It’s clear from the ever-growing number of anti-abortion bills each session—including an outright ban that would put women and providers at risk of criminal charges if they obtain or provide abortion care—that politicians in Texas do not trust women to make their own private medical decisions. They also require providers to give medically-inaccurate information to…

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Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important first step in restoring abortion access for women in Texas and keeping high-quality clinics open. We could not be prouder of our members,…

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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in the state and imposed an unconstitutional burden on women’s ability to access abortion care. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v.…

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Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the SCOTUS decision to take up Whole Women’s Health v. Cole: Today the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in our members’ case challenging laws that have shut down clinics in Texas. This is an important first step in restoring…

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Today, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, posted my letter to the editor on the medically unnecessary and politically motivated TRAP bill introduced in the Texas legislature.  Regarding the April 7 online story, “With 50 days left, heavy legislative lifting done”: It is disturbing that the Texas Legislature is again choosing to ignore medical evidence in favor…

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In May, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill that requires women seeking abortion care to undergo an ultrasound and listen to an explanation from the doctor about what the image shows. To understand how abortion providers and patients will be affected by the law, The Texas Tribune interviewed Dr. Scott Spear, the medical director…

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Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to…

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Last week, the Austin, TX City Council voted unanimously to require Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) that don’t offer or refer clients for abortion care or birth control services to post signs with that information at their facilities. This ordinance comes two months after the Baltimore, MD City Council passed a similar law requiring CPCs without…

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