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Laura Bassett

Supreme Court Blocks Restrictions On Texas Abortion Clinics

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Monday to stay a recent lower court ruling that would have shuttered all but nine abortion clinics in Texas. T...

Samantha Lachman

Many Clinics Likely To Close As Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld some of the most onerous parts of a Texas abortion law, which is...

Half Of Abortion Clinics In Ohio Have Closed In The Past 4 Years

Associated Press | Julie Carr Smyth | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, an...

Samantha Lachman

Virginia House Blocks Changes To Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The saga over Virginia's regulations of abortion clinics continued Thursday as the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates pas...

Flood Of Abortion-Restricting Bills Filed In State Legislatures Following GOP Sweep

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Republican state legislators have been able to expedite one of their top policy priorities -- restricting access to abortion -- given the historic gai...

It's Getting More And More Dangerous To Work At An Abortion Clinic

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women

Life for abortion clinic staff has become increasingly dangerous since 2010. Published in October 2014, the Feminist Majority Foundation's 2014 Nat...

States Facilitate Abortion Disinformation

David A. Grimes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

States should perform due diligence and delete from "Resource Directories" those agencies that mislead the public. The public deserves better.

Samantha Lachman

Virginia Board Votes To Amend Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Virginia's Board of Health voted Thursday to begin a process of revising tough restrictions on abortion clinics, in a setback for abortion opponents. ...

Reince Priebus Saves the Day

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The state of Texas recently passed a Republican-led law which shut down 13 abortion clinics this week, leaving the state with only seven. Needless-to-say, this action put the GOP again in the spotlight for accusations of their War on Women, a charge that always upsets Republicans -- in large part because it's true.

Laura Bassett

GOP Chair Dodges Tough Questions About Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tried Sunday to defend the Texas anti-abortion law that shut down 13 clinics this week....

Laura Bassett

State Official Decides To Change Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine announced her decision on Wednesday that the state's tough restrictions on abortion clinics should be ...

The 'Inward Change' One Woman Experienced After Sharing Her Abortion Story

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

Nine years after having an abortion, Amanda Englund decided to share her experience, and her life completely changed. In a conversation with HuffP...

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood To Regain State Funding

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar...

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits New Clinic Laws Are Not About Safety

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that the aim of passing new abortion clinic regulations is to protect women's health and safety. But a lea...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Bill

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the gover...

Mississippi Abortion Clinic Law Struck Down By Appeals Court Panel

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitu...

Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, July 23 (Reuters) - A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state'...

The Reality Of Abortion Clinics Without Buffer Zones

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

It's been just over two weeks since the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts' abortion clinic buffer zones, which required protesters to stay at le...

Massachusetts Working On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Bill Following SCOTUS Decision

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he expects to have a bill on his desk by the end of the month that would strengthen security around ...

These Men Are On The Front Lines Of Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

Last month, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that required protestors stay at least 35 feet from an abortion clinic. When...

Pastor Predicts Americans Will Someday Tour Abortion Clinics Like Auschwitz Camp

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

Pastor James L. Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego, California, is convinced that President Obama is responsible for "morally and economically dest...

Jan Brewer Signs Bill Allowing Snap Inspections Of Arizona Abortion Clinics

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, April 15 (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise...

State Advances Bill For Surprise Inspections Of Abortion Clinics

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, March 4 (Reuters) - Arizona lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed measure on Tuesday that would allow unannounced inspections of licensed ...

You Can Have a Choice Only if You Have Money

Dana Benyas | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Dana Benyas

Yes, I was born into a family that is financially comfortable, but that should not make me more deserving of my constitutional right to have an abortion than a woman who does not have the means and toolkits to do so.

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 2

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Laws that restrict or deny access to reproductive health care procedures are openly discriminatory against women. How many lawmakers do you know who have dreamed up restriction after restriction after restriction to block men's access to vasectomy?