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Last week: Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a state budget that may cause more health care centers to close; meanwhile, a law forcing 48-hour wait times for women seeking safe, legal abortion went into effect in Tennessee.
States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions in the first six months of 2015 — despite the fact that Americans overwhelmingly support access to abortion.
From huge landmark victories in the Supreme Court to fighting against unconstitutional laws and restrictions, June was a great month in the fight for women’s health and reproductive rights.
We’ve seen big wins in the Supreme Court this month, but June 2014 wasn’t so celebratory for women: Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.
This week: Ohio’s Senate passed a bill that would dangerously ban abortions after 20 weeks without exceptions for rape or incest; meanwhile, Texas Governor Abbott kicked Planned Parenthood out of a program that provides breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income women; and the U.S. Senate decides to attack fact-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and replace it with #JunkScience, abstinence-only dogma.