Categories & Tags: reproductive rights

Judge throws out murder charge in Mississippi fetal harm case   |   April 4, 2014
By Nina Martin, ProPublica A Mississippi judge has thrown out murder charges against a young woman in the 2006 death of her stillborn child, a significant setback for prosecutors...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The South's widening war on abortion rights   |   August 2, 2013
Date on which North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a bill that requires the state's abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers,...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Attack on women's reproductive freedom moves to North Carolina   |   July 3, 2013
Date on which the Republican-controlled North Carolina Senate, in a surprise move that took place late in the day, overhauled a bill prohibiting Islamic Sharia law to impose harsh...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: A Texas-sized fight over reproductive freedom   |   June 28, 2013
Number of hours straight that Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) spoke this week as part of a filibuster against Senate Bill 5, which would have dramatically restricted...

 

In North Carolina, full speed in reverse   |   January 30, 2013
By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch The 2013 session of the North Carolina General Assembly gets underway in earnest today and if the statements and signals from Governor McCrory,...

 

FROM THE SOUTHERN EXPOSURE ARCHIVES: How two Southern women helped legalize abortion in the US   |   January 25, 2013
By Priscilla Parish Williams This week marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. In a special 1977 issue of Southern...

 

VOICES: Remembering North Carolina's pro-choice past   |   January 22, 2013
By Cynthia R. Greenlee-Donnell It's not often when North Carolinians can claim honors in progressive policymaking. But here's a brief history lesson just in time for the...

 

Just how extreme is North Carolina's new Lt. Governor?   |   December 7, 2012
By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch North Carolina will have a new and very different Lt. Governor come January. Dan Forest is an extremely conservative Republican from Raleigh who...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The harsh politics of rape pregnancy   |   August 23, 2012
Date on which Congressman Todd Akin, an anti-abortion rights Republican who is running for U.S. Senate in Missouri, wrongly claimed that victims of "legitimate rape"...

 

A trend toward anti-immigrant, anti-choice laws   |   April 5, 2012
By Elena Shore, New America Media 2011 saw a record number of laws restricting abortion in U.S. states. It also saw a record number of state anti-immigrant laws. Coincidence?...

 

Controversy rages over arrests of Virginia reproductive rights protesters   |   March 6, 2012
The ACLU is accusing police of overreacting in their arrests of 31 people at the Virginia Capitol on Saturday during a peaceful protest over passage of a controversial bill...

 

VOICES: In North Carolina, exodus of women lawmakers is more than a coincidence   |   February 9, 2012
By Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch High turnover in the General Assembly is not unusual in a year after legislative districts are redrawn. Many lawmakers who realize they are...

 

The crisis of crisis pregnancy centers   |   October 25, 2011
By Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch (The source for these numbers is "The Truth Revealed: North Carolina's Crisis Pregnancy Centers," NARAL Pro-Choice North...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The political assault on reproductive health care   |   September 29, 2011
Date on which U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, notified Planned Parenthood he was...

 

Mama's Got the Pill   |   April 1, 2005
Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon says that "Southern women are already feminists, they just don't know it yet." Check out her post on Loretta Lynn and finding the heart...

 

Birth Rights (1990)   |   January 31, 1990
  Excerpt from Cover Story For Kathy Olsen, former director of the All Women's Health Center in Ocala, Florida, the worst nightmare became real —...