Abortion Rights and Access
Writing for RH Reality Check, Julie Burkhart, founder of TrustWomenPAC, discusses Nebraska’s attempt to ban virtually all abortions past 20 weeks, and points out that far from a local issue, this legislation is a “challenge to all providers everywhere.”
In an opinion piece for CBS News, Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, argues that the United States lags behind other countries in recognizing that access to abortion care is a women’s health care issue.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Canada to include access to family planning care, contraception and abortion in their proposed G8 initiative on maternal and child health. Secretary Clinton said, ”You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health and reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortions.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Booker criticizes the Georgia Senate for passing a bill that bans abortion based on race, because it gives credence to outlandish claims that abortion providers target communities of color.
The Kansas Senate and House both passed a bill that requires doctors to disclose diagnoses when performing abortions after 22 weeks.