Choice News

Choice News

The Washington Post profiles Dr. Carol Ball as she travels day after day from Minnesota to South Dakota to provide access to abortions in a strongly anti-choice state.

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Eugene, Oregon will make the abortion pill available in March in an effort to keep abortions accessible in the region as many abortion providers are retiring.

Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine Katherine Spillar discusses the role of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the health care reform debate, particularly the link between their anti-choice position and their financial interest in anti-choice reform.

Rebecca Sive, writing for RH Reality Check, questions the lack of female leadership at yesterday’s health care reform summit.

Spain has passed legislation that eases restrictions on abortion by allowing the procedure up to 14 weeks into pregnancy, and giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to have abortions without parental consent, declaring that abortion is a woman’s right.

After a judge struck down Oklahoma’s latest abortion bill a few days ago because it included too many different provisions, lawmakers have filed new separate bills to restrict access to abortion.

A Kentucky state House committee struck down an anti-choice bill that would have required doctors providing abortions to perform an ultrasound before the procedure and offer the patient a chance to view the images of the fetus.

Florida state Rep. Charles Van Zant has introduced a bill known as the Florida for Life Act that would make performing or assisting in an abortion a first-degree felony, which is punishable by up to life in prison.

A pregnant woman was arrested last week under Iowa’s “feticide law” when she sought medical attention after accidentally falling down the stairs.

This week, Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin signed the Healthy Youth Act into law, requiring that all sexual health education classes taught in Wisconsin schools be medically-accurate, age-appropriate, and use evidence-based strategies to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Rev. Debra Haffner, writing for the Huffington Post, discusses the dangers of the Utah bill (which passed the state legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature) that criminalizes miscarriage.

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