Supreme Court Watch
The Wall Street Journal discusses why pro-choice potential Supreme Court nominee Diane Wood would be a strong voice for women’s rights on the Court. (Curiously, the article states that recent nominees have had unknown records on the right to choose, despite Justice Alito’s established track record in opposition to a woman’s right to choose prior to his nomination to the Supreme Court.)
The Florida state Senate voted to ban abortion coverage in the new health care exchange, while at the same time requiring women seeking an abortion to pay out of pocket for an ultrasound.
The San Jose Mercury News has an editorial condemning the new anti-choice laws in Oklahoma.
CNN features an opinion piece from Mary Alice Carr, Vice President for Communications at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, which discusses how the new anti-choice laws in Oklahoma take away a woman’s right to full, honest information from her doctor.
New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins cites Oklahoma’s latest anti-choice laws as an example of recent extreme state legislation.
Other News of Note
Aimée Thorne-Thomsen writes for RH Reality Check about why access to safe and legal abortion is a matter of trusting women and wanting them to have access to all the information, services and resources necessary to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
Laura Bush has written a memoir, Spoken from the Heart, in which she briefly reiterates her belief that abortion is a private decision.