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'Trump and Pence Are a Dangerous Ticket:' Talking Women's Health With Planned Parenthood Votes

CLEVELAND— This year’s Republican platform is the first to mention Planned Parenthood by name. The Fifth Amendment of the platform, dedicated to “Protecting Human Life,” opposes the “use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer…

Get to Know Mike Pence and All of the Very Bad Legislation He's Signed 

Earlier today, Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana, had been chosen as his vice presidential candidate. Pence, 57, is a deeply traditional choice, he’s a standard old-school Republican who hews more closely to the GOP’s ideology than Trump. Pence is religious and speaks often of his…

Anti-Abortion Group Will Drag Banner With Aborted Fetus Image Over GOP and Democratic Conventions

Both the Democratic and Republican national conventions this year promise to be circuses, although the RNC will be particularly wild, what with gelatinous bile-mass Donald Trump prepared to engulf the Republican party. Now the anti-abortion crowd is joining the fun, with a group called Created Equal hiring a plane to…

AmeriCorps Shuts Down Program Training Healthcare Workers After Members Served as Abortion Doulas 

AmeriCorps, the federally funded program that sends members to work in nonprofit, community service-oriented jobs, is shutting down a training program for healthcare workers over an abortion controversy. In April, an investigation found that six AmeriCorps members offered emotional support to New York women during…

Supreme Court Rejects Two Bids on Abortion Restrictions, Signaling End of 'Admitting Privileges' Laws 

A day after the Supreme Court preserved abortion rights by declaring Texas’s HB2 unconstitutional, justices rejected two abortion-related bids from Mississippi and Wisconsin. In both cases, the states were seeking a ruling on their laws requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.…

In a Major Victory for Abortion Rights, the Supreme Court Declares Texas' HB2 Unconstitutional 

On Monday, in a five to three decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The Court ruled that Texas’s HB2, an omnibus abortion bill that restricted access to reproductive services, is unconstitutional. Justice Breyer wrote the majority opinion.

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Good Use for Drones: Delivering Abortion Pills to Women Under Northern Ireland's Archaic Laws

Earlier today, a group of pro-choice activists flew a drone into Northern Ireland to deliver abortion pills. The Guardian reports that the drone, launched from the Republic, flew the short distance to County Down where a group of women waited for the delivery. The purpose of the protest was to highlight the strict…