Anti-Abortion Legislation

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STUDY: Up To 240,000 Texas Women Have Resorted To Self-Induced Abortion As Anti-Choice Laws Force Clinic Closures

With the massive increase in state level anti-abortion laws over the past five years, women’s access to safe and legal abortion care has become severely limited across large swaths of the country. This is especially true in Texas, where a series of restrictive anti-abortion measures have forced more than half of the state’s 41 abortion … Continue reading

Arkansas Pastor: A Woman Doesn’t Have ‘The Right Over Her Own Body’ Because It ‘Belongs To God’

In a sermon delivered last weekend, the pastor of an Arkansas mega-church denounced the very existence of women’s reproductive rights, telling his congregation that a woman does not have “the right over her own body” because it actually “belongs to God”. During Sunday services at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas (which also happens to be … Continue reading

Ben Carson Compares Abortion To Slavery, Says Women Are Like Slave Owners

Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-anti-establishment Republican presidential contender, compared abortion to slavery in an interview on Sunday, saying that he would “love” to see abortion outlawed with no exceptions made for women who are victims of rape or incest. Insisting that he is a “reasonable person,” Carson went on to lay out a number of … Continue reading

Watch Bill Nye Use Science To Disprove Anti-Abortion Logic

  “When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women.” That’s what Bill Nye has to say in his latest educational video, “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” In the video, which you can and absolutely should watch above, Nye explains … Continue reading

GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Supports Denying Abortion To Child Rape Victim

GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Sunday expressed his support for the decision to deny an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim in Paraguay, saying that while what happened was a “terrible tragedy,” it is best not to “compound the tragedy by taking another life.” In an appearance on CNN’s “State … Continue reading

11-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced To Give Birth After Being Denied Abortion

An 11-year-old girl in Paraguay who became pregnant after being raped by her stepfather — and whose case sparked international outrage after Paraguayan officials rejected her request for an abortion — has given birth to a daughter. International human rights groups say that, while the girl and her newborn are both healthy, the birth highlights … Continue reading

Another Anti-Choice Myth Debunked: Study Finds No Evidence That Women Regret Their Abortions

Claims that women who choose to have an abortion experience subsequent mental health problems don’t have a valid scientific basis, according to the results of a new study published in the journal PLOS-One. Researchers tracked hundreds of women who had abortions at 30 different U.S. clinics between 2008 and 2010. The participants were followed for … Continue reading

GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Won’t Rule Out Using Troops To Stop Abortion

Taking the Republican war on women to a startling new extreme, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this week that he is open to the idea of deploying federal troops and the FBI to stop women from having abortions. At a series of campaign events across Iowa, the former Arkansas governor said he would violate … Continue reading

A Kansas Judge Just Blocked One Of The Nation’s Harshest Abortion Bans

A Kansas judge on Thursday blocked a law that would have effectively banned the majority of second-trimester abortions performed in the state, in a win for reproductive rights advocates less than a week before the law was set to take effect. The last-minute ruling concluded that the law would place an undue burden on women … Continue reading

Supreme Court Permanently Blocks North Carolina’s Forced Ultrasound Law

  The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal from North Carolina seeking to revive a controversial law that would have required doctors to perform a narrated ultrasound on a woman before she could have an abortion. The court’s refusal to hear the case thus leaves intact a decision from the lower federal appeals court, finding … Continue reading

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