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Ohio Lawmakers Are Still Trying to Pass the 'Heartbeat Bill' Ohio Lawmakers Are Still Trying to Pass the 'Heartbeat Bill'

Earlier this month Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed the so-called Heartbeat Bill, a measure that, if signed, would have banned all abortions after a fetal heartbeat could be detected. The law, sponsored by a fringe anti-choice group who broke from the more “mainstream” Ohio Right to Life to push the bill through a…

Ohio Is Trying to Push Through Two Abortion Restrictions During Lame Duck Session Ohio Is Trying to Push Through Two Abortion Restrictions During Lame Duck Session

The Ohio legislature is currently pushing through two separate abortion restrictions bills that are vying to hit Governor John Kasich’s desk before the 2016 session comes to an end.

Texas Quietly Prepares To Pass New Rules Requiring Doctors To Bury or Cremate Fetal Remains Texas Quietly Prepares To Pass New Rules Requiring Doctors To Bury or Cremate Fetal Remains

Texas is quietly preparing to enact a new rule that will force abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains. It’s another anti-abortion restriction in a bad disguise, and it’ll pass despite public opposition because it’s not a law, but a new regulation from the Department of State Health Services.

Woman Live Tweets the Journey From Ireland to England to Obtain A Legal Abortion 

An anonymous Irish woman is making worldwide headlines after live-tweeting her long trip to the United Kingdom to access a legal abortion. The woman and a friend accompanying her tweeted from the account Two Women Travel; many of their tweets were directed at Irish prime minister Enda Kenny, who’s trying very, very…

Louisiana Legislature Passes 72 Hour Waiting Period For Abortions, Tripling the Current Wait Time Louisiana Legislature Passes 72 Hour Waiting Period For Abortions, Tripling the Current Wait Time

The Louisiana legislature passed a bill Wednesday that will extend the required waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours, one of the strictest in the nation. Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he’ll sign the bill into law.

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Banning Common Second Trimester Abortion Method  Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Banning Common Second Trimester Abortion Method 

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill banning a common second trimester abortion method, dilation and evacuation. The bill leaves just a sliver of a loophole, allowing the procedure only to prevent “irreversible physical impairment.” Mississippi has only one abortion clinic, who are quite likely to sue…

Utah Governor Signs Entirely Batshit Bill Requiring Anesthesia for Abortions After 20 Weeks  Utah Governor Signs Entirely Batshit Bill Requiring Anesthesia for Abortions After 20 Weeks 

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a bill requiring that doctors administer anesthesia to people receiving abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, you will be non-surprised to learn, isn’t about concern for a pregnant person’s health, but is based on the bogus notion that 20-week fetuses can feel pain.

Court Allows Louisiana to Enforce Law That Will Shut Down Nearly Every Abortion Clinic in the State Court Allows Louisiana to Enforce Law That Will Shut Down Nearly Every Abortion Clinic in the State

At a time when abortion clinics are closing at the fastest rate in U.S. history, more are likely about to shut their doors. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Louisiana can enforce a law that could shut down three of the four remaining abortion clinics in the state.

Satanic Temple Detroit's Spokeswoman Publishes Two-Week, Step-By-Step Blog About Her Abortion  Satanic Temple Detroit's Spokeswoman Publishes Two-Week, Step-By-Step Blog About Her Abortion 

This year, the merry social advocacy trolls at the Satanic Temple have devoted themselves to advocating for abortion rights, arguing that a 72-hour waiting period in Missouri violated their religious freedom and filing both state and federal lawsuits against it. Their most prominent Detroit member just made the fight…

Missouri State Rep Files Bill to Put Gun Sales Under Exact Same Restrictions as Abortions   Missouri State Rep Files Bill to Put Gun Sales Under Exact Same Restrictions as Abortions  

Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman is deeply concerned about the state’s gun violence, and figures perhaps it might help matters to make guns a little harder to buy. Luckily, she’s got a perfect model right in front of her: Missouri’s abortion restrictions, some of the most onerous in the country.

This Session of the Supreme Court Could Determine Abortion Access for Generations This Session of the Supreme Court Could Determine Abortion Access for Generations

Amy Hagstrom Miller is used to fielding frantic phone calls. She’s been working in abortion care since 1989; in 2003 she founded Whole Woman’s Health, a group of clinics in five states that provide gynecological care and abortions. In Texas, Whole Woman’s hotline is getting one particular call in particular, over and…

SCOTUS Stops Horrid Texas Abortion Restrictions, For Now SCOTUS Stops Horrid Texas Abortion Restrictions, For Now

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on HB 2, Texas’ disastrous anti-abortion law, which would have closed most clinics in the state. That means the state will be temporarily unable to enforce the law; the Supreme Court will likely hear the case next term. This is good news, for now, possibly followed next…

Satanic Temple Will File Federal Lawsuit Against Missouri Abortion Laws Satanic Temple Will File Federal Lawsuit Against Missouri Abortion Laws

The Satanic Temple, God bless and keep them, is filing a federal lawsuit today against Missouri’s abortion restrictions, where one of their members, known as “Mary Doe,” recently terminated a pregnancy. The Satanic Temple is arguing that Missouri’s abortion laws, specifically its 72-hour waiting period and an…

Supreme Court Slaps Down North Carolina Anti-Abortion Law Supreme Court Slaps Down North Carolina Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court has declined to rescue a 2011 North Carolina law that would require an abortion-providing doctor to show a patient an ultrasound of the fetus and describe it in detail, including the size of organs and limbs. A federal appeals court already declared that the law was unconstitutional because it…

Texas Doing Its Best to Force Pregnant Teens to Give Birth Texas Doing Its Best to Force Pregnant Teens to Give Birth

The Texas State Senate passed a bill Monday night that will make it near-impossible for teenagers to obtain legal abortions without parental consent. The bill dismantled the judicial bypass process, which once gave Texas teens a viable option to get an abortion when their parent or legal guardian either refused to…

The Satanic Temple Is Suing Missouri Over Anti-Abortion Legislation The Satanic Temple Is Suing Missouri Over Anti-Abortion Legislation

The Satanic Temple has filed suit against Missouri, alleging that the state’s anti-abortion restrictions interfere with the Satanists’ religious liberty. One of TST’s Missouri members, known as “Mary Doe” in court filings, is seeking an abortion, and argued that the 72-hour waiting period required by Missouri law was…

New Mexico Republicans Trying to Pass the State's First Abortion Bans New Mexico Republicans Trying to Pass the State's First Abortion Bans

New Mexico—my home state and the best place on earth—has always been an oasis of common sense and compassion when it comes to abortion laws. But the new GOP majority in the state legislature is working to make that a thing of the past, successfully passing two bills out of committee that would severely limit access to…

Ohio Abortion Providers Now Required to Do Fetal Test That Doesn't Exist Ohio Abortion Providers Now Required to Do Fetal Test That Doesn't Exist

States like Texas and Missouri have been loudly crowing for years about their success in making abortion harder and harder to access. But today, let's take a moment to recognize, once again, the contributions Ohio has made to the cause: a thicket of confusing, burdensome, and sometimes contradictory laws and…

More Than 200 New Abortion Restrictions Have Passed Since 2010  More Than 200 New Abortion Restrictions Have Passed Since 2010 

A new analysis from the Guttmacher Institute shows that U.S. states have passed 231 new abortion restrictions since the 2010 midterm elections. In what's probably just a huge coincidence, the 2010 midterms were also the ones were we elected all those Tea Party Republicans.

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