Ultrasound Bill

New Doonesbury Strip Illustrates "Lunacy" of Humiliating Anti-Abortion Laws

New Doonesbury Strip Illustrates "Lunacy" of Humiliating Anti-Abortion Laws

By Danielle Aronson, ACLU at 3:15pm
It seems that some newspaper editors think that a "10-inch ultrasound wand" does not belong in the funnies section of their papers — and their reluctance is getting national attention. The comic that is causing the uproar is Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury. Several newspapers around the country have decided not to publish the popular satirical comic this week because of a storyline dealing with those now-infamous ultrasounds.
Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"

Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:54pm

If a Kansas bill passes, a doctor who opposes abortion could lie about prenatal test results so a woman won't have information that might lead her to decide to end her pregnancy.

Hello, Alabama? Can You Hear Us Now?

Hello, Alabama? Can You Hear Us Now?

By Elissa Berger, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU at 1:58pm

On the front lines of the war on women, the people of Alabama have a battle cry: Enough is Enough.

Ultrasound Bill Won't Fly, Even in the "Reddest" of States

Ultrasound Bill Won't Fly, Even in the "Reddest" of States

By Monica Hopkins, ACLU of Idaho at 12:26pm

I've been repeatedly asked, "What happened? How did you do it?" I can only come up with this answer. Women were watching — and Idahoans got engaged.

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, "If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I'd F*ck a Senator.")

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, "If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I'd F*ck a Senator.")

By Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 1:32pm

I am so excited I am beside myself. I'm a long-time reproductive health advocate looking at politicians around the country lining up to make it harder for a woman to get birth control, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to set up demeaning and obstructive…

Politicians Play Doctor, ACLU Helps Secure Veto

By Brandon Hensler, ACLU of Florida & Courtenay Strickland, ACLU of Florida at 11:35am

In a last-ditch, 11th-hour move during Florida’s 2010 legislative session, legislators tagged two harmful amendments onto a health care bill (H.B. 1143) without opportunity for public comment, review by any committee of the legislature or…

Reflections on a Decade of Reproductive Freedom

Reflections on a Decade of Reproductive Freedom

By Louise Melling, Director, Center of Liberty; Deputy Legal Director, ACLU at 2:38pm

This week, we mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that significantly expanded the ability of women across the country to decide whether and when to become a parent. We also stand at the beginning of a new decade and at a moment that calls for reflection.

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