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Abortion Restrictions

Olivia Wilde Sums Up Why Abortion Access Is So Damn Important

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women

Matching baby bumps. ✌️ A photo posted by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on Apr 18, 2016 at 11:38am PDT As the host of the Physicians for Repr...

Trump Said Women Should Be Punished For Getting Abortions. They Already Are.

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

Anti-abortion groups tried to distance themselves from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday after he said in an interview with ...

Indiana Enacts Nation's Toughest Restrictions On Viagra

Marty Rudoy | Posted 03.28.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

BLOOMINGTON (NewS Satire)--Indiana Gov. Sharon Spence has signed a bill that makes her state the first to ban the use of Viagra for male satisfaction....

Sneaky, Medically Unnecessary Laws Are Closing Abortion Clinics Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Over the past five years, abortion clinics across the country have had to close -- or sue -- because of an innocuous-sounding requirement pushed by an...

Alabama GOP Proposes Frightening New Way To Intimidate Abortion Providers

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

An Alabama state House committee held a hearing Tuesday morning on a bill that would require abortion providers to disclose their annual income to pat...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Begins to Freak Out Over Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.04.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Trump can say pretty much anything at this point -- which he's proven time and time again. They that have sown the wind are now reaping the Trump whirlwind. We've said it before, and we'll no doubt say it again -- this couldn't have happened to a nicer political party!

Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Regulate Guns Like Abortions

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

A Missouri lawmaker is introducing a bill that would subject gun buyers in the state to the same kind of restrictions that women face if they choose t...

This U.S. Policy Drives Rape Victims Worldwide To Undergo Grisly Abortions

HuffPost Highline | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

Thousands of rape victims around the world undergo grisly and unsafe abortions because of U.S. policy. Obama could change this with a single executive...

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Case That Could Erode Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could further narrow a woman's right to obtain an abortion. The dispute, which the justices adde...

Clergy Members Say 'Thank God For Abortion Providers' In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

Few would guess that a religious group assembled outside an abortion clinic was there advocating for women's reproductive rights. Last week in Ohio, a...

Pre-Roe Abortion Providers On Breaking The Law To Save Women's Lives

New York Magazine | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

On October 11, 1972, final arguments for the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade were argued before the United States Supreme Court. Three months later...

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

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women

This post has been updated in the wake of the Orlando shooting. A Facebook post comparing gun laws to anti-abortion laws has gone viral, and it's alar...

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

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) will sign a state bill banning abortions for Down syndrome if it reaches his desk for approval. "I would sign ...

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 a...

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...

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

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2016 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 dramatically altered the s...

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...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Legislators File Several Overlapping Abortion Restrictions in South Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...