Tag Archives: abortion access

McCullen: A view from a thousand feet

TweetAbortion clinics are a dangerous place for staffers and patients. As Vicki Saporta told the Huffington Post,”[s]ince 1977, there have been 8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 181 arsons, and thousands of incidents of criminal activities.” You wouldn’t know that, though, from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision McCullen v. Coakley. Maya wrote yesterday that the dangerous, disappointing [...]
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Breaking: SCOTUS strikes down Massachusetts’ buffer zone law

TweetThe Supreme Court ruled today that Massachusetts’ abortion buffer zone law, which requires anti-choice activists harassers to stay 35 feet away from clinic entrances, violates their freedom of speech. SCOTUS issued their decision from within their own comfy buffer zone that keeps picketers outside their 252-by-98-foot plaza. The fact that buffer zones are even necessary to ensure people have [...]
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Feministing Chat: Obvious Child

TweetEd. note: The Feministing crew chatted about the eagerly anticipated new rom-com Obvious Child. Read Steph Herold’s guest review here and check if the film has opened in your city yet. Tweet
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Watch the south’s abortion clinics disappear in one scary GIF

TweetAs I mentioned yesterday, the Louisiana legislature just passed a bill that could close three — possibly four — out of the state’s five abortion clinics. If that sounds disturbingly familiar, it’s because it should. Like similar bills in Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi, Louisiana’s new TRAP-style law requires that abortion providers have admitting privileges at [...]
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Missouri pro-choice activists launch 72-hour filibuster to protest waiting period bill

TweetRemember when Missouri legislator compared getting an abortion to buying a new car in order to justify increasing the state’s waiting period to 72 hours? Well, in response to that bill, along with more than 29 other anti-choice proposals the legislature has considered just this session, reproductive rights activists in Missouri are staging a 72-hour filibuster. Tweet
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