Abortion

Following Miscarriage, MI Woman Sues Catholic Bishops for Negligence

Following Miscarriage, MI Woman Sues Catholic Bishops for Negligence
A Michigan woman is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), claiming the bishops’ anti-choice directives are negligently affecting the medical care delivered at Catholic-owned and -sponsored hospitals.
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After Budget Cuts, TX Family Planning Program Serving 77 Percent Fewer Clients

After Budget Cuts, TX Family Planning Program Serving 77 Percent Fewer Clients
Two years after conservative legislators in Texas cut state family planning funds by two-thirds, newly released data from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) shows that state contractors are seeing 77 percent fewer family planning clients at an increased cost of 17 percent per client.
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Anti-Abortion Christian Activist Urges False Imprisonment Of Women Seeking Abortions

Anti-Abortion Christian Activist Urges False Imprisonment Of Women Seeking Abortions
In Texas, anti-abortion "Christians" are advocating for infiltrating networks of pro-choice activists who are providing transportation and help to women impacted by HB2, Rick Perry's back-door abortion ban.
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West Virginia AG Continues Quest for Abortion Restrictions, Despite Lack of Evidence

West Virginia AG Continues Quest for Abortion Restrictions, Despite Lack of Evidence
Of the big political issues this year, the battle over reproductive rights has been one of the most bitter. A long list of conservative state legislatures have introduced or passed laws that are expected to lead to the closure of dozens of abortion clinics. These laws have been passed despite a lack of evidence to support them.
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Fear and Loathing in Huntsville: Anti-Choice Protestors Target Hospitals in Alabama

Fear and Loathing in Huntsville: Anti-Choice Protestors Target Hospitals in Alabama
Anti-choice protestors are increasing in intensity and expanding their presence in the Alabama city of Huntsville. For over a year, they've staked out the Alabama Women's Center and provided sidewalk counseling that takes the form of prayers (through a bullhorn), shouting, graphic signs, and songs (like the unforgettable hit, "Happy Birthday, Dead Baby"). The ramped up effort will include hospitals, private practices and even outside a middle school.
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Medicaid Restrictions Making Abortion a Privilege, Not a Right, for Poor Texas Women

Medicaid Restrictions Making Abortion a Privilege, Not a Right, for Poor Texas Women
Americans are beginning to celebrate a healthier future for our country. Millions of people will receive coverage, no co-pays for preventive care, an end to discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, out-of-pocket expense caps, and much more. But one thing seems to be missing from this incredible list of health benefits: abortion coverage for poor Texans.
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Against All Odds, TX State Rep Getting Things Done as a Freshman Legislator

Against All Odds, TX State Rep Getting Things Done as a Freshman Legislator
Texas State Rep. Gene Wu helped lead the fight in the House to restore $3 billion of the $5 billion education cut in 2011. He worked with his colleagues to pass a law that reduces traffic congestion from oil and gas production areas. He was able to get Texas pipeline safety regulations in line with federal standards, no small feat with Republicans controlling the Legislature.
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Defense of Anti-Abortion Laws Cost Kansas Taxpayers $913K

Defense of Anti-Abortion Laws Cost Kansas Taxpayers $913K
Kansas has paid more than $913,000 to two private law firms that are helping the state defend anti-abortion laws enacted since conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback took office, and such expenses appear likely to grow.
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How Abortion Is Being Used as a Ruse to Attack Health Care

How Abortion Is Being Used as a Ruse to Attack Health Care
Those of us who were around in 2010 when Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) nearly derailed the Affordable Care Act with his ill-informed demagoguery about abortion largely thought President Obama put the abortion scare-mongering to bed by signing
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Instead of Working to End Shutdown, House GOP Proposes ‘Abortion Insurance Disclosure Act’

Instead of Working to End Shutdown, House GOP Proposes ‘Abortion Insurance Disclosure Act’
This week, rather than working on a solution to the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis, House Republicans proposed a measure that requires any health insurance plan offered through Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges to disclose whether it provides abortion coverage.
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