Posts Tagged 20 week abortion ban

“We wait, for our son to be born, so that he can die.”

When Charles Vestal joined the hundreds of Texans who came out to support Wendy Davis’ filibuster last year, he didn’t know that the collection of anti-choice bills they were opposing would pass, would successfully shut down many of the clinics of the state, and would spark a fight that might ultimately end in the Supreme Court. He also didn’t imagine that the legislation would affect his life so personally.

In a piece at Medium, he explains how the 20-week ban in place in Texas, as well as eight other states, prevented him and his wife from saving their child from needless suffering after they found out they’d inevitably have an early term ...

When Charles Vestal joined the hundreds of Texans who came out to support Wendy Davis’ filibuster last year, he didn’t know that the collection of anti-choice bills they were opposing would pass, would successfully

5 things that are people according to the impeccable logic of Senator Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham, US Senator from South Carolina and Expert on Pregnancy, defended the 20-week abortion ban he’s introduced in Congress by noting that parents sometimes sing to their fetuses. Ergo: fetuses are people. 

Lindsey Graham, US Senator from South Carolina and Expert on Pregnancy, defended the 20-week abortion ban he’s introduced in Congress by noting that parents sometimes sing to their fetuses. Ergo: fetuses are people. 

Quote of the Day: “The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children”

Oh, for fuck’s sake. Via Raw Story:

A Kentucky Republican lawmaker wants to classify abortion as a form of domestic violence.

“The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill would prohibit abortions after the fetus feels pain, which is 20 weeks and older,” said Rep. Joe Fischer (R-Fort Thomas).

Apparently, the fact that these laws have been repeatedly declared unconstitutional isn’t stopping anti-choicers from continuing to push 20-week abortion bans. Fischer’s particularly galling innovation is to tack the ban onto a bill addressing actual domestic violence. The original legislation, which has strong Democratic support, would allow victims to get protection orders against former spouses, not just those who are married or cohabitating. 

Oh, for fuck’s sake. Via Raw Story:

A Kentucky Republican lawmaker wants to classify abortion as a form of domestic violence.

“The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill ...

20 week abortion ban defeated in Albuquerque!

 

Last night, Albuquerque voters took to the polls to vote on a ballot measure that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. I’ve been on the ground in Albuquerque for 10 days supporting the Respect ABQ Women campaign and engaging young voters, and I’m thrilled to report that Albuquerque voters rejected this ballot measure!

 

Last night, Albuquerque voters took to the polls to vote on a ballot measure that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. I’ve been on the ground in Albuquerque for 10 days supporting the ...

I voted against image from Respect ABQ Women

Albuquerque vote on 20-week ban could affect late-term abortion access for whole country

Tomorrow, Albuquerque, New Mexico residents will vote on a ballot initiative banning abortions after 20 weeks.

As you know, 20-week bans have been passed in several states and the House of Representatives, despite the fact that the courts–and, ya know, common sense–suggest that they are clearly unconstitutional (also: really cruel). Anti-choice advocates initially tried unsuccessfully to push the ban through the legislature, before taking the referendum route. If voters approve the measure tomorrow, Albuquerque would be the first municipality to have such a law. 

Tomorrow, Albuquerque, New Mexico residents will vote on a ballot initiative banning abortions after 20 weeks.

As you know, 20-week bans have been passed in several states and the House of Representatives, despite the fact ...

Pro-choice groups file lawsuit to block Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban

This April, Arizona passed a 20-week abortion ban and joined, in Chloe’s words, the world’s shittiest club. But thanks to a lawsuit filed by pro-choice groups and three doctors in Arizona, hopefully the law will be blocked before it goes into effect next month. The New York Times reports:

The law, set to take effect on Aug. 2, prohibits abortions once 20 weeks have passed since a woman’s last menstrual period, which is about 18 weeks after fertilization. This is the earliest deadline set by any state and is weeks earlier than the threshold set by the Supreme Court.

In Roe v. Wade and related decisions, the court ruled that women have a right to abortion until the fetus is ...

This April, Arizona passed a 20-week abortion ban and joined, in Chloe’s words, the world’s shittiest club. But thanks to a lawsuit filed by pro-choice groups and three doctors in Arizona, hopefully the law will be ...