Supreme Court Protects Access Abortion — For Now
In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.
Because being 48th in the U.S. for women’s health outcomes isn't bad enough.
431 bills have been introduced in state legislatures that would that restrict access to safe, legal abortion.
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State-Level Politicians Around America Press for Radical Restrictions on Reproductive Health Care
It's a prime opportunity to continue the loud drumbeat of support for women's health.
Through it all, women have been and will continue to be at the forefront of the resistance to these harmful policies and more.
Gynotician Alert: Oklahoma Legislator Tells Women ‘You’re a Host,’ Pennsylvania Considers 20-Week Ban, Virginia Gov. Vetoes ‘Defunding’ Bill
"after you’re irresponsible then don’t claim, well, I can just go and do this with another body, when you’re the host and you invited that in."
As Members of Congress return home to their districts this week during recess, Planned Parenthood supporters are organizing in record-breaking numbers to target members at town halls, in district offices, and by holding standalone rallies — all to protect health care access for the 2.5 million patients who rely on Planned Parenthood every year.
Some public officials have made vocal defenses of their constituents’ reproductive rights, while others have outdone themselves to legislate private medical decisions.
Another week, another round of dismal activity by anti-abortion state lawmakers. Let’s recap what opponents of sexual and reproductive health services have done in the last few days.