Posts Categorized: abortion law

Cory Booker Announces Plan to Protect Abortion Rights

Last month, presidential candidate and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker unveiled details of a sweeping plan to protect abortion rights at the national level, should he be elected president in 2020. To begin with, Booker says that he would create a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom on “day one” as president. This office would… Read more »

Illinois Lawmakers Advance Reproductive Health Act to State Senate

While some states such as Alabama, Georgia and Ohio are passing legislation to restrict abortion access, lawmakers in other states (including New York) are enacting their own bills that protect reproductive rights and reinforce the legal precedent established by Roe v. Wade in 1973. Earlier this week, for example, the Illinois House of Representatives approved… Read more »

AMA Files Federal Lawsuit in Response to Title X Funding Changes

Late last month, the Trump Administration announced that it will institute a new rule which prohibits family planning clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding under the Title X program. Furthermore, clinics that receive Title X funding will no longer be allowed to share office space with abortion providers. Meanwhile, the funds that would… Read more »

NY State Lawmakers Move to Pass Reproductive Health Act

In light of recent concerns that a more conservative Supreme Court might overturn the landmark precedent established by Roe v. Wade in 1973, Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators have pledged to pass a law protecting abortion rights in New York within the first 30 days of the new legislative session. Although previous attempts to… Read more »

Oregon Passes Comprehensive Reproductive Health Equality Act

It’s not hard to tell that reproductive healthcare in the U.S. has faced multiple threats in recent months. As state legislatures embrace President Trump’s attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the Senate has been advocating for a replacement healthcare bill that could threaten women’s rights across the board. And yet, Oregon is now taking steps to… Read more »

UN Encourages New York to Update Reproductive Health Law

New York State’s legislative session is drawing to a close and the Senate is running out of time to pass the Reproductive Health Act, which would update antiquated abortion policies that have been in place since before the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. In particular, the bill would eliminate two long-standing statutes… Read more »

Arkansas Law Lets Spouses, Parents Sue Abortion Providers

On Thursday, February 02 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill prohibiting clinics in the state from performing dilation and evacuation procedures—the safest and most common procedures used in second-trimester abortions. The law makes no exceptions for cases of rape and incest. While second-trimester abortions are occasionally conducted by medically inducing labor, the dilation and… Read more »