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The Latest Strategy To Prevent Women From Getting A Safe Abortion

A number of states have unleashed a new strategy to further restrict a woman’s legal right to end a pregnancy: Ban the safest way to perform a second-trimester abortion. 

Called Dilation and Evacuation (D&E), this type of surgical abortion has become the only legal option left for abortions that take place after 14 weeks that doctors consider safe. But, using inflammatory language describing the D&E procedure as “dismemberment” abortion, state lawmakers are moving to block doctors from using it.

Florida Supreme Court Halts Abortion Waiting Period --For Now

The Florida Supreme Court suspended the state’s 24-hour waiting period for abortions on Friday until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.

The 5-to-2 decision comes two months after an appeals court allowed the law to go into effect. It was immediately praised by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which is suing on behalf of a Gainesville clinic to block the law.

Fetal Burial Bills -- Another Way to Harass Women

A pair of recently introduced Ohio bills demand that women, after having an abortion, must inform the clinic if they want the aborted remains to be cremated or buried. The abortion clinic is financially responsible for completing the task. 

When Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine discovered that Planned Parenthood was, in fact, notresponsible for selling fetal tissue in the state — the smear at the heart of a right-wing campaignseeking to discredit the national women’s health organization — he was the last to admit it. 

Supreme Court Could Demolish Pillars of Progressive Movement

Hillary Clinton Takes the GOP to task over Supreme Court nomination and called on the Senate to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. She put at the center of the country’s most contentious political debate ahead of a November general election. 

The Democratic front runner also went further than she has before in laying out a vision for an active and liberal Supreme Court that will expand the rights of unions, overturn Citizens United and stand for women’s access to abortions. 

Year's Most Important Abortion Case Before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard a major case on the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit on Wednesday, Zubik v. Burwell. 

You might think of Zubik as the sequel to Hobby Lobby. Both cases deal with contraception, religious freedom, and employer-sponsored health insurance. But while Zubik v. Burwell is less well-known than Burwell v. Hobby Lobby was, it might actually be a more important case.

JACPAC Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

March 26, 2016
“Hillary has first-hand experience in diplomatic efforts to create a peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israel conflict. She is uniquely qualified to promote and protect the special relationship."
HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC) proudly throws its support behind Hillary Clinton in her bid for the presidency.

Hillary Clinton: U.S. & Israel will Face Future Side by Side

HIllary Clinton's Remarks to AIPAC Conference March 21, 2016CLINTON: Thank you so much.


It is wonderful to be here and see so many friends. I’ve spoken at a lot of AIPAC conferences in the past, but this has to be one of the biggest yet, and there are so many young people here, thousands of college students…

(APPLAUSE) … from hundreds of campuses around the country. I think we should all give them a hand for being here and beginning their commitment to this important cause.