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"There Are No Coat Hangers in Iraq"

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 10:55am
(Cross-posted to RH Reality Check.)

Kentucky: Do the Right Thing (Again)

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 6:15pm

Tomorrow morning, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Cochran v. Commonwealth, a case that could have enormous consequences for healthy moms and babies in that state.

Ms. Cochran's road to Kentucky's Supreme…

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…

Locked up for Being Pregnant and HIV-Positive

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:24pm

I'm going to do things a little backwards here... Ordinarily, I would give you what is called a time served sentence, and...your time in prison would effectively end today....[However] I'm inclined to keep you in jail, given your medical condition…

Whose house? Our house! Whose vagina? Not yours, Mr. Speaker.

Whose house? Our house! Whose vagina? Not yours, Mr. Speaker.

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:56pm

Apparently, things are getting a little heated out there in Lansing. Yesterday, despite massive public opposition, the Michigan House of Representatives passed an omnibus abortion bill (which we told you about here ) that could, among other things,…

Bubba And His Poor, Pitiful Women

Bubba And His Poor, Pitiful Women

By Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:10pm

Yesterday, a video leaked of Mississippi Representative Lester "Bubba" Carpenter (pictured above) gloating that he and his anti-choice cronies had passed a bill that could effectively put an end to safe, legal abortion in the state of…

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…

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…

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…

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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