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Retired doctor says the stigma against abortion providers is worse today than it was before Roe v. Wade


Retired OB/GYN Robert Livingston performed abortions in New Jersey in the 1960s. A year before Roe v. Wade, he held a press conference outing himself as an illegal abortion provider. In the 1970s, his clinic was protested daily. And yet, according to him, the stigma of being a provider has never been worse than it is today. Via North Jersey:

Livingston, once a lightning rod in the North Jersey abortion debate, now avoids telling anyone about his role in that chapter of American history, even though he strongly maintains his belief that abortions ought to be legal. The issue, he says, has become so emotionally charged that he no longer feels comfortable talking about it — not to the ...


Retired OB/GYN Robert Livingston performed abortions in New Jersey in the 1960s. A year before Roe v. Wade, he held a press conference outing himself as an illegal abortion provider. In the 1970s, his clinic was ...

Mississippi judge blocks law that would shut down only abortion clinic in the state

As you may have heard recently, legislators in Mississippi were successful in passing a TRAP law designed to put the only abortion clinic in the state out of business, making it the first state in the union to have no access to legal and safe abortion care. The good news is that yesterday, the day it was to go into effect, a federal judge temporarily blocked the law from being enforced. 

Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed the suit, arguing that the legislation was created for the sole purpose of  shutting down the state’s only abortion clinic and was completely medically unnecessary. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson ordered a temporary ...

As you may have heard recently, legislators in Mississippi were successful in passing a TRAP law designed to put the only abortion clinic in the state out of business, making it the first state in ...

Tennessee bill would expose identities of abortion providers and possibly patients

Remember how anti-choice domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue created an online database of abortion providers across the country, leaving a terrifying opening for anti-choice harassment and violence? Well, it looks like legislators in Tennessee are trying to make the process easier for antis by making it a legal requirement:

The latest salvo in the abortion wars comes in the form of a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that would result in the online publication of the names of doctors who perform abortions, and — according to critics of the measure — potentially out individual women who undergo the procedure.

The Life Defense Act of 2012, which is under consideration in the Tennessee House, would direct the state ...

Remember how anti-choice domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue created an online database of abortion providers across the country, leaving a terrifying opening for anti-choice harassment and violence? Well, it looks like legislators in Tennessee are ...