Illinois court: religious pharmacist can now deny women emergency contraception

Pharmacists in Illinois can now use their religion as a legitimate reason to deny women access to emergency contraception: An Illinois appeals court upheld a ruling Friday that exempted pharmacists with religious objections from prescribing emergency contraceptives, finding that the medical professionals were protected by state law. The plaintiffs, both individual pharmacists and corporations that own pharmacies, […]

Judge blocks closure of Mississippi abortion clinic

The anti-abortion rights reactionary foes were dealt a setback in Mississippi as a judge blocked a law from taking effect that would close the state’s only abortion clinic. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to […]

Updates on the nationwide “Government In Your Uterus” initiative

I haven’t posted about the efforts by the right-wing reactionaries to relegate women’s health care back into second class citizenship in a while. It’s important to keep these issues in the spotlight, so I felt it’s high time we round up the latest news on GOP’s nationwide effort to nibble away at the constitutional right for women […]

Bill could mandate publication of abortion data

A bill considered by a Tennessee State House committee would require the publication of data on abortions, according to the Tennessean. Doctors who perform abortions could see their names listed in the data base and women who receive an abortion could have their identities “unintentionally” revealed. State lawmakers are debating a measure that would require the Department […]

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