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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


Supreme Court Strikes Down Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

Category: Abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court just made it harder for women to visit their doctor’s office in peace — but we won’t let them win. Today the Court overturned a Massachusetts buffer zone law, which since 2007 had kept protestors away from the immediate entrances of women’s health centers. Today’s ruling mean…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Obamacare, Cecile Richards, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Marty Waltz


Bill Howell Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Shuts Out 400,000 Virginians

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

After a string of shenanigans to keep Virginians from getting Medicaid, late Monday night Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell pulled another sly move to block affordable health care for 400,000 hard working Virginians. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a statement:  “I am continuall…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Virginia, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Terry McAuliffe, Bill Howell


Virginia legislature denies 400,000 access to health care. Again.

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

Virginia is for lovers. Lovers of quid pro quo. As the state anticipates the trial of their former governor Bob McDonnell for accepting gifts from businessman Jonnie Williams and the fallout from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss last week continues—a disgusting story about state lawmaker she…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, State Fights, Virginia, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Terry McAuliffe


On Hobby Lobby case, will Majority Opinion be THE Majority Opinion?

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

Should businesses have the right to discriminate? Should employers be able to decide for their employees what their health insurance covers? Most Americans continue to say no according to a new poll by Public Religion Research Institute. Roughly 6-in-10 Americans say that publicly-held corporatio…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Birth Control Lawsuits, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby


MAP: Abortion In The South: Using Admitting Privileges Laws to Restrict Safe and Legal Access

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Abortion in The South Map

Since the original ruling more than 40 years ago, Americans consistently have opposed overturning Roe v. Wade.  As a result, the strategy that abortion opponents turn to is restricting and eliminating safe and legal abortion access via technicality and needless regulation.  And in several states, th…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Abortion restrictions, Admitting Priviledges, Map, GIF