David Crary and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press Updated 10:49 am CDT, Sunday, May 26, 2019 FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. A wave of state abortion bans in 2019 has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? less FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP … [Read more...] about Would overturning abortion rights turn back clock to 1973?
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Colorado is among nearly two dozen states and municipalities suing the Trump administration to stop a new rule that allows health care clinicians to deny abortions and other services based on moral or religious beliefs.“A patient’s access to quality, affordable healthcare should not be driven by the personal beliefs or the discriminatory practices of one individual or organization," Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat from Boulder, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon."This refusal of care rule threatens to cause incredible mischief. It is wrong, unnecessary, and threatens to do real harm. Colorado providers should not be forced to choose between giving effective and efficient patient care or risking the loss of more than $6 billion in federal funds that they rely on to provide that care.”The lawsuit was filed earlier Tuesday in Manhattan federal court to block the Department of Health and Human Services rule, which is scheduled to take effect in … [Read more...] about Colorado among states suing over abortion denials
NEW YORK — Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to block a rule by the Department of Health and Human Services that is scheduled to take effect in July. The department has said the rule requires hospitals, universities, clinics and other entities that receive federal funding to certify compliance with some 25 federal laws protecting conscience and religious rights. Most laws pertain to medical procedures such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide. The suit is being brought by Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; the District of Columbia; Hawaii; Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City and state; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode … [Read more...] about States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that the ability to terminate a pregnancy was a constitutional right. Now, less than five decades later, with a number of lower-court abortion decisions advancing and the most conservative Supreme Court since the 1930s, abortion opponents could be close to getting what they have wanted ever since Roe v. Wade: the decision’s reversal. I am an abortion rights activist, and frankly, I couldn’t be happier. Story Continued Below Anti-abortion legal groups appear determined to use one of the several lower-court abortion cases currently pending to directly challenge Roe in the coming years. Right now, there are more than 20 cases in line at the Supreme Court that could fundamentally alter abortion rights as enshrined in Roe. And some are tired of waiting: Last week, Texas’ 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the most conservative in the country, appeared to try to force the Supreme Court to take up abortion rights … [Read more...] about I Am an Abortion Rights Activist. I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.
Clare is a “full spectrum doula” who specifically focuses on supporting people having abortions. She chose this profession because of her own abortion experience. “I felt very much alone,” she remembers. Even though Clare, who asked to be identified by her first name only, knew she wanted an abortion from the onset of her pregnancy, she did not receive “any support from medical providers in finding out about what abortion options were available.” She felt ignored, silenced and “even shamed” by her gynecologist for the choice she'd made. Why? The intensity of the abortion debate in the United States fuels a heady stigma associated with the topic. According to Clare, this stigma “tells us we must keep quiet about our decision to terminate a pregnancy.” So, she kept quiet. Like her initial care providers, she didn’t discuss her experience. But their silence and shaming didn’t stop her. Clare had choices. As an upper … [Read more...] about ‘Unconditional support’: A day in the life of an abortion doula