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Shame on SCOTUS. Its recent 5-4 ruling to allow the owners of Hobby Lobby and other closely held, for-profit enterprises to deny certain types of reproductive health care to its women employees moves society backwards.
Although she’s had a few great reoccurring roles on TV shows like “Parks and Recreation,” Jenny Slate is a comedic actress who’s rarely been given a chance to shine on screen. After accidentally dropping the f-bomb, she was under utilized on “Saturday Night Live” and left after a season. Then she had some supporting roles in “The Lorax,” “This Means War,” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip wrecked,” where none of the actors came out looking good. In “Obvious Child,” Slate is finally given a chance to show off her full range as both a comedian and actress, proving that she’s a star in the making capable of tremendous feats.
Calling the measure unjustified and likely illegal, a federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state from telling doctors how they can and cannot use certain drugs for abortions.
Supporters of a 2011 Arizona ban on race- and gender-based abortions want a federal appeals court to rule that a woman's right to an abortion can be trumped because of the reason she wants it.
Abortion providers have opened up a second legal front in their bid to block Arizona from restricting the use of medication to terminate pregnancy.
Federal appellate judges this morning questioned the legal justification of Arizona lawmakers in restricting — if not banning outright — the ability of women to terminate a pregnancy using medication instead of surgery.
Arizona heads back to court today in a bid to finally enforce its new restrictions on the use of certain drugs to terminate pregnancies.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing the state Department of Health to make unannounced inspections of abortion clinics without first getting a warrant from a judge.
Now that the Supreme Court has heard oral arguments based on two lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act provision requiring employers to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their health care plans, it might be a good time to take a look back before moving forward.
Citing everything from protecting women's health to God's opposition to the procedure, state senators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing unannounced warrantless inspection of abortion clinics.
Arizona will not be able to enforce its new law limiting medication abortions, at least not for another six weeks.
The top attorney for the state asked federal appellate judges Friday to immediately dissolve the emergency stay that is now keeping Arizona from enforcing its new abortion restrictions.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday put Arizona's new abortion law on hold, at least for the time being.
Unable to stop new abortion restrictions from taking effect Tuesday, foes now hope to get a federal appeals court to block them from being enforced.
New restrictions on medication abortions will take effect Tuesday morning as had been scheduled.
An attorney for the state is asking a judge to rebuff a bid by abortion providers to prevent a new restriction on the procedure from taking effect as scheduled less than two weeks from now.
Saying the law stigmatizes their races, members of two groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block Arizona from banning race- and gender-based abortions.
Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.
Insisting they will be protecting women's lives, the state House voted Tuesday to allow state health officials to make unannounced inspections at abortion clinics without first getting any sort of warrant.
The Center for Arizona Policy usually gets its way at the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature, pushing through anti-abortion legislation and social policy bills embraced by conservative Christians.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
Ignoring a virtually certain lawsuit, the state House voted Thursday to let health officials conduct unannounced inspection at abortion clinics.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062 now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer may disguise the fact the measure does far less than some have suggested.