USA – Inside the conservative organization undermining abortion access one state at a time

Inside the conservative organization undermining abortion access one state at a time

By Ray Levy-Uyeda
Dec 26, 2019

This year, a record number of six-week abortion bans, dubbed “heartbeat bills," were introduced at the state level. The goal of these restrictive measures was ostensibly to “protect the lives of the unborn” — as well as to issue a sneaky challenge to existing law set by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which says abortion is legal in all 50 states. The bans rely on the bogus claim that a vaginal ultrasound can detect a fetal “heartbeat” six weeks into pregnancy, giving pro-life advocates a foundational claim to fetal personhood.

In reality, these “heartbeats” are not any real sign of sentient life. But the movement is successfully restricting access to abortion in large part because of the activism of one woman: Ohioan Janet Folger Porter, who uses her organization, Faith2Action, to lobby for and proliferate such legislation.

Continued: https://www.mic.com/p/inside-the-conservative-organization-undermining-abortion-access-one-state-at-a-time-19407288


USA – 21 Abortion Restrictions Have Already Been Enacted in 2019. More Are Coming

21 Abortion Restrictions Have Already Been Enacted in 2019. More Are Coming

By Erin Corbett
April 23, 2019

State legislatures across the country are planning to completely restrict abortion access.

Twenty-one abortion restrictions have been enacted across the U.S. this year, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks data for research and policy analysis on abortion in the U.S. And with another eight months left, lawmakers in 28 state legislatures have introduced bills that seek to add even more restrictions.

Continued: http://fortune.com/2019/04/23/new-abortion-laws-2019/