President Obama repealed the global gag rule in his first week in office, but we have yet to see the end of this harmful policy. Just yesterday, opponents of women’s health in the House wrote language echoing the global gag rule into the House foreign operations bill. If passed, this legislation would impose dangerous restrictions on foreign aid, limit women’s access to health care and undercut U.S. development objectives by weakening civil society.
July 19, 2013
What happened in Texas over the last couple of weeks was a sight to behold. From the moment Wendy Davis took to the floor to filibuster SB 5 on June 26—an extreme and dangerous bill that could severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state, we knew something special was happening.
July 15, 2013
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Senator Marco Rubio is reportedly poised to introduce a nationwide 20-week abortion ban. Hundreds of staff and youth leaders from across the country rallied at the U.S. Capitol to say “enough is enough”.
July 11, 2013
You've seen the news: When they thought no one was looking last week, state senators in North Carolina tucked several dangerous attacks on women's health into an unrelated bill. Legislation originally meant to -- yes, you're reading this right -- ban "Sharia Law" in North Carolina will now also severely restrict a woman's ability to make deeply personal, private decisions about her pregnancy by restricting access to safe and legal abortion.
July 10, 2013
Last night, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed his state budget—which included a number of anti-women’s health provisions including language designed to defund Planned Parenthood, TRAP restrictions, and a mandatory ultrasound requirement for women seeking an abortion.
July 1, 2013
WE DID IT! SB5 is dead. Wendy Davis and women's health advocates put up a heroic fight in Texas, and the message was clear: citizens will not allow politics to be put above the will of the people.
June 26, 2013
Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and their anti-women’s health cohorts are using the special legislative session to fast-track legislation designed to dramatically restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas, but Texans aren’t letting them pass it without a fight.
June 21, 2013
When was the last time you asked a politician for medical advice? We’re guessing never—but that hasn’t stopped a number of out-of-touch politicians from trying to get involved in the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman, her faith, and her family.
June 19, 2013
The House Republicans, ignoring public opinion and good policy,have steadfastly moved forward with a bill that would ban abortion nationally after 20 weeks. But a funny thing happened on the way to the floor.
June 18, 2013