May 23, 2014


"Louisiana's War on Women: The 5 Worst Attacks on Reproductive Rights Launched This Year," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress": "This legislative session, Louisiana has exemplified" the fact that state "lawmakers show no signs of letting up" on efforts to restrict abortion-rights, Culp-Ressler writes. She highlights five proposals in the state, including "a bill to shut down abortion clinics and turn doctors into criminals," a bill advancing through the state Legislature that would "force comatose pregnant women to remain on life support against their families' wishes," a measure (HB 1262) that would require"women to read a pamphlet about 'abortion risks' written by abortion opponents," state lawmakers' rejectionof "attempts to improve the state's dismal sex ed laws," and an effort toward "banning Planned Parenthood from providing sex ed materials in public schools" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 5/22).

What others are saying about abortion restrictions:

~ "Women's Access to Legal Abortion is Disappearing in the South," Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress."

~ "Abortion Waiting Periods are an Insult to Women," Ian Reifowitz, Huffington Post blogs.