Alabama | In the News

Documentary 'Trapped' Highlights Abortion Providers' Struggles Amid TRAP Laws
A new documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Sunday explores the effects of targeted regulation of abortion providers, or TRAP laws, on abortion clinics and staff, the Texas Observer reports.

Featured Blogs
"Someone You Love Has Had an Abortion: It's Time To End the Silence" (Hauser, Salon, 1/29); "The Flint Water Emergency Is a Reproductive Health Crisis" (D'Almeida, RH Reality Check, 1/26).

Ala. Public Health Committee Rejects Proposed Exceptions to State Admitting Privileges Law
The Alabama Committee of Public Health on Wednesday rejected proposed rules that would have allowed exceptions to a state antiabortion-rights law (HB 57), the Alabama Media Group reports.

U.N. Women's Group Visits Ala. Advocates To Discuss Abortion, Women's Health
On Friday, three members of a United Nations working group on discrimination against women visited with women's health providers and supporters in Montgomery, Ala., the Alabama Media Group reports.

Ala. Drops Effort To Cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funding
Attorneys for Alabama and Planned Parenthood Southeast on Monday filed a proposed settlement agreement in federal court that ends the state's effort to defund the organization, the AP/San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Alabama | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Alabama.

Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law, which would take effect on July 1, 2013, that requires all physicians who perform abortions to have staff privileges at a local hospital.

Planned Parenthood Southeast v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's executive decision to terminate Alabama's Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood Southeast.

Reproductive Health Services v. Strange
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law that expands the state's judicial bypass provisions of the existing parental notification law.

Alabama | More Information

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