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Federal Judge Blocks Alabama’s Restrictive Abortion Ban

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama’s Restrictive Abortion Ban

"[It is] a dark day for women in Alabama and across this country. Banning abortion is bad enough. Imprisoning doctors for providing care goes beyond the brink," Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates, said in a statement provided to Refinery29. "Alabama politicians will forever live in infamy for this vote, and…
The Supreme Court just announced it will hear the first big abortion case of the Kavanaugh era

The Supreme Court just announced it will hear the first big abortion case of...

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear June Medical Services v. Gee, a case that could well be the vehicle the Court’s conservatives use to gut the right to an abortion. At the heart of the case is a 2014 Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local…
In Hearings, Tennessee Lawmakers Push For A Total Abortion Ban

In Hearings, Tennessee Lawmakers Push For A Total Abortion Ban

“Anti-choice lawmakers are determined to gut Roe v. Wade, despite Roe being more popular than ever with the American public. As out-of-touch lawmakers follow Donald Trump’s lead to criminalize abortion, the vast majority of Americans believe that abortion is a matter of personal freedom that should be free from political interference,” NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice…
When States Don’t Teach Sex Ed — But Ban Abortion

When States Don’t Teach Sex Ed — But Ban Abortion

In the United States, just 24 states require that sex education be taught in schools, and only 13 require that sex ed be medically accurate. Additionally, six states have “no promo homo” or “don’t say gay” laws — laws that prohibit discussing the LGBTQ+ community in a positive light or at all. Only two states…
Here’s where all the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on abortion rights

Here’s where all the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on abortion rights

With near-total bans on abortion passing in state after state — and others responding by loosening restrictions on the procedure — the right to terminate a pregnancy is emerging as a major election issue in 2020. When CNN pollsters asked Iowa Democratic voters earlier this month what issues were must-haves in a presidential candidate, support…
Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Launches Huge Campaign To Fight Abortion Bans

Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Launches Huge Campaign To Fight Abortion Bans

"Every person deserves the right to control their body, their life, and their future," Leana Wen, MD, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement provided to Refinery29. "We cannot live freely and move fully in the world when our basic right to access the reproductive healthcare we need, including safe, legal…
Pramila Jayapal Told The Story Of Her Abortion In New NYT Op-Ed

Pramila Jayapal Told The Story Of Her Abortion In New NYT Op-Ed

Jayapal's column comes on the heels of an unprecedented number of abortion restrictions or bans being passed at the state level. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 378 abortion restrictions were introduced between January 1 and May 20 of this year alone. Since January, more than a dozen states have introduced abortion bans once a "fetal…
Vox Sentences: Maine moves to expand abortion access

Vox Sentences: Maine moves to expand abortion access

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Maine will soon allow non-doctors to perform abortions; the result of a controversial Kazakh election is seen as an…
Over 180 CEOs Sign Letter Denouncing Abortion Bans As “Bad For Business”

Over 180 CEOs Sign Letter Denouncing Abortion Bans As “Bad For Business”

CEOs such as Rebecca Minkoff, Diane von Furstenberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Glossier's Emily Weiss, The Wing's Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan, Birchbox's Katie Beauchamp, and Refinery29's CEO, Philippe von Borries, signed the letter, which appeared as a full-page ad in the New York Times on Monday. In total, the CEOs who joined the missive employ…
Elizabeth Warren Just Made Her Strongest Argument About Abortion Rights

Elizabeth Warren Just Made Her Strongest Argument About Abortion Rights

Studies have found that women who can't have access to safe, legal abortion care are three times more likely to fall into poverty that those who do. Which is why, for Warren, the Hyde Amendment contributes to the growing inequality in the United States. Research has shown, and Warren accurately pointed out, that even in…

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