Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

“For Tennessee lawmakers, punishing pregnant women is more important than protecting fetal life.”

TweetAs I mentioned yesterday, Tennessee has officially become the first state in the country to criminalize drug use during pregnancy. The new law, which was signed by the Governor yesterday despite the best efforts of reproductive justice advocates, holds pregnant people criminally liable for harm caused to their fetuses or newborns.  Tweet
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Google is cracking down on deceptive crisis pregnancy center ads

TweetThis is great news: Google is removing Web search ads for some “crisis pregnancy centers,” after an investigation by NARAL Pro-Choice America found evidence that the ads violate Google’s policy against deceptive advertising. “We have no problem with crisis pregnancy centers advertising online; we have no problem with their existing,” said Illyse Hogue, president of [...]
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Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic goes to court today

TweetToday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments against the Mississippi law that would shut down the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. You’ll remember that the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic has been fighting to stay open since 2012 when the state passed a TRAP law requiring all abortion providers [...]
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Tennessee could become the first state to criminalize pregnancy

TweetLast week Tennessee passed legislation that would make drug use during a pregnancy a criminal offense. If the governor doesn’t veto it, the state would be allowed to investigate every miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby born with birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role, turning any pregnant person into a potential suspect. We’ve [...]
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Missouri lawmaker compares getting an abortion to buying a new car or re-carpeting

TweetThe Missouri legislature is considering an ultrasound bill that would triple the waiting period before having an abortion in the state to a whopping 72 hours. During a hearing the other day, the bill’s sponsor Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger made his case by drawing on his personal experience with an unintended pregnancy buying a new car and [...]
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