Women trying to access reproductive health care are often subjected to threats, harassment and legislative roadblocks. The latest barriers are “TRAP” laws — Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers — designed to shut down clinics that perform abortions.
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s clinic in Germantown, Maryland, is currently the target of the anti-choice movement lead by Operation Rescue. They have chosen to target Dr. Carhart because the procedures he performs include later-term abortions.
Prior to the beginning of this 112th Congress, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had his chief of staff meet with Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry, and just weeks ago Governor Sam Brownback (R-KS) appointed a former attorney for Operation Rescue, Rick Macias, to a state board that has authority to regulate abortion providers. The phrase “palling around with terrorists” does come to mind.
No one wants to be called or thought of as a slut. So what happens when something that only happens to “dumb sluts” happens to you?
When NOW agreed to write about its support of no-cost prescription birth control for the “We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival hosted by the National Women’s Law Center and Planned Parenthood, a group of interns quickly volunteered to write the post.
A series of billboards have sprung up, shaming women of color for considering all of their options when it comes to reproductive health.
Women’s reproductive health care advocates can rest easy for the moment, as Congress has passed a resolution to continue funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year that does not include such onerous anti-woman provisions as the re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule.
Happy Equal Pay Day! What is Equal Pay Day you might ask? Equal Pay Day is a public awareness event which symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to be paid what men were paid in 2010. So today, April 12, 2011, after 75 extra days of waged work, the average working woman has finally been paid as much as the average working man received last year. Woo Hoo!
How “free speech” has come to be interpreted as a right to deny a safe and legal prescription and directly control the inner workings of another person’s body is an inexplicable overreach, and judicial activism of the worst kind. It is also sexism, as it is directed only toward women.
It’s time to focus once again on the grievous injury of what the Hyde Amendment represents. Abortion is a legal medical procedure protected by the constitutional right to privacy; segregating access to this form of health care is discrimination against women. Let’s pause to consider that most of our country’s history has been punctuated by men making choices for women without their consent.