Using zoning rules to hinder access to abortion services has picked up momentum as an anti-choice strategy on the local level. Reproductive rights advocates have a plan to fight back.
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One Democrat supported a bill introduced by Texas Republicans that would prohibit state agencies from penalizing workers who refuse to provide services based on religious belief.
Despite a powerful anti-choice lobby and the presence of anti-choice Democrats who have blocked the bill in the past, many Rhode Island lawmakers are determined to protect abortion rights.
Louisiana state Rep. Katrina Jackson pre-filed a measure asking voters to approve a constitutional amendment that says nothing in the state constitution protects the right to abortion care, while abortion "reversal" bills continued to proliferate in state legislatures.
“Dependence isn't addiction, and that is continually left out of the discussion and the policies being made," said disability advocate Maelee Johnson.
Pervasive attacks on access to safe, legal abortion anywhere are a threat to reproductive health everywhere.