Tag Archives: abortion access

“It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”

TweetEsquire has a wonderful profile of Dr. Willie Parker, one of the two doctors who flies in from out-of-state to work at Mississippi’s sole embattled abortion clinic. Parker, whose decision to become an abortion provider is deeply rooted in his Christian faith, quit his obstetrics practice to do the procedures full-time after Dr. Tiller was assassinated [...]
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Court rules that law that would shut down Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is unconstitutional

Tweet In the latest salvo in the battle to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law designed to shut it down is unconstitutional. “Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively extinguishes that right within Mississippi’s borders,” the [...]
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Legal abortion rate in Texas dropped 13 percent after new anti-choice restrictions

Tweet   That’s according to a new study on the impact of the anti-choice restrictions that have now forced 46 percent of Texas’ legal abortion providers to close. As we already know, the omnibus law passed last year–which also placed stricter restrictions on medication abortions and banned the procedure after 20 weeks–has dealt a disastrous blow to abortion access. [...]
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Chart of the Day: Fewer state abortion restrictions were passed in the first half of 2014

TweetBut it’s hardly time to break out the champagne. While this year is looking better than the last few, according to Guttmacher’s new numbers on state anti-choice laws, abortion access is still under attack in the states. So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new anti-choice laws–which is about half the number that had been [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetSubmit your picture to stand up for health care, not harassment. “Buffer zones work. So they have to go.”  The White House needs to address McCullen. The feminist ethics of make-up are endlessly complicated but our love for Jenny Slate is not. The Senate HELP committee held a hearing on campus sexual violence yesterday. Tweet
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