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Message From Mississippi: Trust Women, And Leave Our Families Alone.

Message From Mississippi: Trust Women, And Leave Our Families Alone.

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:44pm

Red state, blue state — it doesn't make a difference. The message to government is clear: Keep out of our bedrooms, our doctors’ offices, and our personal lives.

Pregnant Women Need Support, Not Prison

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:36pm

Yesterday, the ACLU submitted a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Marion County Superior Court in Indiana to dismiss the prosecution of Ms. Bei Bei Shuai.

The facts of this case are heartbreaking. On December 23, 2010, Shuai, a 34-year-old…

Clarification On Facts vs. Fiction

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:20pm

On June 10 we published a blog post called “Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban.” In this piece, we were responding to misinformation about efforts by the Senate Armed Services Committee that we strongly support to…

In Memory of Dr. George Tiller

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project & Talcott Camp, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 3:37pm

A year ago on Memorial Day, we lost a true friend to women and a true American hero: Dr. George Tiller. While Dr. Tiller's death was violent and borne of hate, we know — from the witness of his patients and family — that he lived a life…

Religious Liberty and Women's Health

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:55pm

Last December, doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix saved a young woman’s life. The woman, who was 11 weeks pregnant, was suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a condition that her doctors said carried a…

Illinois Teens: Can't Win for Losing

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 11:24am

On Monday, a Cook County Circuit Court judge dismissed the ACLU's challenge to the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act; a law that prevents teens from having an abortion unless they notify a parent or go to court. We are obviously tremendously…

Political Beliefs Don't Justify Murder

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:58pm

Dr. George Tiller drove a jeep with armor plating and a bombproof glass and undercarriage to and from work every day. His clinic, where he practiced medicine for decades, was a fortress. His out-of-town patients, many of whom were facing catastrophic…

A Promising First Step in Protecting Illinois Teenagers' Health and Safety

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:30pm

In a legal challenge brought by the ACLU, an Illinois state court yesterday issued an emergency order blocking a law that prevents teens from having an abortion unless they notify a parent or go to court. This victory ensures that teens throughout…

When Did Pregnant Women Lose the Ability to Make Decisions for Themselves?

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:00am

In March, a Florida judge virtually imprisoned a pregnant woman at a hospital in order to force her to stay on bed rest and to undergo any and all medical treatments deemed necessary to save her fetus. In June, a federal judge in Maine sentenced…

Proposed Bush Administration Rule Fails to Strike Balance Between Religious Liberty and Access to Health Care

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 11:04am

(Originally posted on ACSBlog.)

Last Thursday, the 30-day public comment period closed on a controversial rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would expand the ability of institutional and individual health…

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