Health Care and Abortion Coverage
RH Reality Check writes about the anti-choice groups organizing to promote ultraconservative state and federal candidates in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.
The State Column reports on the increasing number of states that have introduced or passed anti-choice legislation this year.
A proposed ordinance in Austin, TX would require “crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)” to post a sign notifying consumers that they do not provide or make referrals for either abortion or contraceptive services.
Ms. Magazine covers the advance of an anti-choice bill in the Nebraska state Senate that would ban abortion after 20 weeks.
Anti-choice activists in Mississippi have collected enough signatures to place a measure on the 2011 ballot that would ban abortion by granting an unborn fetuses human rights under the state constitution. Mississippi already has some of the most restrictions on women’s access to reproductive health care.
Other Noteworthy News
After hundreds of activists made their voices heard, the Lilith music festival tour dropped “crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)” from the list of potential local charities that could receive grant money from the tour. Festival organizers said, “CPCs continue to misinform women and provide medically unsound information. We urge everyone to continue their activism by spreading the truth about the anti-woman practices of CPCs.”
Scott Roeder, the anti-abortion extremist who murdered George Tiller, one of a handful of American physicians who performed late-term abortions, was sentenced to life in prison in a Wichita, Kan., courtroom Thursday and will not be eligible for parole for more than 50 years.
The Salon also reports on the sentencing of Scott Roeder, and why the fight for women’s right to reproductive health care is not over.