Just a few weeks after SCOTUS struck down Massachusetts' buffer zone law, a bill has been filed to attempt to limit harassment and intimidation outside abortion clinics. Legislators are rallying behind the bill.
#NotMyBossBusiness is back, now on the state level. Health-insurance plans for Ohio’s small and mid-size companies would be required to include coverage for the full range of women’s contraception under a bill legislative Democrats will soon introduce.
In a welcome change of pace for most states these days, New York has decided to begin taking steps to increase access to affordable, reliable birth control.
Despite the fact that every major medical organization (including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Public Health Association) has firmly opposed and testified against efforts to arrest pregnant women who use drugs, a woman has been arrested for testing positive to drug use while pregnant—and not for the drug type the law is supposed to oppose.
Many reproductive health facilities in Texas have been forced to close due to legislation forcing them to comply with rules that do nothing to protect women's health, and it looks like even more clinics will close come September when another provision comes into effect.
A judge in Wisconsin has luckily clarified some vague non-surgical abortion restrictions for the better, and has made it clear that doctors only have to be present when giving the medication to their patients, not when the patients are taking it.
LAUREN MACK, SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT