Yesterday’s defeat of the first-ever municipal abortion ban in the city of Albuquerque marks a major victory for women’s health and shows that voters don’t want to take personal medical decisions out of the hands of women and their doctors. If enacted, the referendum would have banned abortions at 20 weeks, even for victims of rape and incest, severe fetal abnormalities and when a woman’s health is in danger.
Nov. 20, 2013
I've heard people say, no matter what side of the abortion issue they say they are on, that they don't know what they would do if faced with a pregnancy that has taken a tragic turn for the worse. And that is exactly why I urge Albuquerque voters to vote against the abortion ban on the ballot November 19. You just can't make decisions about abortion for someone else.
Nov. 19, 2013
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Democrats have once again preempted Republicans on the issue of women's health, this week introducing in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Women's Health Protection Act. In response to an unprecedented level of attacks on women’s reproductive health over the past few years, the Women’s Health Protection Act would create federal protections against state restrictions on abortion that do not advance women’s health and safety but actually create barriers to women accessing a safe and legal medical procedure that also is constitutionally protected.
Nov. 18, 2013
Amidst the barrage of attacks on women’s health—from the nationwide 20 week ban to the attempts to chip away at affordable health care under Obamacare—there is some positive news! Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) are introducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA).
Nov. 13, 2013
In a classic case of politicians thinking they know better than women and their doctors, the U.S. senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, proposed a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks—in every single state.
Nov. 8, 2013
We did it! Together, we have kept Ken out of the governor’s mansion and protected women’s health and rights in Virginia! This election sends a clear message to politicians in Virginia and all 50 states: attacks against women’s health are not only bad policy—they are bad politics.
Nov. 6, 2013
The last few years have set records for the extent of bad legislation that has been passed to restrict women’s health and access to safe and legal abortion. The state of Oklahoma has been on a race to the bottom when it comes to women’s health for some time now, with a very real and serious impact on the women of the state.
Nov. 1, 2013
Right to Life of Michigan has submitted signatures for an initiative to ban insurance from covering abortion. If the initiative becomes law, coverage for abortion would only be available through an unworkable “rider” system. This initiative has no exemptions for survivors of rape or incest.
Oct. 31, 2013
A few weeks ago I saw the National Journal’s latest polling that shows women feel that the Republican Party is moving further away from them and had to weigh in. As the days went by I decided I wanted to discuss the results of this polling that shows only 14 percent of women think the GOP is now closer to representing their views since the 2012 election.
Oct. 25, 2013