9 New Laws in the GOP's War Against Women
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A Silver Lining in Washington State, which has its own potential legislation on the books-to target misleading Crisis Pregnancy Centers. As Amie Newman reports, if passed the law would “require centers to disclose that they do not ‘provide services or referrals for abortion or comprehensive birth control’ or ‘medical care for pregnant women.’" She also notes that the legislation would require that these center immediately test women instead of stalling them to make it more difficult for them to have abortions.
The sad thing about this excellent legislation from Washington is that it would make it the only state to have such statutes. At the moment, CPCs are running rampant with few regulations, while the examples above show that abortion clinics are utterly bombarded with regulations. There’s no question we’re in an all-out war on women’s bodies.
For even more information on restrictions potentially on the books--and to see what’s at stake in your own state--take a look at this map from the Ms. Blog and Tableau public.
Lauren Kelley is an associate editor at AlterNet and a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to Change.org, The L Magazine and Time Out New York. She lives in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter here.
Sarah Seltzer is an associate editor at AlterNet, a staff writer at RH Reality Check and a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Jezebel.com and on the websites of the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. Find her at sarahmseltzer.com.