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Pennsylvania Politicians Ought to be Ashamed: The Latest Attack on Women's Health Care

Pennsylvania Politicians Ought to be Ashamed: The Latest Attack on Women's Health Care

By Becca Cadoff, Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:30pm
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to block women from having access to comprehensive insurance coverage that includes abortion care. This is yet another example of the continuing attack on women.
Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

By Becca Cadoff, Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:18pm

Over the weekend extremist politicians continued their onslaught on restricting abortion care. What happened? Well, the saying goes "three's a crowd," and when it comes to interfering in personal decisions best left to a woman, her doctor and her family,…

Kansas No Longer A Place to Call Home?

Kansas No Longer A Place to Call Home?

By Becca Cadoff, Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:01pm

After her adventures in Oz, Dorothy couldn’t wait to get back to Kansas. But if she lived there now, she might not be so eager to return.  Governor Sam Brownback has just signed yet another bill that makes it more difficult for Kansas women…

Bringing Down Arkansas' House of Cards

Bringing Down Arkansas' House of Cards

By Becca Cadoff, Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:44pm

Yesterday, we filed a lawsuit in Arkansas to challenge what was, for a short time, the most extreme abortion ban in the nation. Don't be mistaken though, the Arkansas law is still outrageous - banning most abortions just a few weeks after a…

Enough is Enough: Headed to Court to Stop the Arkansas War on Women

Enough is Enough: Headed to Court to Stop the Arkansas War on Women

By Hayley Smith, Advocacy and Policy Associate, ACLU at 2:17pm

Today we filed litigation challenging a new law in Arkansas that bans abortion starting at 12 weeks – a law that is a clear violation of state legislators' duties to preserve, protect and defend the state and federal constitutions. Our lawsuit asks…

The Battle to Shut Down Virginia's Abortion Clinics

The Battle to Shut Down Virginia's Abortion Clinics

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 12:43pm

After considerable arm twisting by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, today the Virginia Board of Health approved medically unnecessary regulations designed to force many women's health care centers in Virginia to shut their doors. These costly…

Reproductive Rights and Yesterday's Budget Release

Reproductive Rights and Yesterday's Budget Release

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:03am

President Obama yesterday released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. Here are five things you should know about how it affects reproductive rights:

Home Rule for the District of Columbia

As he has…

'Bama Hits Below the Belt: Another Effort to Restrict Women's Health

'Bama Hits Below the Belt: Another Effort to Restrict Women's Health

By Becca Cadoff, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:11pm

In the latest affront to women's health, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law a bill that could force health centers in the state to close their doors if they provide abortion care. We may not all see eye-to-eye about abortion, but most…

What Would You Do With $11,000?

What Would You Do With $11,000?

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:55pm

Imagine looking at your bank statement and seeing $11,000 more than you expected. If you're anything like me, you would immediately start planning how to spend your newfound riches. Should I be responsible and pay off my debt? Or should I finally take…

Birth Control: A Game Changer for Women

Birth Control: A Game Changer for Women

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:39pm

We've said it before and we'll say it again: the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage rule is a breakthrough for women's health, ensuring that millions of women will have access to affordable, effective contraception. But anti-family planning…