Abortion

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Op-Ed: Abortion ID Bill Unfairly Targets Immigrants

The following was published in the Austin American

Federal Appeals Court Permanently Blocks One of the Most Extreme Abortion Bans in the U.S.

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has permanently blocked Arkansas’ ban on abortion at 12 weeks of…

A Dangerous Limit

Last week the U.S. House passed a bill prohibiting most abortions after 20 weeks, with only narrow exceptions for women with life-threatening conditions and for rape survivors…

Texas Teens Under Attack

Over the last 15 years, Houston family lawyer Rita Lucido has seen just about everything when it comes to young women facing difficult situations. …

Tennessee Governor Signs Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a measure into law today designed to shut down reproductive health care clinics and severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion…

Virginia Attorney General Takes Critical Step Towards Taking Politics Out of the Exam Room

(PRESS RELEASE)—Following years of intense political pressure and interference from former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to enforce state regulations designed to shutter abortion clinics, yesterday the state’s current attorney…

​Representative Lois Frankel to Speak Out in Support of Women’s Health Protection Act at Florida Press Conference

(Media Advisory) Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL) will be joined by state Representative Lori Berman and women’s health advocates today in West Palm Beach, Florida to call for Governor Rick Scott’s veto of recently passed measure which severely restricts access to safe and legal…

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Speak Out in Support of Women’s Health Protection Act at Florida Press Event

(Media Advisory) Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) will be joined by local lawmakers and women’s health advocates today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to call for Governor Rick Scott’s veto of recently passed measure which severely restricts access to safe and legal abortion. …

Our Work in Focus

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that bans on abortion are unconstitutional…
Biased counseling laws, on the books in many states, require woman seeking an abortion to receive information dictated by the state prior to undergoing the procedure…
Laws that restrict the use of public funds for abortion can create barriers to women’s abortion access that are as difficult for women to overcome as laws that directly restrict the availability of abortion.  Funding restrictions endanger women’s health and, as some state courts have held,…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, that a woman's right to obtain an abortion was protected under the federal constitution…