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Jan Brewer Signs Bill Allowing Snap Inspections Of Arizona Abortion Clinics

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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?

Don't Let Abortion Cloud Free-Speech Issue

Trevor Burrus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

Massachusetts passed the 35-feet law in 2007. It applies to places where abortions are "offered or performed." Of course, the vast majority of people who stand outside of clinics to voice their constitutionally protected opinions are pro-lifers.

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

Planned Parenthood Gets Huge Donation From Former Presidential Candidate's Group

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

The Perot Foundation of Dallas, founded by billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot, announced Thursday that it is donating $1 million...

Laura Bassett

This Is What Happens When Lawmakers Declare War On Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

More than 50 abortion clinics across the country have closed or stopped offering the procedure since a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers ...

State Closes 3 Abortion Clinics In 3 Months

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's health agency has closed three abortion clinics in three months for violating health and safety regulations that pre...

State To Close Critical Abortion Clinic

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

FemCare, said to be the only North Carolina abortion clinic to remain open following the recent passage of a controversial abortion bill, had its lice...

State Senate Passes Restrictive Bill

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's Republican-led Legislature has approved new abortion rules that backers say will make the procedure safer, but that ...

Mandatory Ultrasounds? They're Only Trying to Help...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're on your side -- now roll over!" ...

State's Busiest Abortion Clinic Shutters

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

The busiest abortion clinic in Virginia has closed its doors, the Washington Post reported Monday. NOVA Women's Healthcare, which had been located ...

State's Only Abortion Clinic On Front Line Of Contentious Battle

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

* New state laws could force closure of state's only abortion clinic * Part of wave of restrictions passed in GOP-led states since 20...

Flea-Market Abortions Thrive As Texas May Close Clinics

Bloomberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

At an open-air flea market outside McAllen, Texas (BEESTX), near the Mexican border, shoppers can buy a goat and get their car windows tinted. Tables ...

Jennifer Bendery

Texas Abortion Bill Author Argued No Health Care For Unborn Because 'They're Not Born Yet' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R), the author of the radically anti-abortion bill making its way through the Texas Legislature this ...

Texas House Schedules Vote On Contentious Abortion Bill

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans pushed ahead Monday with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they failed to approve las...

Another State Seeks Tighter Abortion Clinic Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Karen Brooks July 3 (Reuters) - Stricter rules for abortion clinics were approved by the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday, adding...

State Senate Votes On Restrictive Abortion Measure Tacked On To Anti-Sharia Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a second reading of a measure placing tougher restrictions on abortion after Republicans in the le...

Texas Republican Links Rape Kits To Abortions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Amid a heated debate over a restrictive anti-abortion bill being pushed by Texas GOP lawmakers, one Republican argued that a proposed exemption for ra...

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Case

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will reconsider the constitutionality of a 2007 Massachusetts law that bars protests in 35-foot "buffer zones" around ...

Contentious Abortion Measure Faces Legal Challenges

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit...

Southern State's Lone Abortion Clinic In Danger

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — It can't meet the mandates of a 2012 state law and the governor wants to shut it down, but Mississippi's only abortion clinic i...

Alabama Gov. Signs Restrictive New Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 9 (Reuters) - Doctors who provide abortions will face stricter standards in Alabama starting in...

Abortion Clinic Challenges New State Law

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

By Alicia Underlee Nelson FARGO, N.D., April 1 (Reuters) - North Dakota's only clinic that offers abortion services is vowing to chall...