Thursday, March 29, 2007
>Learn more about the dangers of state parental involvement legislation.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Washington, DC—Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, released the following statement today condemning Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour’s decision to sign an abortion ban into law. The bill would ban almost all abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.
This law is a near-total ban on abortion. It would deny Mississippi women necessary reproductive health care. Under this law doctors would also face imprisonment for providing women with safe abortion care. Politicians should not endanger the lives and health of women to advance their own political agendas.
For more than 30 years, Roe v. Wade has protected the lives and health of American women. Citizens in Mississippi will not tolerate a return to the days of back-alley abortions when women had to sacrifice their lives and health to end an unwanted pregnancy.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
After giving birth Tysiac suffered a retinal hemorrhage which caused her vision to deteriorate significantly and she has been declared disabled by a panel of doctors. Poland currently has one of the strictest abortion bans in Europe, with the procedure only permitted in cases of rape or incest, fetal abnormality, or danger to the life or health of the woman. The court ruled that Poland has no effective legal framework for pregnant women to assert their right to abortion on medical grounds.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Hundreds of women leaders and our allies will gather in the nation's capital for two days of briefings, training sessions and face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress and national women leaders. The Summit is a project of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), the largest coalition of women's groups in the country, and the Younger Women's Task Force (YWTF), the grassroots movement that engages women in their 20's and 30's to act on the issues that matter most to them.
Where? March 26: National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036 March 27: Capitol Hill
Who? You, your colleagues, co-workers, leaders, students, grassroots activists, scholars--anyone who cares about women's equality!
> Learn more about this event
Monday, March 12, 2007
The article also included the experience of a patient who mistakenly visited a CPC in Virginia and has decided to publicly share her story about being harassed and mislead.
If you have experience with a deceptive CPC, we would be interested in hearing your story.
>View NAF’s report, Crisis Pregnancy Centers: An Affront to Choice.
>Share your story about your experience with a CPC.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Ricardo Rodrigues, a senior legislator called parliament’s vote, “a turning point in Portugal's history,” and said that he hoped decriminalizing abortion will put an end to dangerous backstreet abortions. Each year over 20,000 Portuguese women put their lives at risk through dangerous self-induced or back-alley abortions, and thousands more terminate unwanted pregnancies in underground private clinics or travel to other countries with less restrictive abortion laws.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
In January 2006 the Court issued its ruling in Ayotte, and unanimously recognized and upheld its own precedent that abortion laws must protect women's health and well-being. The Supreme Court sent the case back to the lower court to determine if the state legislature would have passed the law with a health exception. If not, the Court agreed that the law should be struck down. Supporters of the parental notification law introduced two amendments intended to salvage the law by adding an exception to protect the mother’s health, but both were defeated.
Monday, March 05, 2007
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>Learn about the history of NAF.