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Reproductive Rights Victory In Missouri As Governor Vetoes ‘Disrespectful, Extreme’ Abortion Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have tripled the state’s mandatory waiting period before an abortion to 72 hours, even in cases of rape and incest. House Bill 1307 would have required women to wait three days after an initial consultation before being able to have the procedure. The … Continue reading

Democrats Fight To Repeal Offensive New ‘Rape Insurance’ Bill

A group of Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation to repeal a state law that forces women to buy additional health insurance coverage for abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or when a women’s health is endangered. The controversial abortion restriction went into effect this past spring despite widespread outrage. “This regressive law hurts women when they are most … Continue reading

The ‘Incremental Strategy’ Anti-Choice Activists Are Using To Shut Down Abortion Clinics Nationwide

Think Progress — This week, Ohio moved closer to shutting down the last abortion clinic in Toledo, the latest installment in a yearlong battle over a harsh new law that’s threatening clinics across the state. If state officials are eventually successful in what anti-choice activists refer to as an “incremental strategy” to end women’s access to … Continue reading

Michigan Lawmakers Introduce Radical New Bill To Ban Almost All Abortions

Think Progress — A group of 16 male lawmakers in Michigan have introduced a package of bills that would criminalize abortions after a fetal heartbeat can first be detected. So-called “fetal heartbeat” measures, which can outlaw the procedure as early as five or six weeks, represent the most radical type of abortion ban that’s ever been … Continue reading

Beyond “Pro-Choice” And “Pro-Life”: Rewriting The Script On Abortion Politics

Think Progress — Conventional wisdom tells us that abortion is one of the most politically contentious issues of our time. Although politicians are increasingly “evolving” on their stance on LGBT rights, they still refuse to budge on abortion. Polling shows that Americans are more polarized than ever on abortion rights. Public opinion about other controversial issues … Continue reading

New Louisiana Law Could Shut Down Most Abortion Clinics In The State

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed into law on Thursday an anti-abortion bill that could shut down four out of the state’s five abortion-providing clinics. The bill, which requires all abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, is similar to a law that has been shutting down clinics in Texas. Only one … Continue reading

Abortion Restrictions Force Wisconsin Women To Face Dangerously Long Waiting Periods

Slate — While the recent onslaught of medically unnecessary regulations designed to close abortion clinics have been incredibly successful at reducing abortion access in many red states, they have done nothing to reduce demand. What happens when fewer and fewer clinics are around to handle the unchanging need for abortion services? Waiting periods, it turns out. … Continue reading

The New Campaign To Protect Our Health Care From Junk Science

In recent years we’ve witnessed an unprecedented invasion of politics, religion, and pseudoscience into personal health care decisions ranging from birth control and abortion to vaccinations and end of life care. As modern medicine increasingly turns to evidence-based practice to advance the state of science and improve patient outcomes, politicians are moving in the opposite direction … Continue reading

Is South Carolina Giving Up Their Attacks On Abortion Rights?

Think Progress — As harsh abortion clinic restrictions spread across the South, threatening to leave a large swath of the country without access to reproductive health services, one state is bucking the trend. Lawmakers in South Carolina concluded their legislative session this week without passing measures to further restrict abortion rights. This year, the South Carolina … Continue reading

Arizona Women Celebrate Victory In Fight For Abortion Rights

Think Progress — If you assumed there’s not much to celebrate when it comes to the fight for reproductive rights, well, you’d be correct. Harsh abortion restrictions are sweeping the nation. Reproductive clinics are in danger across a broad swath of the South. Anti-abortion activists are setting their sights on new targets. And the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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