Doctors cannot be compelled to perform abortions. But a federal judge has ruled that this religious protection is insufficient. A Texas district judge has ruled that doctors can refuse to treat women who have had abortions and people who identify as transgender. Read our Daily Kos post on the ruling here.
Yet another study has demonstrated that abortion doesn’t harm women’s mental health. Women who can’t get abortions, however, do suffer mental health issues. State legislatures continue to claim otherwise. Some have even forced doctors to lie to women about abortion’s effects. To learn about the study, read our Daily Kos post here.
Republicans are already attacking abortion rights, and Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office. Doomsday scenarios serve no one. But to fight back against Donald Trump, it’s important to know what’s at stake. Here’s what you need to know about new state-level anti-choice measures.
A Trump presidency is looking more and more like a depressing reality, in spite of fantasies of faithless electors or successful recounts. Reproductive rights activists are right to worry about the looming specter of an anti-choice authoritarian president. But the battle isn’t over yet. Though two Supreme Court nominees could overturn Roe vs. Wade, choice activists still have a number of options for fighting back right now. The time to take action is today, since choice is in question tomorrow. Learn more about what you can do to help by hopping over to our Daily Kos posting here.
Donald Trump’s election send progressives across the country into a state of shock. A Trump presidency is more than just a devastating loss. It puts lives in danger. Research shows that his win is already undermining the national mental health. And because Trump and his ilk care little for public health, they’ll likely gut mental health benefits, further exacerbating the problem. Read more here.
Intrauterine devices (IUD) are highly reliable. Under a Trump administration, reproductive rights might not be. Women are increasingly turning to IUDs as their only potential option to control their bodies and fertility under a Trump-led nation. Read about this new trend on the DailyKos.
Even her supporters have long labeled Hillary Clinton cold, calculating, and dishonest. This double standard is the product of old-fashioned sexism–the same sexism that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency. Read more about why Clinton is a victim of sexism here.
Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is so anti-choice that he inadvertently sparked the nationwide movement “Periods for Pence.” But his positions on abortion are just the beginning of his terrible record on women’s rights. Pence has made it clear that he thinks women should not work, are not men’s intellectual equals, and should not be protected from sexual violence. To learn more about what Mike Pence thinks of women, check out Abortion Clinics Online’s Daily Kos blog on the topic.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has long been an extremist anti-abortion crusader. Now that Donald Trump has selected Pence as his running mate, how will the selection affect women? Check out our blog on Daily Kos to learn more.
For nearly half a century, Republican lawmakers have insisted that they want to make abortion illegal. Yet when pressed to explain how they think women should be punished for abortion, or what should happen to the many new unwanted children who would be born, they have no answers–only derision. What would happen if Republican lawmakers actually got their wish and abortion became illegal? A number of other countries have banned abortion outright, and we know that the outcomes for women and children when this happens are universally negative. Read our Daily Kos blog to learn what might come to pass if Republicans were ever able to successfully upend Roe v. Wade.