Posts Tagged anti-choice

Ireland denies suicidal rape survivor an abortion and forces her to undergo a C-section

Ireland’s abortion law drew international outrage after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar a couple years ago. The attention, combined with the long-term advocacy of local and international human rights organizations, spurred the government to ever-so-slightly loosen its restrictions to allow abortion “when there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, including the threat of suicide over a pregnancy.” But the new law didn’t help this teenager:

The unnamed woman, now 18, was reportedly raped as a minor and sought an abortion just eight weeks into her pregnancy. Even after experts found her to be suicidal – a prerequisite for abortion under a new Irish law – she ...

Ireland’s abortion law drew international outrage after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar a couple years ago. The attention, combined with the long-term advocacy of local and international human rights organizations, spurred the ...

Undercover audio of Texas anti-choice training session shows how the movement relies on intimidation and harassment

As anti-choice legislation is increasingly wrapped in the friendly (and dishonest) guise of “patient safety” and anti-choice protestors carefully attempt to rebrand themselves as “sidewalk counselors,” it may be easy for some to forget that harassment and intimidation still play a vital role in the anti-choice movement’s overall strategy.

But NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas have released this undercover audio of a training session hosted by several anti-choice groups at the Texas state capitol earlier this month which shows that, behind closed doors, they’re very upfront about their goal — “keeping abortion facilities closed” — and tactics, which include tracking license plates and physical descriptions of providers and patients, intimidating women into canceling their appointments, and searching tax records to find new clinic ...

As anti-choice legislation is increasingly wrapped in the friendly (and dishonest) guise of “patient safety” and anti-choice protestors carefully attempt to rebrand themselves as “sidewalk counselors,” it may be easy for some to forget that harassment and ...

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The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

Citing the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Satanic Temple is claiming a religious exemption from the anti-choice “informed consent” laws that require abortion providers in 35 states to give out biased, sometimes false, information about the procedure.

Given that “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact,” the Temple says it expects its “deeply held belief” will be respected. After all, unlike Hobby Lobby’s, their belief is even based on actually accurate information. 

Citing the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Satanic Temple is claiming a religious exemption from the anti-choice “informed consent” laws that require abortion providers in 35 states to give out biased, sometimes false, information about ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Counter-protesting anti-choice protestors

Saturday Chores chronicles the adventures of “a pro-choice husband/wife team from Raleigh, N.C.” as they spend Saturday mornings counter-protesting anti-choice clinic protestors–oh, sorry, I mean, “sidewalk counselors“–by holding up funny signs. Like so:

Somehow there’s nothing like a sign about turtles to deflate all that self-righteous anti-abortion doom-and-gloom.

Check out more of my favorite signs after the jump. 

Saturday Chores chronicles the adventures of “a pro-choice husband/wife team from Raleigh, N.C.” as they spend Saturday mornings counter-protesting anti-choice clinic protestors–oh, sorry, I mean, “sidewalk counselors“–by holding up funny signs. Like so:

Somehow ...

Legal abortion rate in Texas dropped 13 percent after new anti-choice restrictions

 

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. The number of Texans living more than 200 miles from a provider has increased nearly 30-fold over the past year–from 10,000 to 290,000. And the new study shows it’s had an effect on the abortion rate as well. In the 6 months after the law went into effect, there was a 13 percent decrease in the legal abortion rate ...

 

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 ...

Map of the Day: “Bad medicine” laws undermine reproductive health care across the country


new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families explores the common anti-choice restrictions that are forcing doctors to choose between following the law and doing what they know is best for their patients. 


new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families explores the common anti-choice restrictions that are forcing doctors to choose between following the law and doing what they know is best for their patients. 

Watch the south’s abortion clinics disappear in one scary GIF

As 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 a local hospital. And, just like in those other southern states, its intended effect is to shut down clinics and, ultimately, “end abortion in our country.”

Texas’s law has already partially gone into effect — and this map shows the huge blow it’s dealt to abortion access in the Lone Star State — ...

As 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 ...

Megachurch pastor compares abortion clinics to Nazi concentration camps

California megachurch pastor James L. Garlow can’t wait for the day when abortion clinics no longer provide abortions and are instead seen as what they really are: modern-day concentration camps. 

California megachurch pastor James L. Garlow can’t wait for the day when abortion clinics no longer provide abortions and are instead seen as what they really are: modern-day concentration camps. 

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