reproductive freedom

Let's be fair

Women’s health is under attack by conservatives. Whether it’s Congressman Darrell Issa blocking women from testifying on women’s health in front of his committee or the Virginia House of Delegates passing a law forcing a woman to have an ultrasound before she is allowed an abortion, women’s health is under relentless attack.

Well, women legislators are fighting back.

Spy training for abortion seekers?

Once a week flights to the middle of prairie lands. Rigourous psychology tests and counseling. A 72 hour holding period.

Are you training to be a clandestine operative? Are you Indiana Jones?

No, you're a young woman waiting to exercise her right to choose.

Increasingly, states like South Dakota are making it harder than ever before to get an abortion. In South Dakota's case, there is only one abortion doctor for the 77,000 square feet of the state. And that doctor has to be flown in from Minnesota once a week to Sioux Falls, SD.

Vlog Entry: Rising unemployment and recalls, recalls, recalls

The Progressive Majority interns and I had lunch at Farragut North and talked to some DC locals about the issues of the day.

 

Pennsylvania State Senate passes more restrictions on abortion clinics

From philly.com:

A controversial bill imposing stricter standards on abortion clinics in Pennsylvania cleared the state Senate Tuesday and now heads to the House, where its fate is uncertain.

By a vote of 38-12, the Senate passed legislation - prompted by a grand jury's report exposing horrific conditions at a Philadelphia abortion clinic - that would increase inspection, space, staffing, and other requirements for the 20 clinics operating throughout the state.

A woman's right to choose and why it's worth fighting for

Issues of reproductive freedom (or lack thereof) have been in the news this week in several states. The Ohio Senate tried to sneak a "Right to Life" amendment into their budget bill. The Alabama Congress approved a bill that will ban any abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. And the Iowa House of Representatives passed a ban on abortions after just 18 weeks of pregnancy. With all of this anti-choice legislation advancing through state houses, it's important to remember why we fight for a woman's right to choose, and why abortion bans are a threat to our fundamental rights and freedoms as Americans.

Ohio House passes anti-choice bill

This bill, pulled from the "Parents Know Best" strategy (read our post on 5 conservative anit-choice strategies), was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Ohio House. This does not bode well for women in the Buckeye State:

Five anti-choice strategies that will set women back

While the fight rages on (solidarity, WI!), a lesser-known but just as coordinated, pervasive attack is raging against women’s rights. For years, the anti-choice movement has been sending up test balloons at the state level to determine the most effective ways to chip away at abortion rights. Now, they’re launching a multi-front attack.
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