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Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Restrictions on abortion threaten to close women’s health centers across the country — especially in the South. But a federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only heal…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Alabama


Roe v. Wade Isn’t Enough

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Congress

Not only are these attacks wrong, but they are vastly unpopular across the political spectrum.  A 2013 nationwide poll showed that voters think these are the wrong issues for Congress to focus on — Republicans (62 percent), Democrats (78 percent), and Independents (71 percent) — a report out earlier…Continue Reading

Tags: Roe v. Wade, Abortion restrictions, WHPA, Women's Health Protection Act, Guttmacher Institute, Roe at 41


What Happened At the Supreme Court Yesterday

Category: Abortion

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts CEO Marty Walz, who was one of the le…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Supreme Court, SCOTUS, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Martha Coakley


Why I Need a Buffer Zone at the Gynecologist’s Office

Category: Birth Control, Abortion

I’m a tough chick.  I’ve worked as a fitness instructor for 25 years, and I’m very physically fit. Even still, I have been threatened and harassed for years as a patient at Planned Parenthood by protesters. My most recent unpleasant experience occurred nearly two years ago at a Boston Planned Parent…Continue Reading

Tags: Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone


What Are the Women’s Health Cases before the Supreme Court This Term?

Category: Birth Control

Since the Supreme Court started their new term in October, there have been a lot of developments on issues related to women’s health.  We pulled together a quick overview, to get you up to speed about what has already taken place, and what’s on the horizon. What’s Happened: Arizona 20 Week Ban — D…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Supreme Court, Oklahoma, Justice Sotomayor, Arizona, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Hobby Lobby


You’ll Never Guess What House Republicans Are Doing in the New Year (well, you probably will)

Category: Abortion, Congress

Only a few days into the first session of the New Year and anti-women’s health politicians are already attacking abortion rights.   Last week, they held a hearing on H.R. 7, a bill that is not only dangerous to women’s health, but would take away important tax benefits from American families and sma…Continue Reading

Tags: Trent Franks, Congress, Abortion restrictions, H.R. 7, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Ted Deutch, Rep. Steve Chabot