This week: Ohio’s Senate passed a bill that would dangerously ban abortions after 20 weeks without exceptions for rape or incest; meanwhile, Texas Governor Abbott kicked Planned Parenthood out of a program that provides breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women; and the U.S. Senate decides to attack fact-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and replace it with #JunkScience, abstinence-only dogma.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
The night of June 20, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a devastating budget that blocks low-income women from accessing free breast and cervical cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. This follows years of hostile policies that have left tens of thousands of Texas women without access to cancer screenings, birth control, HIV tests and other preventive care.
This week: Scott Walker absolutely loves forced ultrasounds, West Virginia’s 20-week abortion ban law takes effect, and Texas wants to make it harder for abused teens to get an abortion (because they might be lying).
This week: The appalling 20-week ban passes in the House; Texas gynoticians are severely restricting access to safe and legal abortions for minors; and South Carolina gynotician Lee Bright makes enemies on both sides of the aisle.
This week: Oklahoma gynoticians tripled the waiting period for safe, legal abortion; Texas gynotician thinks insurers shouldn’t cover a rape survivor’s abortion unless she reports; and North Carolina gynoticians want to force doctors to send detailed, private information to the state on patients’ abortions.
The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Court’s Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.