Congressional Democrats expressed concern about the findings of a recent American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists study showing that less than half of OB-GYNs believed an IUD could be inserted in a person immediately after giving birth.
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Asked how they'd treat a hypothetical patient, Republican doctors were more likely to discourage the patient from having an abortion. Republican physicians were also more likely to discuss mental health in relation to abortion care.
This is one of two lawsuits filed against Illinois officials for passing the Health Care Right of Conscience Act amendment, which requires clinics to discuss abortion care with people inquiring about the procedure.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged to "fight back against attempts to restrict access to quality, affordable reproductive health care, and defend access to affordable contraception, preventive care, and safe and legal abortion—not just in principle, but in practice.”
Women should not be forced to continue an unwanted pregnancy no matter where they live, their involvement in the criminal justice system, or how they receive coverage for their care.
The Arizona sheriff will face trial for contempt of court charges in December for violating a court order stemming from a 2007 racial profiling case. Arpaio intends to plead not guilty.