There are no words for how angry I am.
We [at FMF] write to you today with news of the latest announced attacks against Dr. George Tiller and an opportunity to help this unique provider of safe and legal abortion to women in desperate need nationwide. Operation Rescue has just called for protests of Dr. Tiller’s clinic July 14-16. The protests were hastily called and not expected, since we had just successfully countered the group’s seige of Dr. Tiller in May. This time, Operation Rescue is threatening to draw hundreds of young people to join the protests to “stop abortion” in Wichita. (more…)
Melinda Henneberger demonstrates.
As George W. Bush staggers toward the conclusion of his second term, he can point to at least one major and enduring project that has gone according to plan: the transformation of the Supreme Court. In the next week or so, the justices will begin their summer recess. The first full term in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., have served together will thus be completed, and the changes on the Court, and their implications for the nation, have been profound.
by Jeffrey Toobin
Rather than expressing solidarity with others experiencing unwanted pregnancies, many abortion patients take pains to distinguish themselves as different from other women getting abortions.
By Carole Joffe and Kate Cosby
by JESSICA ARONS
In response to the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Congress has re-introduced the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA. Intended to codify the constitutional right to abortion, FOCA is a welcome effort to undo a series of federal and state encroachments on access to abortion that have built up over the last decade or so to the point where, for many women, abortion has become completely inaccessible despite the continuing validity of Roe v. Wade.
May 19, 2007
By ATUL GAWANDE
One statistic seems to me to give the lie to all the rhetoric about abortion, and it’s this: one in three women under the age of 45 have an abortion during their lifetime. One in three. All politicians — Democrat and Republican — say they want to make abortion at least rare (as Giuliani did in Wednesday’s debate). On, this they could reach agreement. But it’s clear they haven’t been serious; the U.S. has 1.3 million abortions a year. (more…)
The Supreme Court reversed course on abortion on Wednesday, upholding the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-to-4 decision that promises to reframe the abortion debate and define the young Roberts court.
[Title from the ‘duh’ files…]
by Cynthia Tucker
January 20, 2007
By STACY SCHIFF
How to get a job in Washington, that balmy, bipartisan town: Direct an organization that opposes contraception on the grounds that it is “demeaning to women.” Compare premarital sex to heroin addiction. Advertise a link between breast cancer and abortion — a link that was refuted in 1997. Rant against sex ed. And hatch a loony theory about hormones.
Help Senator Hagan fight Substitute House Bill 239 by writing to the members of the Senate Health Committee TODAY. This bill would limit access to abortion services for low-income women, even when their health is at risk or they are facing severe fetal abnormalities.
Make sure that the Health Committee knows that the pro-choice majority is opposed to this bill and wants our state government to focus on policies that help our families, not hurt them.