At Florida Subcommittee Hearing, Man Says Abortion Must Be Restricted to Preserve “White Culture”

Florida legislators have been considering a number of restrictions and bans on abortion lately, including HB 865, which the Tampa Bay Times says “would make performing an abortion or operating an abortion clinic a first-degree felony in Florida, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.”

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But it was a man named Paul who made headlines during a subcommittee hearing on the bill, when he told the legislators that abortion must be restricted to preserve “white culture.”

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Satanists’ Lawsuit to Fight Missouri’s 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Hits a Bump but Rolls On

Last April, I wrote about “Mary,” a Missouri native who wanted an abortion but had to navigate an unnecessary obstacle.

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Anti-Abortion Activists Who Made Misleading Videos About Planned Parenthood Indicted by Grand Jury

In the city where voters rejected equal rights for LGBT people and in the state that’s led by an anti-abortion governor and represented by Sen. Ted Cruz, a grand jury said today that the only criminals in a months-long Planned Parenthood investigation were the pro-life activists who lied about what the organization does.

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In Italy, Religious Objections to Abortion Are Preventing Women from Having Them

In the United States, there is a wide range of federal and state laws that exempt healthcare providers from offering reproductive care — everything from contraception to sterilization — based on the provider’s religious beliefs.

The reason for these laws, ostensibly, is to protect the conscience of the provider. And women need not worry since they can just find other providers, right? Of course, as we’re already seeing, that’s becoming more and more difficult as more restrictions are applied to reproductive care. Like in Mississippi, where abortion is so heavily restricted that only a single clinic remains open in the state, and even that one’s in trouble of being closed.

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Restricting women’s health care is the method-of-choice in certain parts of our country, but that’s not the only way to prevent women from accessing those services. In Italy, a country that allows first trimester abortions, it can still be very hard to obtain one.

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21-Year-Old Irish Woman Faces Life in Prison for Taking Abortion Medication

A 21-year-old woman from Northern Ireland, whose name is being withheld for legal reasons, has been charged with procuring and using the abortion drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol — and could face life in prison for doing so.

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