Yesterday marked one year since Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was killed by an anti-choice extremist. RH Reality Check features TrustWomenPAC’s Julie Burkhart’s reflections on Dr. Tiller’s life and work.
Access to Reproductive Health Care
AlterNet features a story on limited service pregnancy centers (also known as “crisis pregnancy centers” or fake clinics) and their dangerous and deceitful practices.
Politico reports on Planned Parenthood’s efforts to have birth control included in the list of free preventive services that health insurers must cover as federal regulators make decisions about the implementation of the health care reform law.
The LA Times reports that more women are being denied reproductive health care due to hospital policies based on ideological beliefs.
Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a law requiring hospitals to offer rape victims emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill.
Supreme Court Watch
The Senate Judiciary Committee is awaiting more than 160,000 pages of documents from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s tenure in the Clinton White House.
Other News of Note
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Jessica Valenti argues that contrary to her recent rhetoric, Sarah Palin is no feminist.
An opinion piece in the LA Times delves more deeply into recent public opinion polls on voter attitudes about the right to choose.