reproductive health

Alabama

Alabama House Judiciary Committee approves bill establishing right to contraception • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved legislation Wednesday that would recognize a right to obtain and dispense contraception in the state. HB 279, sponsored by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, explicitly states that individuals have a right to have access to contraceptives meant to prevent pregnancy, and that health care providers have the […]

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Alabama

Trump comes out against Alabama IVF ruling as national Republicans scramble for distance • Idaho Capital Sun | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Former President Donald Trump called on Alabama lawmakers Friday to “find an immediate solution” to remedy a state Supreme Court ruling that threatened the availability of in vitro fertilization, and national Republicans running for Congress sought to distance themselves from the Alabama decision as well. In a post to his social media site, Truth Social, […]

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Alabama

Bills on ‘abortion coercion’ and ‘trafficking’ advance in Republican-led legislatures • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Abortion-related bills continue to be introduced and debated in legislatures across the country, especially in states where the procedure is already banned. It can be hard to monitor them all, so States Newsroom’s Reproductive Rights Today team tracks certain bills that could become law in their respective states in a biweekly legislative roundup. Depending on […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas lawmakers consider shifting funds from health care data hub to UAMS midwifery program • Arkansas Advocate

An Arkansas legislative panel on Tuesday approved diverting funds from a state health care data hub to start a midwifery education program at the state’s largest medical school. Rep. Mary Bentley, R-Perryville, proposed removing the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement from a section of a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences appropriations bill and rewriting […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas lawmakers advance proposal to double state-funded pregnancy resource center grant • Arkansas Advocate

An Arkansas legislative panel on Thursday approved the doubling of a taxpayer-funded grant to support pregnancy resource centers, which are often religiously affiliated and discourage abortion while encouraging birth. Republican leaders statewide have held up pregnancy resource centers as critical since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022 and Arkansas subsequently […]

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Alabama

Trump comes out against Alabama IVF ruling as national Republicans scramble for distance • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Former President Donald Trump called on Alabama lawmakers Friday to “find an immediate solution” to remedy a state Supreme Court ruling that threatened the availability of in vitro fertilization, and national Republicans running for Congress sought to distance themselves from the Alabama decision as well. In a post to his social media site, Truth Social, […]

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Alabama

U.S. Senate Republican blocks legislation protecting in vitro fertilization • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — U.S. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi blocked a bill from passing Wednesday that would have preserved access to in vitro fertilization nationwide, stalling a push by Democrats following a landmark Alabama Supreme Court decision. The court ruled earlier this month that frozen embryos counted as children under state law and parents could […]

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Alabama

Republicans Suddenly Realize Alabama’s IVF Ruling Is Bad For Them | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

After years of demanding that the law recognize fetuses and embryos as living human beings, Republicans got what they asked for when the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a clinic’s accidental destruction of frozen embryos amounted to the wrongful death of a child.  But within a matter of days, it became apparent that the decision […]

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Alabama

Republican legislators push bills requiring government to collect reasons for abortion | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

All but seven state legislatures are now in session, and abortion-related bills continue to be introduced, especially in states where the procedure is already banned. It can be hard to monitor them all, so States Newsroom’s Reproductive Rights Today team will track certain bills that could become law in their respective states in a biweekly […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas AG rejects proposed ballot measure to make abortion access a constitutional right

A proposed constitutional amendment ensuring a limited right to abortion in Arkansas will not appear on the 2024 statewide ballot, Attorney General Tim Griffin wrote in a Tuesday opinion. His seven-page letter to Steven Nichols, the Arkansan who submitted the proposal, pointed out several aspects of the ballot language that Griffin said need clarity or […]

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