A dangerous bill that would ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy in Ohio (House Bill 248) is being debated in the state legislature. Dawn Laguens, the EVP of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, went off on the proposed legislation the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Court’s Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.
On July 2, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a dangerous bill that would have required women seeking a safe, legal abortion to wait at least 72 hours before getting the procedure. The three-day period was three times as long as the state’s existing mandatory waiting period of 24 hours.
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 health centers that provide abortions.
In a deeply troubling decision for women’s health care and reproductive rights, on June 30 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some employers who personally believe birth control is wrong have the power deny legally mandated health care coverage of it for their employees.