Few topics divide the American populace as sharply as abortion rights. As states across the country pass legislation that
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has coincided with a schedule of arguments before the Supreme Court that will have an enduring impact on women's access to reproductive health care. The first of these cases, Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, is being argued today.
Life is passionately defended only if the subject of concern is fetal life. "Right-to-life" politicians are often vehement supporters of the death penalty, seemingly oblivious to the obvious internal inconsistency in their attitudes to the beginning and the ending of life.
The Center for Reproductive Rights, which is challenging the latest restriction on behalf of Texas abortion providers, celebrated
Abortion has been with us as long as has pregnancy. It will not go away. Should safe, legal abortion become inaccessible (the goal of Republicans), women in large numbers will choose other options.
The provision is expected to take effect on July 1, the petition said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Mohammad
The law, which sparked massive protests at the state capitol and the now-famous filibuster by former Democratic state Sen
But perhaps the most notable abortion legislation that flamed out was Senate Bill 575, which would have prohibited coverage
Jane's Due Process, a nonprofit that helps minors obtain judicial bypasses, said the legislation invites a lawsuit, since
* * * “There are apparently members of Congress who just sort of get by. And it’s a fact that in this modern era, Congress
Democrats have fiercely opposed the measure, and some have cautioned that it could leave the state open to a lawsuit because
Reproductive rights groups said the package of restrictions in Texas would disproportionately affect lower-income Texans
The United States Supreme Court has blocked parts of a Texas abortion law that closed all but 8 clinics in the state.
If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.
Abortion rights groups based in Texas said that the intimidation tactics of protesters would only become more concentrated
I ate lunch alone at my desk before driving to the clinic for our appointment. In the two weeks since my husband and I found out at our 20-week sonogram that our fetus was abnormal, I'd barely left the house. My entire world collapsed.
Republican supporters of the laws say that they are intended to protect women's health. "There is no question that the politicians
As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male
I wondered about each woman, each couple. I was the only person there whose pregnancy showed. I turned my eyes down, covered my belly and tried to slow my breathing. I was pissed: This was the first time I'd ever been pregnant, happily married and wanting a baby, yet here I was.
Access to reproductive health care should never depend on your zip code -- and from statehouses to courthouses to the ballot box, we are going to continue the fight to make sure it doesn't.