trap laws

For those of us who are not elected officials, voting and volunteering for campaigns are among the most important actions we can take. This year, we have the opportunity to change the course of women's health care in this country for a generation.
The ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstadt will affect states' powers generally to limit women's access to pre-viability abortion: it throws into question the validity of laws in at least 24 other states with similar requirements.
What do you think has precipitated this swing back to the right, 43 years after Roe v. Wade? Why is our country so divided
Documentary Filmmaker Dawn Porter discusses her new film, "Trapped," which takes a closer look at how state legislatures are restricting reproductive rights in the deep south, through the use of TRAP laws.
Enacted under the pretense of greater safety for women, oppressive abortion regulations are having a paradoxical effect: endangering American women.
Deep in the Texas desert, some people say, if you look deep enough you can still see today, where Planned Parenthood once stood just as long as it could before somebody lifted women's rights away.
Emboldened by recent legislative incursions into gynecology, the GOP may soon look for other ways to practice medicine without a license. Why not meddle in transfusion medicine next?
After Virginia delegates passed the budget measure on Thursday, reproductive rights advocates accused the measure's supporters
Numerous medical studies have found that abortion is an extremely safe procedure -- significantly safer than childbirth. Women's
Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.
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?
In Louisiana, a new law has the potential to shut down every abortion provider in the state. Does that law ban abortions? No, not specifically. But it's an example of something that has become much more prevalent in recent years, namely TRAP laws.
A group of Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate plan to go on the offensive Wednesday with a historic bill that would make it illegal for states to chip away at women's reproductive rights.
The last time Congress passed proactive legislation to protect abortion rights was in 1994, with the Freedom of Access to
More than 50 abortion clinics across the country have closed or stopped offering the procedure since a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers began in 2010.
While states have been passing abortion restrictions since long before 2010, the recent legislative trend has been to directly
A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco found that the vast majority of women that had an abortion felt that they had made the right decision.
Anti-choice activists are exploiting the Gosnell trial to push for laws that close abortion clinics and otherwise limit access to choice. But that is exactly the wrong reaction. The horrific conditions at Gosnell's clinic show just how important it is to have real reproductive choice.