You recently attended the Abortion Care Network’s Annual Conference on behalf of Trust Women. Can you tell us a little bit about ACN? The Abortion Care Network is a group of independent abortion care providers across the country. The organization helps staffers at these clinics to connect and share ideas with other abortion providers A significant part of their mission
Wow, we really did it! On April 3, 2013, we opened our doors at South Wind Women’s Center, LLC to bring full spectrum reproductive healthcare back to Wichita for the first time in nearly four years. I want to start out by thanking each and every one of you who donated, volunteered with us, and spread the word by having
Anti-choice legislators in Indiana are dropping an forced ultrasound bill in order to focus on passing a TRAP bill. ICYMI, here’s an update on extreme anti-choice bills in the Kansas legislature. If North Dakota succeeds in making abortions inaccessible, folks will have to drive a long way for access. The contraception mandate has been the most controversial portion of the
The bills signed into law in North Dakota yesterday could be the test cases to go to the SCOTUS according to Planned Parenthood. Angry about the laws in North Dakota? Here’s a comic to laugh/cry about it. There was a hearing on the Kansas heartbeat abortion ban bill yesterday. Shippensburg University has continued to offer EC via vending machine despite
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law a ban on abortion as early as 6 weeks as well as a TRAP law. Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia wants to ban insurance plans in the state from covering abortion. Gov. Nathan Deal is supporting a Georgia Senate bill to make it illegal for state insurance plans to cover abortion.
Julie Burkhart, our founder and executive director, had an op-ed on appear in the Wichita Eagle yesterday. Washington may be the first state to require insurance companies to cover abortions. Check out this amazing piece: “Silence equals Shame: stepping into the light of my abortion.” According to antis, birth control is poisoning the relationships between husbands and wives. Check out
A reproductive health care provider trolled protesters with a stork suit and a clever sign. The North Dakota legislature passed a bill to put a Personhood measure on the ballot in
The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee is taking up HB 2253 today. North Dakota lawmakers could be voting on four more bills to limit abortion access today. From the Guttmacher Institute, access to contraception improves women’s financial, professional, & emotional lives. Today is the 41st anniversary of the legalization of contraception for single people in the United States.
The lawmakers that approved Kansas HB 2253 are attacking reproductive rights on every front. North Carolina is considering a TRAP law bill that could cause several clinics to close in the state. Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli compared outlawing abortion to abolishing slavery. Reproductive rights advocates are hosting a massive rally in Arkansas this weekend.
The omnibus abortion bill HB 2253 will be voted on by the Kansas House today. A Texas lawmaker doesn’t think that his TRAP bill will close clinics, but that doesn’t mean it won’t. North Dakota lawmakers are now working to block programs to help at-risk teens access family planning services
Anti-choice legislators in North Dakota are now looking at passing a personhood bill to outlaw all abortions. The Kansas House rejected a proposal to allow abortion exemptions for underage victims of sexual assault. The Kansas House is moving closer to passing a massive anti-abortion bill.
A San Francisco Supervisor wants to create a 25 ft buffer zone between protesters and abortion clinics in the city. “North Dakota Gov Jack Dalrymple faces choice on abortion restriction”–Good article on the new ND restrictions. A fed judge has struck down a Missouri law that contradicted the ACA policies on birth control coverage. The Helms Amendment hurts women around the world
The North Dakota Senate passed two bills yesterday that would greatly restrict abortion access in the state
Check out this great Op-Ed from a doctor in New York about proposed changes to abortion laws in that state. There have been reproductive rights victories in Minnesota and New Hampshire this week. Yay! ICYMI, here’s a recording of ANSIRH’s most recent webinar about abortion stigma. North Dakota is poised to set earliest US abortion limit
Texas’s defunding of the Women’s Health Program has caused 53 clinics to close. None performed abortions. So looks like the new Pope has very conservative policies on reproductive rights and contraception. Faith leaders in Texas are praying for expanded access to contraceptives. A bill in the Missouri House could allow any medical practitioner to deny EC to rape victims
The New Hampshire House voted down a bill that would have created a 24 hour-waiting period before abortion. The Oklahoma House passed three anti-choice bills yesterday. State elections have made it possible for the anti-choice movement to pass so many abortion restrictions in recently. Check out this piece from Irin Carmon, “The Real Threat to Abortion Rights.” Court decisions
The UN estimates that more than 200 million women worldwide will need contraception by 2015. Indiana Right to Life thinks Ru-486 is more dangerous than Tylenol even though science disagrees. The New York Times has an article highlighting the background of the Arkansas heartbeat abortion ban
“Poor Women, Abortion Access, and Fighting Anti-choice Legislation” from the Abortion Gang ICYMI, the Wichita Eagle has an article about the South Wind Women’s Center. Leila Hessini from Ipas analyzes how abortion stigma in the US hurts women around the world. Great article from the Daily Kos about the violation of the doctor-patient relationship by anti-choice legislation In honor of
Happy Sunday! Check out this article from the Wichita Eagle about the South Wind Women’s Center!
“There’s this sense of one-upmanship going in the states.”–Ever-Tighter US Abortion Limits Probe Boundary of R v.