May 24,2013


"Oklahoma Legislature's Wrong Priorities During Crisis," Doug Cox, Huffington Post  blogs: "As a physician, as a parent, as a state legislator who takes my oath to put my constituents['] interests first, I can't be silent when -- at a time of need for care, empathy, and community -- my colleagues in the Oklahoma state legislature are using the last days of session to further restrict Oklahoma women's access to health care," Cox, a Republican state representative, writes. He explains that legislators are using the final days of the legislative session to "consider multiple bills with the sole purpose of blocking women's access to preventive health care," including bills to end funding to Planned Parenthood and prevent the state from following FDA guidelines allowing over-the-counter access to emergency contraception for certain age groups (Cox, Huffington Post blogs, 5/22).

What others are saying about state attacks on reproductive health:

~ "Texas GOP Introduced At Least 24 Anti-Abortion Bills This Year, But Not a Single One Advanced," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress."