In recent weeks, members of Congress have called for barring Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds for women’s health services. Several Southern states have already takes steps to eliminate public funding for the organization’s clinics.
Fifty years ago, brave women and men marched for voting rights because their belief in justice was greater than their fear. In places like Selma, AL, and surrounding counties, all it took was being black and in the wrong place at the wrong time to get you murdered.
A federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only health centers that provide abortions.
On Monday, women’s health had another victory in the courts, this time in Oklahoma. A judge temporarily blocked a new law that would have prevented women from accessing emergency contraception over the counter.