Tag: abortion rights

In Response to ‘Fast and Furious’ Restrictions, Planned Parenthood Launches the Abortion Care Finder

Photo: Shutterstock As the fight to uphold Roe v. Wade wages on, this week, Planned Parenthood lobbed a virtual clapback at legislators and anti-abortion advocates seeking to roll back the reproductive rights granted in the landmark case. As reported by the New York Times, on Tuesday, the organization debuted an online tool called the Abortion […]

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Praise Be: A Black Woman Just Stopped Alabama’s Abortion Ban

A black U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary injunction on Alabama’s restrictive abortion law that stripped women of their reproductive rights. The law was set to go into effect on Nov. 15 until a black woman forced the state to pump its brakes. The Robinson v. Marshall ruling—named for the plaintiff, Dr. Yashica Robinson, […]

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Joe Biden was denied communion at Catholic church in South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights. Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights. Father Robert Morey, the pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, […]

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Stance on Abortion Is Stuck in the ‘90s

Reproductive rights advocates had some reason to celebrate during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, which was the first to feature a direct question about mounting threats to abortion access in the United States. But that excitement was quickly dampened by the answer of one of the candidates: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who resorted to a controversial […]

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Meet the New Head of Planned Parenthood: Alexis McGill Johnson Is a Seasoned Soldier in the War for Women’s Reproductive Health

Photo: Courtesy Planned Parenthood It was mid-August, and just weeks into her new job as acting president/CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Alexis McGill Johnson was out front, defending the organization from attack. On that day, McGill Johnson said that Planned Parenthood would be pulling out of […]

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Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted

A pro-life woman clashing with a group of pro-choice demonstrators at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015Photo: iStock Georgia is doubling down on its recently signed law virtually outlawing abortion in the state, telling a federal court that it should dismiss an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop the law from taking effect. […]

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In Defiance of Trump’s ‘Gag Rule,’ Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X; Low-Income Women Most Likely to be Affected

Photo: iStock The fears of low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for reproductive health services were confirmed on Monday: In response to attempts by the Trump administration to stifle abortion rights by imposing a gag order on health practitioners, the 103-year-old organization announced that it has opted to withdraw from Title X federal funding. […]

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We Out: Planned Parenthood Says Trump ‘Gag Rule’ Will Force It to Abandon Low-Income Reproductive Health Program

Activists demonstrate in New York Feb. 25, 2019, against the Trump administration’s Title X rule change that would force medical providers receiving federal assistance to refuse to promote, refer for, perform or support abortion as a method of family planning. Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty) Unless a federal appeals court gives it a hard pass when […]

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Missouri’s Last-Remaining Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open for Now — but the State Has Yanked Its License

An anti-abortion protester outside the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis clinic, Missouri’s lone abortion providerPhoto: Getty Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, which happens to be the only abortion provider left in the state of Missouri, can keep providing the service for now, but Missouri officially yanked its license Friday, endangering the clinic’s operation long-term. If […]

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Federal Appeals Court OKs Trump’s Abortion Gag Rules

A woman stands with her child in a stroller during an anti-abortion rally in June 2019 outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, Missouri’s lone abortion clinic.Photo: Michael B. Thomas (Getty) In a decision Planned Parenthood called “devastating,” a federal appeals court Thursday ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s family planning gag rule […]

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Anti-vaxxers Stole ‘My Body, My Choice’ from the Abortion Movement

Last week, environmental activist and anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. got on the phone with the Daily Beast to explain why he and actress Jessica Biel were lobbying against legislation that would limit medical exemptions from vaccines in California. Kennedy denied Biel’s association with the anti-vaxx movement—which had been revealed earlier that day in a […]

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Tiffany Haddish Cancels Atlanta Show Over Georgia Abortion Law

Photo: Greg DeGuire (Getty Images) Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish canceled a scheduled stand-up show in Atlanta in opposition to Georgia’s new “fetal heartbeat bill” that virtually outlaws all abortion in the state. Haddish was scheduled to perform at the famed Fox Theater on June 22 but sent out a message to ticketholders on Saturday […]

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Neighboring States Are Bracing for an Influx of Missouri Abortion Patients

Missouri’s sole abortion clinic, a Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, teetered on the brink of ceasing abortion services last Friday, when a judge issued a temporary restraining order on the state within hours of the clinic’s license expiring. Hearings earlier this week brought Planned Parenthood and the state of Missouri to an “impasse,” according to […]

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Spike Lee on Filming in Georgia After Abortion Ban: ‘They Got to Shut It Down’

Photo: Jordan Strauss (Invision/AP Photo) Ever since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a “heartbeat” bill that prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, Hollywood studios such as Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. have expressed an unwillingness to continue filming in the state should the draconian legislation be implemented. Disney, Netflix […]

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Joe Biden’s Views on Abortion Are Stuck in 1976

Amid escalating threats to abortion rights, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday that the candidate still supports a decades-long ban on using federal funds for abortion services. It’s a sign to many that the Democratic frontrunner isn’t fit to lead the party into a bold progressive future. The campaign statement comes […]

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Stacey Abrams Calls on Hollywood to #StayAndFight About Georgia Abortion Rights Instead of Boycotting

Photo: Getty Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is just as outraged as many about Georgia’s decision to virtually outlaw abortions in the state, but she’s imploring leaders of industry, especially those in the filmmaking community, to stand with her and fight to change things, rather than boycott the state. Abrams, along with a group […]

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Missouri’s Last Abortion Provider Can Remain Open for Business — for Now

Abortion-rights supporters rally in support of reproductive rights May 30, 2019, in St. Louis. A St. Louis judge issued a restraining order May 31, 2019, prohibiting the state from allowing the license for Missouri’s only abortion clinic to lapse.Photo: Jeff Roberson (Associated Press) Missouri’s only abortion clinic — The. Only. One. In. The. Entire. State. […]

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Disney, Netflix React to Georgia’s Anti-Abortion Ban

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob IgerPhoto: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP Photo) As the country’s top producer of pecans, peanuts, and trap music, the state of Georgia is a bit of a paradox—case in point, it’s the birthplace of both the civil rights movement and the televised antics of Stevie […]

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Justice Clarence Thomas Slams Women Who Have Abortions as Heartless Eugenicists

Justice Clarence ThomasPhoto: Getty Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas slammed women who have abortions as heartless “eugenicists” in a 20-page opinion Tuesday opposing the high court’s majority decision not to overturn a lower court’s ruling that blocked Indiana abortion restrictions that would have stopped women from aborting due to a fetus’ sex, race or disability. […]

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Missouri Dangerously Close to Becoming First State Without Access to Abortion Clinics

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP Photo) Last week, Gov. Mike Parson—in his efforts to position Missouri as “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country”—signed legislation that makes any doctor who performs an abortion within the state subject to up to 15 years imprisonment. Missouri Governor Signs Legislation Banning Abortions at 8 Weeks On Friday, […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris Wants States to Get Approval From DOJ Before Passing Restrictive Abortion Laws

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) California Sen. Kamala Harris will announce her presidential policy proposal to stop states from passing unconstitutional abortion laws by including a pre-clearance requirement from her Department of Justice. Harris’ announcement, expected during an MSNBC town hall on Tuesday night, comes as several states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have sought […]

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