The government already has lost one case for trying to block an undocumented teenager in federal custody from having an abortion. Now, officials are under fire again for the same rights violations, including forcing immigrants in custody who want an abortion to attend right–wing, religious, anti–abortion “counseling.”
A 37-year-old woman in El Salvador has spent the last decade in prison on an aggravated homicide charge after suffering what she said was a stillbirth. Though Amnesty International was in court this week attempting to appeal the rest of her 30-year jail term, on Thursday the court upheld that sentence.
On Wednesday, Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled that the state’s law severely restricting a type of second-trimester abortion procedure is unconstitutional, the New York Times reports.
Terre Thaemlitz, also known as DJ Sprinkles, is a legend of house music who came up in the disenfranchised queer scenes of ’80s and ’90s New York City, and has grown to be one of the most vital, vibrant intellectual forces and queer theorists in electronic music.
During a WI state Assembly debate this week over a bill to block abortions from state health insurance plans, Republican state representative Scott Allen put forth the argument that abortions should be stopped to correct labor shortages in the market.
Buried in the first third of the new House Republican tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, released on Thursday, is a curious amendment to Section 529(e). The new GOP bill allows “unborn children” to be a “treated as designated beneficiary or an individual,” for the purposes of a 529, a college savings account that…
A sonogram machine was placed in the front row during Wednesday’s subcommittee hearing on HR 490, the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 which would criminalize abortion at roughly six weeks.
New York Magazine just ran a 6,000-word piece on Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), a guy whose opposition to the GOP’s various ACA repeal attempts and to Donald Trump have created what Kasich seems to believe is a legitimate political opening between the two ideological poles in 2020.
Weeks after House Republicans, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers that currently haunt Congress, voted to ban abortions at 20 weeks, they will begin discussing the merits of an alarming bill that would make a majority of abortions illegal.
After a long legal battle, Jane Doe, the unidentified, undocumented 17-year-old girl who sued the Trump administration for blocking her request to obtain an abortion, has successfully terminated her pregnancy.
In a significant victory for reproductive freedom, immigrants, and constitutional rights, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government must allow an undocumented immigrant teen to obtain an abortion “without delay.” The ruling is the latest in a tumultuous legal battle between the ACLU and the Trump…
Time is running out for Jane Doe, an unaccompanied, undocumented minor who only has a few weeks to obtain an abortion before she becomes 20 weeks, at which point Texas law bans the procedure.
Forever on the wrong side of justice, the Trump administration is trying to block an undocumented, pregnant 17-year-old from obtaining an abortion in Texas, where it’s illegal to have an abortion after 20 weeks. On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to allow the girl to undergo the procedure.
Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?
Just one day after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published the damning details of Tim Murphy’s extra-marital affair, the eight-term Republican congressman from Pennsylvania announced on Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of his current term.
On Tuesday, the House will vote on a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), is similar to legislation that Republicans attempted to pass in 2013 and 2015. This time, however, the bill is backed by the White House.
The Trump administration has craftily taken advantage of this miserable news day to officially back a House bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. The vote will be held on Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a rare Republican politician who supports a woman’s right to choose, on Thursday signed a bill that would expand Medicaid and certain state health insurance plans to cover abortion, and would ensure abortion remains legal in Illinois in the event that Roe v. Wade were overturned.