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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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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?

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 StopPatriarchy.org, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by StopPatriarchy.org 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...