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.
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The network of health-care providers falls apart and women lose access to essential preventive services
State lawmakers across the country have begun engaging in shenanigans around reproductive and sexual health again.
State senators, when faced with the crowd, cut the hearing short — halting citizen testimony after 25 minutes to rush the bill forward on a party-line vote
Although states grew increasingly hostile toward abortion in 2016, it’s not a reflection on Americans’ values. Anti-abortion politicians are out-of-touch.
Wisconsin Report: “Defunding” Planned Parenthood Would Have Devastating Consequences for People in Paul Ryan’s Own Backyard
Many of the approximately 40,000 Wisconsinites who use Medicaid and rely on Planned Parenthood for care would have nowhere else to go for care.
Today the state of Texas took final action to try to block Medicaid patients from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood, including birth control, cancer screenings, and HIV tests.
Planned Parenthood and Fellow Reproductive Rights Groups Sue Over Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions in Three States
Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and the Center for Reproductive Rights just filed lawsuits in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina over dangerous, unconstitutional, medically unnecessary abortion restrictions.