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Abortion Restrictions

If It Was As Hard To Get A Gun As It Is To Get An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

A Facebook post comparing gun laws to anti-abortion laws has gone viral, and it's alarmingly spot on.  On Oct. 3, Facebook user Brian Murtagh&nbs...

John Kasich Supports Ohio Bill That Would Ban Abortions For Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics

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Anti-Abortion Activists In Ohio Push To Ban Abortions For Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics

Anti-abortion activists in Ohio want to bar women from getting abortions solely because they do not wish to have a baby with Down syndrome, rallying ...

Laura Bassett

Supreme Court Blocks Restrictions On Texas Abortion Clinics | 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...

North Carolina Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., June 1 (Reuters) - North Carolina is poised to become the fourth state to require women to wait 72 hou...

Laura Bassett

Scott Walker Defends Mandatory Ultrasounds Because They're 'A Cool Thing' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker shared one reason he supports requiring women to undergo ultrasounds before abortions, in an interview ...

Half Of Texas Women Face Barriers To Reproductive Health

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

More than half of Texas women faced at least one barrier to accessing reproductive health care in the years after lawmakers dramatical...

Criminalizing Physicians Who Provide Abortions

David A. Grimes | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

New bills introduced in state legislatures in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri would outlaw the safest method of second-trimester abortion in America. Known as dilation and evacuation (D&E), this procedure is also the most commonly used.

Appeals Court Hearing Challenge To Texas Abortion Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Texas abortion rights advocates will be in a U.S. appeals court this week to challenge s...

Justices Reject Arizona Bid To Enforce Stringent Restrictions On Abortion Drugs

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on drug-induced abortions while a challenge to...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Legislators File Several Overlapping Abortion Restrictions in South Carolina | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a slew of legislation concerning abortion in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the l...

Oklahoma Judge Allows Law Banning Abortion Pills To Take Effect

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct 22 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing...

What The Pro-Abortion Rights Movement Gets Wrong About Choice

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Political representation of abortion has little to do with the actual reality of ending an unintended pregnancy. In her new book Pro: Reclaiming Abort...

Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

Michael Winship | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

No, this is not some Game of Thrones spinoff. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the official 2014 platform of the Republican Party of Texas, 40 pages of unrestrained, right-wing bluster.

Anti-Abortion Laws Spread In South

The New York Times | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana State Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that could force three of the state’s five abortion clinics to close...

Legal Challenge To Alabama Abortion Law Will Go To Trial

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 31 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered a trial to determine whether a new Alabama law...

Louisiana House Overwhelmingly Passes Abortion Restriction Bill

Reuters | Kathy Finn | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS, March 31 (Reuters) - The Louisiana House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill to impose new restrictions on abortion clinics, a...

If Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles. This is worth noting because, in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn't have access to legal abortion used a variety of objects, including knitting needles.

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 NSA, Planned Parenthood and Your Right to Privacy

Steven Conn | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

Not a week seems to go by without more revelations about how the NSA (or recently the UK's GCHQ) monitors our electronic communications. Who knew that all the time I waste watching old movie clips on YouTube was so interesting to the guardians of our national security.

Oklahoma House Passes New Abortion Restrictions Bill

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to ...

Laura Bassett

Extreme Abortion Restrictions Barrel Through Alabama Legislature | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

A panel of state lawmakers in Alabama approved four anti-abortion bills on Tuesday that would be some of the most extreme restrictions in the nation. ...

Laura Bassett

U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Point Since 1973 | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

The U.S. abortion rate dropped significantly from 2008 to 2011 and hit its lowest point since 1973 (the year Roe v. Wade was decided), according to a ...

Laura Bassett

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives passed a bundle of abortion restrictions Tuesday that would dramatically reduce the number of health insurance plans that...

41 Years of Fighting Over Roe

Martha Burk | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

January 22 is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Roe was supposed to put an end to the fight over access to a life-saving procedure. Far from it.