The War on Women Just Ramped Up

The “War on Women” was something we heard a lot back in the early 2010s, when the GOP took Congress back from the Democrats and seemed to redouble their efforts to prevent American women from accessing any kind of meaningful reproductive healthcare. Since then, it’s been a steady onslaught of TRAP laws, anti-choice legislation and thinly-veiled attempts to reduce women to nothing more than incubators; however, this week has been particularly damaging to reproductive rights, even by modern standards. On Tuesday, House Republicans passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Sponsored by Arizona’s very own Representative Trent Franks, picked up for a Senate vote by Lindsay Graham and

The Cost of Anti-Choice Extremism

In August of this year, a U.S. district judge ordered the State of Arizona to pay $600,000 in attorney’s fees to Planned Parenthood, after the reproductive health organization filed a lawsuit against a law requiring doctors to falsely inform a woman seeking a medical abortion that the effects could be reversed, should she change her mind. This latest settlement means that, since 2009, Arizona residents have had to pay more than $2 million in court fees and payouts as a result of state legislators attempting to pass unconstitutional laws that restrict access to a Constitutionally-protected and necessary medical procedure. The ruling on the “Abortion Reversal Measure,” which was repealed in 20

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