TRAP Laws

New Documentary Reveals Just Hard It Can Be to Get an Abortion in the South

TRAPPED” shows how anti-abortion TRAP laws are having real-life consequences for women of color and poor women in the South—from long waits to refusals due to short staffing. It also provides a glimpse into the lives of doctors who travel hundreds of miles each month trying to serve every woman in need—and often failing. 

A crowd of people stands before the Supreme Court building.

The Supreme Court Heard Arguments in the Biggest Abortion Case of Our Lifetime, and I Was in the Building

Oral arguments for Whole Woman’s Heath v. Hellerstedt, the case centered on a Texas law that could make or break U.S. abortion access, were pretty muted. Outside, hundreds of activists, dominated by abortion rights supporters, chanted, sang and flashed their signs. 

What Scalia's Death Could Mean for the Big Abortion Rights Case

The shakeup in the Supreme Court could prevent a major setback to abortion rights nationally. But it also increases the likelihood that Texas women will remain without the majority of their state’s clinics.

Everything You Need to Know About the Biggest Abortion Case In Our Lifetime

On this 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, you need to get familiar with another huge case the Supreme Court will hear in March: Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole.  It could reverse a controversial Texas law that has closed most of the state’s abortion clinics under the guise of women’s safety. Or it could mean that even fewer women in this country will have access to an affordable, safe and timely abortion. 

WATCH: Scores of Women Are Telling Their Personal Abortion Stories to Destroy the Stigma

Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign is livestreaming women telling their own abortion stories. Participants also include elected officials, abortion providers, activists and celebrities, and the speakout will be submitted to the Supreme Court as a live brief in a critical case.

As Planned Parenthood Reels, Independent Abortion Clinics Also Suffer—Under the Radar

Planned Parenthood is the perennial target of anti-choice attacks, but the independent abortion providers that perform up to 80 percent of the procedures in the United States are also struggling. Here’s how the campaign against Planned Parenthood impacts clinics that don’t get much media attention or national support. 

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

After another challenging year for reproductive rights, many states are looking at fresh battles in 2014.