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Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Restrictions on abortion threaten to close women’s health centers across the country — especially in the South. But a federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only heal…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Alabama


Rally Outside the Texas State Capitol

Category: State Fights

Legislation isn’t decided by a popularity contest, but if it were HB 2 would lose.  Just take a look at this photo of the thousands of women’s health supporters—decked out in orange—who showed up to rally outside the state capitol and oppose the omnibus bill designed to restrict access to safe and l…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, HB 2


Gynotician of the Week: Ohio Governor John Kasich

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Gynotician of the Week: Ohio Governor John Kasich

Anti-women’s health politicians in states like Texas, North Carolina, and Wisconsin continue to try to chip away at women’s health care, but Ohio Governor John Kasich outshone them all this week by signing a budget that included a number of provisions designed to restrict women’s health and rights. …Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician, Ohio, Gynotician of the Week, Governor John Kasich, Budget


Over 5,000 Texans Flood the Capitol for Start of Second Special Session

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Over 5,000 Show Up for Stand with Texas Women Rally

The Texas legislature kicked off their work for the second special session with a vengeance Monday -- and so did supporters of women's health. Well over 5,000 people flooded the Capitol at high noon on a hot day in July to speak out against Governor Perry's dangerous anti-abortion legislation, sendi…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Texas, Leticia Van de Putte, Wendy Davis


Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Women’s Health Budget

Category: Abortion, State Fights

So much for “the Kasich Jobs 2.0” budget…. Last night, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed his state budget—which included a number of anti-women’s health provisions including language designed to defund Planned Parenthood, TRAP restrictions, and a mandatory ultrasound requirement for women seeking an…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Ohio, Governor Kasich, TRAP


VIDEO: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Stands Up For Women

Category: State Fights, Cecile Richards

Watch: Wendy Davis Stands with Texas Women Video

Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas' 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capitol to stand with Senator Davis -- and thousands of folks a…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Texas, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Video