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, […]

Missouri GOP senate candidate: “legitimate rape” victims rarely get pregnant

The GOP is inching closer towards the extreme in each election cycle. Missouri’s own Todd Akin, who recently got the party’s nod to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the general election, somehow believes a woman’s mysterious body can tell the difference between legit rape and consensual sex. How so? Well, he actually believes […]

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 […]

Georgia formally joins campaign to strip women of abortion rights

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill limiting the number of weeks women in the Peach State can seek an abortion. Of course, the measure has been touted as the state’s commitment to protecting life in its most minute forms: Deal’s signature makes Georgia the latest state to generally ban abortion after 20 weeks […]

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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