Archive for the ‘Reproductive Rights’ Category

Colorado county board renews decision to ban Plan B at health clinics

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by John Tomasic 3 Comments

This story was originally published by The Colorado Independent.

Colorado’s Weld County Board on Monday renewed a 2010 policy that prevented county health clinics funded by the federal Title X women’s health program from dispensing Plan B emergency contraception to their mostly young and low-income patients. (more…)

In face of inaction on emergency-contraception access, Native women turn to their own plan b

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Sofia Resnick 2 Comments

“No, ma’am,” says the pharmacy tech over the phone at the Choctaw Nation’s health clinic in Hugo, Okla., when I ask if the clinic carries emergency contraception. (more…)

In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This story was originally published by The Colorado Independent.


Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Year’s Day 2006. (more…)

Va. bill would remove abortion funding for women with totally incapacitated fetuses

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Reilly Moore No Comments

A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival. (more…)

Texas abortion drug bill could mean more side effects and higher costs

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Mary Tuma 1 Comment

A GOP lawmaker is looking to make Texas the latest state to restrict the use of abortion medications in a way that some experts warn could increase the drugs’ side effects while making them more expensive. (more…)

‘Abortion doesn’t unrape you’

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 1 Comment

Screenshot of Students for Life of America's postcard featuring rape and incest arguments

After two GOP Senate candidates saw their campaigns implode when they made controversial comments about abortion and rape, Republicans like Sen. John McCain have been asking their party to just shut up about abortion. (more…)

Christian anti-abortion group sues government for taxpayer funding

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 1 Comment

Should taxpayer funds be used to help a “Christ centered ministry” buy and renovate a building in which it will offer Bible instruction and other services aimed at preventing abortion? (more…)

Civil liberties groups decry church messaging at polling places

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by Andy Birkey 3 Comments

In South Saint Paul, Minn., on Election Day, residents showed up at St. John Vianney Catholic Church to vote and were greeted with a banner outside the polling place entrance that read, “Strengthen Marriage, Don’t Redefine It.” (more…)