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4,676,300 Unborn American Babies Murdered In Pelosi’s First Speakership

4,676,300 Unborn American Babies Murdered In Pelosi’s First Speakership. During the first four years that Nancy Pelosi served as speaker of the House (2007 through 2010), approximately 4,676,300 unborn babies were aborted in the United States, according to estimates published by the Guttmacher Institute. To put that in more precise...
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All I Want for Christmas Is for Texans to Be Able to Afford Their Abortions

The calculus of which bill must go unpaid so that an abortion can be obtained is the daily reality for the communities I care for in Texas. “It looks like your pregnancy is measuring nine weeks, so both the surgical and medication abortions are safe and effective options for you,” I explained to the patient I was caring for as I cleaned the ultrasound gel off her abdomen. While she made it clear that she’d prefer the medication abortion, she told me with tears welling up in her eyes, “I think I’m going to have to wait until after Christmas; I won’t have the money until then.”

PNA repeal back on the front burner

* The AP’s John O’Connor has a story on a possible repeal of the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion law. A quick excerpt…. The 1995 law, adopted during the only legislative session in the past half-century that Republicans controlled both the House and Senate and the governor’s office, did not take effect until 2013, after years of judicial challenges by the American Civil Liberties Union.

You don’t have to be an organizer to help people access abortion care

Last week, two days after a federal judge halted Texas’ restrictive abortion law, a U.S. appeals court reinstated it, resulting in the latest blow to abortion rights across the country. Senate Bill 8, which went into effect in September, bans abortion after six weeks and deputizes Texans to report citizens who help someone terminate their pregnancy.

State board expands access to abortion in N.J. through regulation changes

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners unanimously agreed Wednesday to repeal several restrictions on abortion, effectively expanding access by allowing medical providers other than physicians to terminate pregnancies. The move comes six weeks after Texas lawmakers enacted a controversial abortion ban that drove abortion-rights advocates across the country...

4,676,300 Unborn American Babies Murdered In Pelosi's First Speakership

During the first four years that Nancy Pelosi served as speaker of the House (2007 through 2010), approximately 4,676,300 unborn babies were aborted in the United States, according to estimates published by the Guttmacher Institute. To put that in more precise language, adopting the accurate wording to describe abortion that...

The ongoing debate over the Heartbeat Bill

On May 19, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 8 into law, which went into effect on September 1, 2021. The senate bill banned abortions throughout the state if a physician can detect cardiac activity, which usually occurs around six-weeks. On the same Wednesday SB 8 went into...

OPINION: Having a uterus doesn’t make someone a criminal

This article makes a brief reference to rape. Please read at your discretion. The debate around abortion is something that is ever present in our news cycles, but it has been the topic of headlines ever since an abortion ban in Texas went into effect on Sept. 1. The bill was temporarily blocked by a federal judge, but was then reinstated by the Fifth Court of Appeals on Oct. 8.

For now, some Texas women can travel to other states for abortions

The new Texas abortion ban has spurred a flood of women traveling sometimes hundreds of miles to access the procedure in neighboring states. The law, which prohibits abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and calls for lets private citizens to enforce it by filing lawsuits, has been in effect for just over a month. But already, clinics in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado and New Mexico have said they’re being inundated with Texas patients.

A New Confederacy: Trump and the Republicans have already seceded

You know which ones they are: Nineteen states have enacted 33 laws that make it harder for people to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. Fifteen states made it harder to apply for a mail-in ballot. Four states limited mail-in ballot drop boxes. Four states imposed stricter mail-in ballot signature requirements. Eight states imposed harder voter ID requirements. Seven states made it easier to purge voters from the rolls. Three states reduced the number of polling places and voting hours. Three more states reduced the number of days or hours of early voting. Five states made it harder to vote for people with disabilities and two states made it a crime to hand out water or snacks to voters waiting in long lines to vote.
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What is Title X, and what did Trump and Biden do to change it?

This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. Title X is the country’s only national, federally funded family planning program. First created with bipartisan support during the Nixon administration, the program has long provided no- and low-cost contraception counseling and dispensation to those who would otherwise be unable to afford or access it.

New Hampshire contributes to a record year for abortion restrictions

New Hampshire is one of 19 states to enact a total of 106 abortion restrictions in the past year, the most in a single year since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, according to an analysis by the Guttmacher Institute. The prior record was set in 2011, when 89 new laws were enacted by states.