A petition filed by attorneys for the State of North Dakota tells the U.S. Supreme Court that after more than 40 years, it is time to give back to the states the power to criminalize abortion.
The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent’s adoptive rights as “unprecedented” and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.
There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
A federal court ruled Thursday that state Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates must continue despite efforts by the Jindal administration to block the funds.
A state court judge ruled from the bench Wednesday that a law banning the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy during the second trimester should be blocked.
Ben Carson said that the private sector needs to come to the rescue of the undereducated women who have unplanned pregnancies, and John Kasich treated young women’s interest in politics like a joke.
Planned Parenthood is certainly the target, but its destruction is not the goal, any more than destroying ACORN was the true goal back in 2008. Destruction would be a happy side effect, but the true goal is to destroy the pathway for women to have access to legal and safe abortions.
Why would Texas, a state renowned for its fierce defense of local rights, prohibit the good people of Denton—and any other municipalities—from banning hydraulic fracturing if that is what they choose to do? Look no further than Dan and Farris Wilks.
Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit Monday in Kansas state court challenging a law that bans the most commonly used method of ending pregnancy in the second trimester.
Sine die—the official end of the regular legislative session—here in Texas is set for Monday, and if the fates are willing, we won’t be facing a special legislative session. That would mean another cruel start to the summer for Texans who believe in freedom and progress and justice