Recent moves by the Department of Health and Human Services limiting medical research, in particular the convening of a Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, will have a substantive negative impact on every American and must be used as a rallying cry for abortion rights advocates.
On Friday, 12 anti-abortion extremists in Sterling Heights, Mich., formed an unyielding blockade in front of a Michigan abortion clinic. Those involved were in direct violation of the Freedom of Access Clinic Entrances (F.A.C.E.) Act.
Yet when (maskless) police arrived on the scene, they allowed the (maskless) anti-choice protesters to continue to sit in front of the clinic doors and sympathized openly with the blockade.
This week, the Republican National Convention has featured graphic and deceptive rails against abortion—and bold lies. However this kind of inflammatory rhetoric is not new—it’s been years in the making.
The June Medical Services v. Russo Supreme Court decision has feminists feeling “equal parts relieved and hopeful about the important win, and enraged and fearful about how temporary and incomplete it is.”
In her new book, Dr. Diana Greene Foster provides definitive evidence that abortion access strongly enhances women’s health and well-being, whereas denying abortion results in physical and economic harm.
“‘The Turnaway Study’ brings powerful evidence about the ability of women to foresee consequences and make decisions that are best for their lives and families.”
Just 48 hours after veteran reproductive justice activist Loretta Ross opened registration for her new online course on white supremacy, 500 people had registered. “I will be teaching white supremacy through the feminist lens of love,” Ross told Ms.
After yesterday’s fractured opinion, legislatures will continue passing ever-more restrictive laws, and states will press hard to get them back in front of this unsettled Supreme Court.
June Medical Services presented the Court with a second bite at the apple. Louisiana couldn’t get Roberts to bite this time. But there’s a lot of the apples in the tree, and it only takes one.
The Tennessee state legislature passed a restrictive ban on abortions in the state during the early morning hours Friday in a closed-door session. Its passage came as a shock to many pro-choice advocates, as the bill was not on the legislative agenda.
The anti-abortion movement is pressing the Trump administration to rescind changes and even more severely tighten restrictions on the abortion pill.
For two and a half decades, the anti-abortion movement has weaponized the story of Norma McCorvey against reproductive rights in the United States. But it finally backfired on them.