Tag: Abortion ban

The Coming War On Abortion Drugs

The Huffington Post quoted Elisabeth Smith, the Center’s director of state policy and advocacy, in an article about potential legal restrictions on medication abortion. Smith stated, “It’s critical to remember that medication abortion is incredibly safe, incredibly effective and in high demand ― and the states hostile to abortion rights know this. That’s why they […]

Women are Pushed Deeper into Poverty When Denied Access to an Abortion, Research Shows

A recent NPR piece outlined the economic impacts on women who are denied access to an abortion. The story profiled a 35-year-old mother of two small children who found out she was pregnant after having been had been recently laid off from her job. She was unable to afford an abortion and in Illinois at that […]

Oklahoma Governor Puts into Effect the Most Restrictive Abortion Law in the Country 

On Wednesday, May 25, Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma signed a bill that bans nearly all abortions. The total ban will take effect immediately. The law, which was passed by the state legislature on May 19, incentivizes private civilians to enforce the ban and bring costly litigation against abortion providers or anyone who “aids and […]

Bans Off Our Bodies: Rally for Abortion Rights on May 14

Join rallies across the country this Saturday to protect abortion rights and access!

Abortion Providers Sue Oklahoma Over Abortion Bans

Multiple sources reported on the Center’s challenge to Oklahoma’s recently passed abortion bans. One measure would make abortion a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or an extreme fine, and the other copycats Texas’s vigilante abortion ban. The Texas Signal quoted Center president and CEO Nancy Northup on the Center’s challenge:  “We […]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Making Nearly All Abortions Illegal

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill that makes providing abortion care a felony. Medical providers that perform abortions could face up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. The bill is set to go into effect in August and follows on the heels of other restrictive abortion bans across the country, […]

Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions in “Unconstitutional” Move

Vox and The Black Wall Street Times reported on the Oklahoma state legislature’s passage of a near-total ban on abortion. Anyone who performs an abortion would receive 10 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. The Oklahoma Senate passed the measure last year, leaving the bill in the hands of Oklahoma’s self-proclaimed “pro-life” governor.  […]

Opposition to Petition for Rehearing en Banc Filed in Challenge to South Carolina Abortion Ban

Following a ruling in favor of abortion providers from the three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the State filed a petition for rehearing en banc in front of the full appellate court.

Texas Supreme Court Rules In Favor of State in Challenge to Vigilante Abortion Ban

On March 11, 2022, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state’s vigilante 6-week abortion ban to remain in place.