On Tuesday, March 31, an appeals court allowed the Texasabortion ban to remain in place until the case made its way through the courts. Similar lawsuits are pending in other states as Alabama, Iowa, Ohio and Oklahoma attempt to ban abortions as well.
After negotiations between Attorney General Yost, abortion rights advocacy groups and state legislators: Ohio clinics remain open.
“The women’s caucus is at work every day during all of this, and we’re watching. We’re awake, we’re at work, and the answer is no.”
In clinics in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kentucky, anti-choice protesters have continued to show up, refusing to comply with the pressure for people to practice social distancing and shelter-in-place. Protesters are gathering in front of clinic doors, walking up to patients, and even shoving unwanted pamphlets and gift sacks into patients’ hands and through car windows.
As we navigate COVID-19, it is critical that leaders treat outpatient abortion providers as essential businesses, and that hospital systems ensure the continuation of abortion care as an essential service.
Today, the Supreme Court took on the first major abortion-related case since Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the bench. Feminists around the country are sounding off about what’s at stake for all those who benefit from safe access to abortion.
Immediately following oral arguments in the case June v. Russo, Jessica Mason Pieklo joins co-host Imani Gandy to bring the rest of us up to speed on the most important and surprising moments of the day.
The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in the first major abortion-related case since Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the bench.
It’s simple: When you come for our freedom, we will come for your seats.
Today, 58 percent of American women of reproductive age live in states considered hostile to abortion rights; and 90 percent of U.S. counties lack a single abortion provider.
Louisiana’s Act 620, which requires doctors performing abortions to have admission privileges at a state-authorized hospital within 30 miles of the clinic, could have devastating consequences for abortion access in Louisiana and would set a dangerous precedent that could undermine Roe v. Wade and endanger women’s lives across the country.
It’s time to get abortion and all reproductive health care out of the courts, out of politics and into our communities where it belongs.