Your Nightly Need to Know 5/21/15

What Was the Worst State for Women This Week? (Slate) South Carolina Senate Advances 20-Week Ban, Despite GOP Squabbling (RH Reality Check) ‘All Options’ Needed When Facing an Unexpected Pregnancy (Ebony Magazine) The Best State To Be A Woman In May Surprise You (Who’s Ready To Head To The Midwest?) (Bustle) Is Rand Paul Backing…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/20/15

SC Republican: Abortion Ban Doesn’t Keep Rape Victims Pregnant Enough (Jezebel) Early Term Abortion Method Comes Under Fire (Newsweek) Women are entitled to abortions: Dr. Willie Parker speaks on why he moved back to Alabama (AL.com) Your right to an abortion may depend on your zip code (Mashable) Wisconsin Republican lawmakers hope to expedite 20-week…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/19/15

Could Abortion Opponents’ Latest Tactic Inadvertently Protect Roe? (Dame Magazine) Tennessee just passed one of the nation’s longest abortion waiting periods (Washington Post) Pro-Lifers Change Their Minds When Abortion Gets Personal (New York Magazine) Abortion Providers Are Not Sex Offenders—No Matter What the Alabama Legislature Implies (RH Reality Check) Republican Filibusters Abortion Ban Because He…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/18/15

48-hour abortion waiting period signed into Tennessee law (WBIR) Why This Lawmaker Opposes Abortion For Everyone Except His Own Wife And Mistress (Think Progress) Anti-Choice Groups Try ‘Texas Playbook’ in Attempt to Block Health Care Access in California (RH Reality Check) How Abortion Providers Are ‘Living in the Crosshairs‘ (Rolling Stone) Texas Senator: Abortion Bill…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/14/15

Will the U.S. Congress Enact a Late-Term Abortion Ban? (The Atlantic) Under Congress’ New Abortion Ban, Rape Victims Will Still Have Trouble Getting Access (Think Progress) Colorado Congressman Coffman Wants Rape Victim to Get Police Permission to Get an Abortion (Huffington Post) We’re living in an anti-choice nightmare: 25 ways anti-women warriors are playing doctor…

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Clinic Escort Series: Carrie – Chicago, Illinois

This post is part of A is For’s new Clinic Escort Story Series, in which real volunteer clinic escorts share their experiences and insights from the frontlines of abortion access. This series is dedicated to capturing the reality of what patients go through to access safe abortion care all across the United States. Your name:…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/13/15

House Approves Revised Measure Banning Most Abortions After 20 Weeks (New York Times) House Dem to GOP: ‘Stop playing doctor‘ with abortion bills (The Hill) As Boko Haram Kidnapping Victims Are Rescued, Many of Them Are Pregnant. Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Their Right to Abortion? (Cosmopolitan) Federal Court: Challenge to Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/12/15

The Worst State for Reproductive Rights (The Atlantic) Report of ‘botched’ abortion false; woman actually fled domestic violence (JournalStar) House Republicans Think They’ve Fixed Their 20-Week Abortion Ban (Think Progress) The “Fetal Pain” Bill Is Back, and It’s Worse Than Ever (Dame Magazine) House GOP Abortion Bill Requires Doctors To Help Fetus Survive (Huffington Post)…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/11/15

House GOP readies new abortion ban, states go even further (MSNBC) Late-term abortion ban keeps controversial incest rule (The Hill) Demonstrators ask Governor McCrory to stop new North Carolina abortion bill (ABC11) Navigating a New Reality (Texas Observer) Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Getting Glitter Bombed Again (Jezebel) Anti-Choice Laws Continue to Move Through Tennessee…

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