortion domestically and abroad, Ted Cruz used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to push his opposition to reproductive rights, and Carly Fiorina used preschoolers as props in an anti-choice rally.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reversed course Thursday after facing scrutiny for referring to Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign as part of the political “establishment.”
Beyond a claim to the moral upper hand, framing safe and legal access to abortion as a social good can help us win. One example of this was the Respect ABQ Women campaign in November 2013, in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, voters defeated an attempt to ban abortion access after 20 weeks.
The landmark decision recognizing a state constitutional right to abortion in Kansas was issued on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court recognizing the same federal right.
What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?