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 […]

>Why don’t black women speak out on abortion (and other women’s issues)?

>I saw this opinion piece on theRoot (written by Latoya Peterson, editor of Racialicious) and it was interesting, to say the least. The author contends that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, black women account for 36.4 percent of all abortions done in 2006, but were only 8.5 percent of the national population. Yet, […]