A new report from the Guttmacher Institute shows that, in the past decade, a substantial number of states (including Florida) have shifted from having only a moderate number of abortion restrictions to becoming “overtly hostile” to abortion rights.
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The Associated Press reported on Friday that laws requiring women to undergo an ultrasound prior to having an abortion have not reduced the number of abortions, and have instead raised the price of the legal procedure. Florida was among the various states to pass such a measure last year.
Two bills — a “fetal personhood” measure that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception and one that would force women seeking an abortion to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound — have many Virginia voters up in arms, worried that their health is being “attacked.”
State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, wants to christen this week “Reproductive Rights Awareness Week.”
A round-up report for 2011 found that last year was one of the worst for reproductive health and reproductive rights across the country.
State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has introduced a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would protect a woman’s access to birth control in Florida, stopping any insurance provider from levying steep co-payments for contraception or creating any waiting periods for services.
In an op-ed for South Florida Sun Sentinel, state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise, writes that the GOP-led Legislature is yet again focusing on curbing women’s rights, instead of easing the pain of the state’s economic woes.
Crisis pregnancy centers have joined anti-abortion groups that filed a motion to intervene in a court ruling blocking the implementation of a North Carolina law that would have forced doctors to show women an ultrasound and describe it to them before providing an abortion.
The anti-abortion groups Jubilee Campaign’s Law of Life Project and the Alliance Defense Fund have filed a motion to intervene in the injunction of a North Carolina law that would have forced abortion providers to show women an ultrasound and describe it to them before providing an abortion.
A federal judge stopped a law set to take effect today that would have forced abortion providers to show women an ultrasound and describe it to them before providing an abortion.