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.
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."
Some public officials have made vocal defenses of their constituents’ reproductive rights, while others have outdone themselves to legislate private medical decisions.
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Last night the Ohio legislature rushed through a ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy — before most women even know they’re pregnant. The bill would, in effect, outlaw abortion in Ohio.
Why Senate GOP Leaders are Holding a Hearing on a 20-Week Abortion Ban — But Not on a Supreme Court Nominee
If this bill sounds familiar, it's because it was pulled from the House floor in January to work out what one politician called a “definitional problem with rape.”