AUSTIN, Texas - A severe anti-abortion bill went down to defeat June 25 thanks in part to a 10-hour filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.
The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.
The legality of abortion has remained a hot topic in American politics, the most recent incarnation of which is the "personhood" initiatives.
Women's and reproductive rights groups are condemning the Obama administration's decision to exclude abortion coverage from a new high-risk insurance plan.
WASHINGTON - Women holding placards that read, "No wire hangers ever!" packed a U.S. Senate ballroom Dec. 2 to lobby in opposition to the anti-abortion Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House-passed health care bill.
The bipartisan passage of the House health reform bill Sat. Nov. 7 was met with mainly positive reviews from the labor and democratic movements.