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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /usr/www/users/simps90n/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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States Increasingly Passing Antiabortion-Rights Bills Based on 'Junk,' 'Unsubstantiated Science'

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:00

This year's legislative session "is shaping up to be a primer in what abortion rights advocates call 'junk science,'" with state lawmakers across the U.S. passing measures "based on theories that have been called into question or debunked by the wider medical community," the Los Angeles Times reports.

States Increasingly Passing Antiabortion-Rights Bills Based on 'Junk,' 'Unsubstantiated Science'

April 22, 2015 — This year's legislative session "is shaping up to be a primer in what abortion rights advocates call 'junk science,'" with state lawmakers across the U.S. passing measures "based on theories that have been called into question or debunked by the wider medical community," the Los Angeles Times reports.

Montana 'Fetal Anesthesia' Measure

For example, the Times notes that Montana lawmakers have sent a bill (HB 479) to Gov. Steve Bullock (D) that would require anesthesia to be administered to fetuses before abortions if the woman is at least 20 weeks pregnant. It would allow women to refuse the fetal anesthesia after being told the disputed notion that a fetus is capable of feeling pain during a surgery or abortion.

However, according to the Times, an analysis of studies on fetal pain published in 2005 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that "'evidence regarding the capacity for fetal pain is limited but indicates that fetal perception of pain is unlikely before'" about 27 weeks' gestation. It said that there was "little or no evidence" to determine the effectiveness of fetal anesthesia or the safety of the procedure "for pregnant women in the context of abortion."

Meanwhile, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2012 said subsequent studies published after the JAMA analysis have not "changed this dominant view of the medical profession."

Medication Abortion 'Reversal' Laws

The Times also cites laws in Arkansas (Act 1086) and Arizona (SB 1318) that will require physicians to tell women seeking medication abortions the medically unproven claim that it might be possible for such abortions to be "reversed" by receiving a dose of progesterone after taking mifepristone.

George Delgado, a proponent of the theory and family physician based in California, defended his research into the procedure. "This hasn't been published yet, but it will be," he said, adding, "You can't call it junk science. It's early science."

However, according to the Times, ACOG has said claims that medication abortions can be reversed are "'not supported by the body of scientific evidence.'"

Similarly, Daniel Grossman, a clinical instructor in the University of California-San Francisco's department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, said telling women that there was scientific evidence of the possibility of reversing a medication abortion "would be medically incorrect."

Additional Laws

The Times also notes a new Idaho law (HB 154) will require physicians to be physically present when administering medication abortion drugs based on the disputed claim that using telemedicine for such abortions is risky and unproven.

Meanwhile, laws passed in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) this year "outlawed what is widely viewed as the safest method of surgical abortion in the second trimester."

Advocates Blast Medically Unproven Laws, Measures

Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, criticized the medically unfounded laws and measures. "We're seeing more unsubstantiated science. The problem is that legislators are buying into it and using it," she said. In particular, she said the bans such as those in Kansas and Oklahoma were "essentially [about] limiting access to abortion after 12 or 14 weeks."

Separately, Rachel Sussman, director of state policy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said of such legislative efforts, "You cannot exist in a world where you care about women's health and safety and require doctors to tell women things that are medically untrue" (La Ganga, Los Angeles Times, 4/20).


Tenn. House Passes Two Antiabortion-Rights Bills

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:57

The Tennessee House on Tuesday approved two antiabortion-rights bills, with one (SB 1280) heading directly to Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and the other (SB 1222) going back to the state Senate for concurrence, AP/ABC News reports.

Tenn. House Passes Two Antiabortion-Rights Bills

April 22, 2015 — The Tennessee House on Tuesday approved two antiabortion-rights bills, with one (SB 1280) heading directly to Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and the other (SB 1222) going back to the state Senate for concurrence, AP/ABC News reports.

According to AP/ABC News, the governor is expected to sign both measures. Dave Smith, a spokesperson for Haslam, said, "Like he does with all legislation that comes to him, he'll review the bills in their final form before taking any action, but I anticipate he'll sign them."

Building Requirements Bill Details

The state House on Tuesday voted 79-17 to pass SB 1280, which would require the seven abortion clinics in Tennessee to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers.

Specifically, the bill would require all facilities or physician offices that perform more than 50 abortions annually to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers, according to AP/ABC News (Johnson, AP/ABC News, 4/21).

According to the Tennessean, four providers in the state currently meet ambulatory surgical center standards. The three remaining clinics that are not licensed as ambulatory surgical centers include facilities in Bristol and Knoxville, as well as the Women's Center in Nashville.

A similar measure has been challenged in Texas (Wadhwani/Boucher, Tennessean, 4/21).

Counseling and Delay Bill Details

Also on Tuesday, the state House voted 79-18 to pass SB 1222, which would impose a 48-hour mandatory delay before a woman could obtain an abortion (AP/ABC News, 4/21). The measure also requires that women receive in-person counseling from a physician prior to the procedure (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/16). In the case of a medical emergency, the counseling requirement is waived.

The bill also includes a "spring-back" provision that would reduce the delay to 24 hours if the measure is stayed or struck down by a court. In addition, the state House on Tuesday approved an amendment that would allow the remainder of the bill to stay in effect if any portion of the measure is found invalid, according to the Tennessean.

Meanwhile, conservatives in the state House on Tuesday rejected an amendment that would have permitted women to receive counseling via a non-physician or via phone. They also rejected an amendment that would have added exemptions to the bill's mandatory delay provision in cases of rape or incest (Tennessean, 4/21).

The state Senate has already approved the original bill. However, the new amendment requires the bill to return to the Senate for another vote.

Comments

State Rep. Matthew Hill (R) said the mandatory delay and counseling measure aims to "mak[e] all ... facts and information available to the women in order to make a careful and fully informed decision" (AP/ABC News, 4/21).

However, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D) said, "The ultimate effect of this [bill would be] putting an obstacle in the path of a woman seeking to exercise her constitutional right to an abortion."

Meanwhile, abortion-rights supporters have said they will study the bills to see if they violate Supreme Court precedent, which holds that abortion regulations cannot impose an "undue burden" on women seeking the procedure (Tennessean, 4/21).


USPSTF Releases New Draft Recommendations for Mammograms

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:48

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force on Monday released draft guidelines recommending that women ages 50 to 74 receive a mammogram every two years and that women in their 40s should make an informed, personal decision about whether to undergo a mammogram, Modern Healthcare reports.

USPSTF Releases New Draft Recommendations for Mammograms

April 22, 2015 — The U.S Preventive Services Task Force on Monday released draft guidelines recommending that women ages 50 to 74 receive a mammogram every two years and that women in their 40s should make an informed, personal decision about whether to undergo a mammogram, Modern Healthcare reports.

USPSTF is accepting public comments on the draft recommendations through May 18 (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 4/20).

Background

USPSTF last released mammography recommendations in 2009, when it advised women between the ages of 50 and 74 to undergo mammograms once every two years (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/8). In those guidelines, USPSTF recommended against women in their 40s undergoing the screening (Burton, Wall Street Journal, 4/20).

Meanwhile, the American Cancer Society recommends that women undergo annual breast cancer screenings starting at age 40 (Neergaard, AP/U-T San Diego, 4/21).

New Draft Recommendations

According to the Journal, USPSTF based its new draft recommendations on an analysis of eight studies on mammography conducted in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Sweden (Wall Street Journal, 4/20). The guidelines are intended for women who are at least 40 years old, have no symptoms or signs of breast cancer, have not been previously diagnosed with a high-risk breast cancer lesion, do not have a known genetic tendency to develop breast cancer and were not exposed to chest radiation when they were younger (Modern Healthcare, 4/20).

The new draft recommendations advise women in their 40s to make an "individual" decision on whether to undergo mammography that "recognize[s] the potential benefits as well as the potential harms" (Wall Street Journal, 4/20).

The draft recommendations also stated that more research is needed to determine whether women ages 75 and up should continue to receive mammograms, how to potentially improve cancer detection among women with particularly dense breasts and whether 3-D mammography should be used for standard screenings for breast cancer (AP/U-T San Diego, 4/21).


Colo. House Approves Contraception Program Funding Measure

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:11

The Colorado House on Monday voted 37-26 to pass a measure (HB 15-1194) that would allocate $5 million in funding to continue a family planning program in the state, the Durango Herald reports.

Colo. House Approves Contraception Program Funding Measure

April 22, 2015 — The Colorado House on Monday voted 37-26 to pass a measure (HB 15-1194) that would allocate $5 million in funding to continue a family planning program in the state, the Durango Herald reports.

The measure now proceeds to the state Senate (Marcus, Durango Herald, 4/20). However, some conservative Senate leaders remain opposed to the measure.

The program's funding is slated to expire June 30.

Background

The program, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, offers no- or low-cost long-acting reversible contraceptives, such as intrauterine devices and hormonal implants, to low-income women at 68 clinics throughout the state. The initiative was established as a five-year pilot program through a $25 million private donation.

The initiative has provided more than 30,000 IUDs and other LARC methods to low-income, uninsured or underinsured Colorado women.

Since the initiative began, the state has saved about $23 million from averted Medicaid costs associated with births. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials have predicted the program could save the state up to $40 million in Medicaid costs that would otherwise go toward pre- and postnatal care.

Last week, the Colorado Joint Budget Committee voted to reject a $5 million funding provision that would have continued the program (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/16).

Editorial: Colo. Lawmakers Are Putting 'Ideology Over Pragmatics' on Family Planning Funding

"The numbers associated with making [IUDs] and birth-control implants available at little or no cost to young women with limited financial means [in Colorado] are telling: The program works, and it saves the state money," a Durango Herald editorial states.

However, the editorial states that efforts to "build on this success by using state money to fund and expand the program that has been paid for by a private grant that expires this summer ... have not been successful." The editorial explains that some lawmakers are putting "ideology over pragmatics." While the initiative "saves Colorado $5.85 in Medicaid funding for every dollar spent on the free birth control," the editorial notes, some lawmakers "are uncomfortable with the idea of paying for birth control for teenaged girls and young women, though the discomfort is based on the inaccurate assertion that IUDs are abortofacients."

The editorial notes that "[w]hen the LARC program began in Colorado, the abortion rate fell" by 42% among women ages 15 to 19 and by 18% among women ages 20 to 24 between 2009 and 2013, while the birth rate "dropped among projections for these populations by 29 percent and 14 percent, respectively." Further, the rate of LARC use among these groups "has increased from 5 percent to 19 percent," the editorial notes.

According to the editorial, lawmakers currently "are pushing a stand-alone bill through the Legislature" that would appropriate the $5 million in funding for the project. The editorial urges state lawmakers to pass the measure, noting that "the facts indisputably show that a state investment in [LARCs] is one that pays significant dividends for women, their families, communities and the state" (Durango Herald, 4/19).


Featured Blogs

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:58

"All the 2015 Anti-Abortion Legislation That's Been Passed So Far (Get A Grip, Arkansas!)" (Holter, Bustle, 4/17); "In Some States, Access to Abortion Care Is Expanding" (Hallett, Ms. Magazine blog, 4/20).

April 21, 2015

FEATURED BLOG

"All the 2015 Anti-Abortion Legislation That's Been Passed So Far (Get A Grip, Arkansas!)," Lauren Holter, Bustle: "It's only April, but 2015 has already seen a staggeringly high ... number of anti-abortion laws and restrictions," Holter writes, noting that both "federal and state legislatures have taken major steps backwards for women's reproductive rights so far in 2015, making it increasingly harder for women to seek safe and legal abortion care." Citing data from the Guttmacher Institute, Holter writes that states "collectively introduced 332 provisions aimed at restricting abortion services" during the first four months of 2015, "compared to 335 during the entire 2014 legislative session." She details the antiabortion-rights bills enacted so far this year, including several new abortion restrictions in Arkansas, an abortion "reversal" law (SB 1318) in Arizona, bans on "the safest and most common method for second-trimester abortions" in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721), a telemedicine abortion ban (HB 154) in Idaho and a 20-week abortion ban (HB 2568) in West Virginia (Holter, Bustle, 4/17).

FEATURED BLOG

"In Some States, Access to Abortion Care Is Expanding," Stephanie Hallett, Ms. Magazine blog: While there were more antiabortion-rights laws enacted in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013 than over the previous 10 years, lawmakers in several states and localities have proposed measures to expand abortion access, Hallett writes. For example, she writes that "legislators in states like Washington and Oregon have proposed bills that would require insurance providers to cover abortions as they would any other type of reproductive care." In addition, she notes that "cities across the country have also moved to include abortion care in public insurance coverage," including Madison, Wis., where "the city council unanimously passed a resolution in March asking federal and state lawmakers to remove barriers to abortion care for women covered by public health insurance programs." Hallett adds that the goal of such legislation often is "to prevent situations ... where women can't afford the care they need and have to make do with subpar options or forgo treatment altogether" (Hallett, Ms. Magazine blog, 4/20).


Nevada Parental Involvement Measure Unlikely To Advance in State Senate

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:53

A bill (AB 405) approved last week by the Nevada Assembly that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion is not expected to advance in the state Senate, AP/KLAS reports.

Nevada Parental Involvement Measure Unlikely To Advance in State Senate

April 21, 2015 — A bill (AB 405) approved last week by the Nevada Assembly that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion is not expected to advance in the state Senate, AP/KLAS reports (AP/KLAS, 4/20).

Bill Details

The bill, sponsored by state Assembly Speaker John Hambrick (R), would require a physician to notify parents of a minor's desire to have an abortion via a written notice delivered personally or by certified mail.

It would not apply to parents whose parental rights have been terminated or when the minor is experiencing a medical emergency, although the measure does not consider an emotional crisis as a medical emergency. In addition, minors could petition a court for an exemption to the notification requirement (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/20).

Bill Prospects

The measure on Monday was referred to the state Senate Finance Committee. However, committee Chair Ben Kieckhefer (R) said the bill likely would not receive a hearing.

According to AP/KLAS, some lawmakers had expressed concern that the measure could spur minors to go to "desperate lengths" to avoid notifying their parents. Others also had said the bill could impose additional costs on courts (AP/KLAS, 4/20).


Op-Ed: 'Latest Wave' of Antiabortion-Rights Laws 'Based on Bad Medicine'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:52

"The latest wave of state legislation to restrict abortion access is based on bad medicine and would prevent doctors from providing medical care based on their judgment of what's best for each patient," Vanessa Cullins, vice president for external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill's "Congress Blog."

Op-Ed: 'Latest Wave' of Antiabortion-Rights Laws 'Based on Bad Medicine'

April 21, 2015 — "The latest wave of state legislation to restrict abortion access is based on bad medicine and would prevent doctors from providing medical care based on their judgment of what's best for each patient," Vanessa Cullins, vice president for external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill's "Congress Blog."

For example, Cullins cites an Arizona law (SB 1318) that "forces doctors to tell women medication abortion can be reversed (which is simply untrue)" and measures in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) "that ban abortion methods that are proven to be safe and effective."

Cullins writes that, "[a]ccording to the [CDC] and decades of research, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed in the United States," with "a 99 percent safety record." However, she notes that despite this fact, "some politicians have worked for years to pass laws they say are meant to enhance women's health and safety, but in fact do the opposite," such as "laws that put restrictions on abortion providers that serve no medical purpose."

Cullins notes several examples, including a law (HB 2) in Texas that "forced dozens of health centers providing safe and quality care to close" and a measure in Wisconsin (Act 37) that was "blocked by a federal judge who held the law would impose significant health risks on women in Wisconsin by significantly limiting access to legal abortions in that state." Meanwhile, she notes that other such laws "require doctors to use inferior, outdated and less effective protocols for early abortions provided by medication."

"Today abortion is safe, but we know it is safe because it is legal," Cullins writes, explaining that because the procedure is legal, it can be "taught in medical schools," "subject to ongoing research" and "subject to rigorous standards with multiple layers of oversight."

She contends that lawmakers "who are pushing bad medicine in the halls of Congress and state legislatures are on the wrong side of the medical community [and] of the American people," adding that should their efforts succeed, "it's [her] very real fear that the health of women across America ... will suffer again as it did many years ago" (Cullins, "Congress Blog," The Hill, 4/17).


Ill. Bill Would Require Catholic Hospitals To Inform Patients About Alternative Options

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:51

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation (SB 1564) that would require hospitals to inform patients that they can go to another facility to receive certain medical services, such as contraceptives, that violate a hospital's religious beliefs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ill. Bill Would Require Catholic Hospitals To Inform Patients About Alternative Options

April 21, 2015 — Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation (SB 1564) that would require hospitals to inform patients that they can go to another facility to receive certain medical services, such as contraceptives, that violate a hospital's religious beliefs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bill Details

The bill would change the state's Health Care Right of Conscience Act, which allows institutions and employees to refuse to provide certain services because of ethical and religious reasons. According to experts, objections under the law can include opposition to providing contraception, gender transition care or certain end-of-life services.

The change would apply to all hospitals in the state. However, the measure would have particular relevance for Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which handle about 25% of all admissions in the state.

Comments

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D), the measure's sponsor, said, "You have to protect the right of the health care provider to provide care that is consistent with their faith. And simultaneously, you have to protect the patient's right to have information as well as access to care. I think this bill does both."

Patrick Cacchione, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Hospital Association, said that while the group will not fight the proposal, it is "a bill in search of a problem." He noted that patients in Catholic-affiliated hospitals already are supposed to be told of all treatment options, even if such hospitals opt not to provide them.

Meanwhile, Debra Stulberg, assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine, voiced support for the measure. She noted that 52% of obstetricians and gynecologists who participated in a 2009 survey and were employed by Catholic hospitals reported conflicts with patient care and religious policies.

"What concerns me is that physicians have told us of situations where their hands were tied in the medical care they could provide in situations where the patient's well-being really was at stake," she said, adding that the proposal would help bolster patients' knowledge and well-being (Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune, 4/17).


Ore. Creates Workgroup To Discuss Birth Control Access Measure

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:51

An Oregon House committee on Friday rejected an amendment that would allow women to obtain hormonal contraception from a pharmacist without a prescription and assigned the proposal to a workgroup, the Mid-Valley Statesman Journal reports.

Ore. Creates Workgroup To Discuss Birth Control Access Measure

April 21, 2015 — An Oregon House committee on Friday rejected an amendment that would allow women to obtain hormonal contraception from a pharmacist without a prescription and assigned the proposal to a workgroup, the Mid-Valley Statesman Journal reports (Yoo, Mid-Valley Statesman Journal, 4/18).

Amendment Details

The amendment, proposed by state Rep. Knute Buehler (R), was attached to a bill (HB 2028) that addressed pharmacists' scope of practice (Theriault, Oregonian, 4/15). The panel passed the underlying bill, which now proceeds to the full state House for consideration (Mid-Valley Statesman Journal, 4/18).

If approved, the amendment would make the underlying bill resemble a law passed in California that, among other provisions, permits pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives. Beuhler said that the proposal technically would allow pharmacists to prescribe such contraceptives and that birth control prescribed under the proposed rules would be covered by insurance.

Under the proposal, a woman would have to be at least 18 to receive contraception without a prescription, a requirement not mentioned in the California law, according to the Bend Bulletin (Anderson, Bend Bulletin, 4/18). In addition, pharmacists would be required to give consumers a "self-screening risk assessment tool" before giving a prescription.

Further, according to the Oregonian, the proposal would let pharmacists "choose not to prescribe and dispense" birth control pills "for ethical, moral or religious reasons" (Oregonian, 4/15).

Workgroup Details

Buehler will head the workgroup with House Democratic Leader Val Hoyle.

Buehler said he hopes the workgroup will assess the proposal in time to include it with the underlying bill when that measure is considered by the state Senate. However, he said if the workgroup does not complete its report by that deadline, it will do so in time for the February 2016 short session (Mid-Valley Statesman Journal, 4/18).

Comments

Laura Terrill Patten, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, said that PPAO "is committed to advancing legislation that promotes full access to birth control methods -- without barriers based on cost, availability and other factors," but that the organization has "concerns about the way this amendment is currently drafted and its implementation."

Meanwhile, Kate Conners, a spokesperson with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said the organization "want[s] to make sure that any efforts to make oral contraceptives available over the counter" ensure that the contraceptives remain covered at no cost by insurers (Bend Bulletin, 4/18).


Blogs Comment on Slew of 2015 Abortion Restrictions, Efforts To Protect Abortion Rights, More

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:26

Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at Bustle, Ms. Magazine blog and more.

Blogs Comment on Slew of 2015 Abortion Restrictions, Efforts To Protect Abortion Rights, More

April 21, 2015 — Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at Bustle, Ms. Magazine blog and more.

ABORTION RESTRICTIONS: "All the 2015 Anti-Abortion Legislation That's Been Passed So Far (Get A Grip, Arkansas!)," Lauren Holter, Bustle: "It's only April, but 2015 has already seen a staggeringly high ... number of anti-abortion laws and restrictions," Holter writes, noting that both "federal and state legislatures have taken major steps backwards for women's reproductive rights so far in 2015, making it increasingly harder for women to seek safe and legal abortion care." Citing data from the Guttmacher Institute, Holter writes that states "collectively introduced 332 provisions aimed at restricting abortion services" during the first four months of 2015, "compared to 335 during the entire 2014 legislative session." She details the antiabortion-rights bills enacted so far this year, including several new abortion restrictions in Arkansas, an abortion "reversal" law (SB 1318) in Arizona, bans on "the safest and most common method for second-trimester abortions" in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721), a telemedicine abortion ban (HB 154) in Idaho and a 20-week abortion ban (HB 2568) in West Virginia (Holter, Bustle, 4/17).

ABORTION PROTECTIONS: "In Some States, Access to Abortion Care Is Expanding," Stephanie Hallett, Ms. Magazine blog: While there were more antiabortion-rights laws enacted in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013 than over the previous 10 years, lawmakers in several states and localities have proposed measures to expand abortion access, Hallett writes. For example, she writes that "legislators in states like Washington and Oregon have proposed bills that would require insurance providers to cover abortions as they would any other type of reproductive care." In addition, she notes that "cities across the country have also moved to include abortion care in public insurance coverage," including Madison, Wis., where "the city council unanimously passed a resolution in March asking federal and state lawmakers to remove barriers to abortion care for women covered by public health insurance programs." Hallett adds that the goal of such legislation often is "to prevent situations ... where women can't afford the care they need and have to make do with subpar options or forgo treatment altogether" (Hallett, Ms. Magazine blog, 4/20).

CONTRACEPTION: "New Report Shows Insurers Are Falling Short on Covering Contraception," Amanda Marcotte, Slate's "XX Factor": Marcotte discusses the findings of a new Kaiser Family Foundation report, which found that many insurers are interpreting the contraceptive coverage rules under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) "in ways that limit women's access to certain forms of contraception, especially the vaginal ring, emergency contraception, and the [intrauterine device]." She notes that some insurers in the report were refusing to cover some contraceptives at no cost because they "believe that there's a more cost-effective way to get the same results," for example, by "pushing a woman to switch from the [vaginal ring] to the birth control pill." However, Marcotte contends that "[j]ust because the pill and the ring may look the same on paper doesn't mean that they work the same way for every woman -- and unplanned pregnancy costs a lot more than even the most expensive kinds of contraception." She adds, "when it comes to contraception, insurers need to err on the side of more generous coverage" (Marcotte, "XX Factor," Slate, 4/20).

What others are saying about contraception:

~ "Hobby Lobby Part II Is Barreling Towards The Supreme Court," Ian Millhiser, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress."

~ "Colorado GOP Works To Kill Successful Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program," Jason Salzman, RH Reality Check.

ABORTION-RIGHTS MOVEMENT: "Sharing Abortion Stories Isn't Just About Changing Policy," Renee Bracey Sherman, RH Reality Check: "If abortion isn't talked about in our communities, is only reflected in a negative light in the media, and the laws in most states are restrictive, abortion stigma is locked in place," Bracey Sherman writes. She explains that "speaking out is crucial and makes a difference in our communities, not as a secondary effort but as a critical step in advocates' overall goal of expanding public support for abortion." For example, a recent Vox poll found individuals "were more likely to be supportive of abortion ... when a woman was mentioned in questions about abortion, rather than addressing abortion only as a political issue," she writes, adding, "Other rigorous research and program evaluations also confirm that when people hear abortion stories, they become more supportive of abortion rights." Further, Bracey Sherman notes that "the ultimate goal of sharing abortion stories is not to change policies" but rather to "normalize a stigmatized experience, to connect the stigmatized people who often live in isolation, and to increase understanding about a taboo issue" (Bracey Sherman, RH Reality Check, 4/20).

MINORITY REPRODUCTIVE CARE: "As We Celebrate National Minority Health Month, Let's Challenge Stigma and Shame," Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Huffington Post blogs: "April is dedicated to focusing on health care needs and disparities within communities of color in the [U.S.]," and HHS' Office of Minority health this month "joins with its partners in raising public awareness about health and health care disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity," Thorne-Thomsen, vice president of strategic partnerships for Advocates for Youth, writes. In particular, Thorne-Thomsen calls attention to reproductive health care among Latino communities, a subject she notes "rarely gets the attention it deserves." She explains that despite assumptions that the Latino community is "conservative in [its] attitude" toward sexuality, surveys conducted over the past few years "have consistently shown that when it ... comes to accessing reproductive health [care], Latinos are supportive of ensuring access to sex education, contraception, and abortion." Thorne-Thomsen notes that "ensuring access to ... the full range of health care" services in the Latino community "is a must," which is why Advocates for Youth and several other advocacy groups have launched the Yo Soy campaign "to reduce shame and stigma and raise awareness in the Latino community about sexual and reproductive health" (Thorne-Thomsen, Huffington Post blogs, 4/19).


Nevada Parental Involvement Measure Unlikely To Advance in State Senate

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:28

A bill (AB 405) approved last week by the Nevada Assembly that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion is not expected to advance in the state Senate, AP/KLAS reports.

Nevada Parental Involvement Measure Unlikely To Advance in State Senate

April 21, 2015 — A bill (AB 405) approved last week by the Nevada Assembly that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion is not expected to advance in the state Senate, AP/KLAS reports (AP/KLAS, 4/20).

Bill Details

The bill, sponsored by state Assembly Speaker John Hambrick (R), would require a physician to notify parents of a minor's desire to have an abortion via a written notice delivered personally or by certified mail.

It would not apply to parents whose parental rights have been terminated or when the minor is experiencing a medical emergency, although the measure does not consider an emotional crisis as a medical emergency. In addition, minors could petition a court for an exemption to the notification requirement (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/20).

Bill Prospects

The measure on Monday was referred to the state Senate Finance Committee. However, committee Chair Ben Kieckhefer (R) said the bill likely would not receive a hearing.

According to AP/KLAS, some lawmakers had expressed concern that the measure could spur minors to go to "desperate lengths" to avoid notifying their parents. Others also had said the bill could impose additional costs on courts (AP/KLAS, 4/20).


Ill. Bill Would Require Catholic Hospitals To Inform Patients About Alternative Options

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:26

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation (SB 1564) that would require hospitals to inform patients that they can go to another facility to receive certain medical services, such as contraceptives, that violate a hospital's religious beliefs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ill. Bill Would Require Catholic Hospitals To Inform Patients About Alternative Options

April 21, 2015 — Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation (SB 1564) that would require hospitals to inform patients that they can go to another facility to receive certain medical services, such as contraceptives, that violate a hospital's religious beliefs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bill Details

The bill would change the state's Health Care Right of Conscience Act, which allows institutions and employees to refuse to provide certain services because of ethical and religious reasons. According to experts, objections under the law can include opposition to providing contraception, gender transition care or certain end-of-life services.

The change would apply to all hospitals in the state. However, the measure would have particular relevance for Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which handle about 25% of all admissions in the state.

Comments

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D), the measure's sponsor, said, "You have to protect the right of the health care provider to provide care that is consistent with their faith. And simultaneously, you have to protect the patient's right to have information as well as access to care. I think this bill does both."

Patrick Cacchione, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Hospital Association, said that while the group will not fight the proposal, it is "a bill in search of a problem." He noted that patients in Catholic-affiliated hospitals already are supposed to be told of all treatment options, even if such hospitals opt not to provide them.

Meanwhile, Debra Stulberg, assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine, voiced support for the measure. She noted that 52% of obstetricians and gynecologists who participated in a 2009 survey and were employed by Catholic hospitals reported conflicts with patient care and religious policies.

"What concerns me is that physicians have told us of situations where their hands were tied in the medical care they could provide in situations where the patient's well-being really was at stake," she said, adding that the proposal would help bolster patients' knowledge and well-being (Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune, 4/17).


Op-Ed: 'Latest Wave' of Antiabortion-Rights Laws 'Based on Bad Medicine'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:24

"The latest wave of state legislation to restrict abortion access is based on bad medicine and would prevent doctors from providing medical care based on their judgment of what's best for each patient," Vanessa Cullins, vice president for external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill's "Congress Blog."

Op-Ed: 'Latest Wave' of Antiabortion-Rights Laws 'Based on Bad Medicine'

April 21, 2015 — "The latest wave of state legislation to restrict abortion access is based on bad medicine and would prevent doctors from providing medical care based on their judgment of what's best for each patient," Vanessa Cullins, vice president for external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill's "Congress Blog."

For example, Cullins cites an Arizona law (SB 1318) that "forces doctors to tell women medication abortion can be reversed (which is simply untrue)" and measures in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) "that ban abortion methods that are proven to be safe and effective."

Cullins writes that, "[a]ccording to the [CDC] and decades of research, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed in the United States," with "a 99 percent safety record." However, she notes that despite this fact, "some politicians have worked for years to pass laws they say are meant to enhance women's health and safety, but in fact do the opposite," such as "laws that put restrictions on abortion providers that serve no medical purpose."

Cullins notes several examples, including a law (HB 2) in Texas that "forced dozens of health centers providing safe and quality care to close" and a measure in Wisconsin (Act 37) that was "blocked by a federal judge who held the law would impose significant health risks on women in Wisconsin by significantly limiting access to legal abortions in that state." Meanwhile, she notes that other such laws "require doctors to use inferior, outdated and less effective protocols for early abortions provided by medication."

"Today abortion is safe, but we know it is safe because it is legal," Cullins writes, explaining that because the procedure is legal, it can be "taught in medical schools," "subject to ongoing research" and "subject to rigorous standards with multiple layers of oversight."

She contends that lawmakers "who are pushing bad medicine in the halls of Congress and state legislatures are on the wrong side of the medical community [and] of the American people," adding that should their efforts succeed, "it's [her] very real fear that the health of women across America ... will suffer again as it did many years ago" (Cullins, "Congress Blog," The Hill, 4/17).


Ore. Creates Workgroup To Discuss Birth Control Access Measure

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:36

An Oregon House committee on Friday rejected an amendment that would allow women to obtain hormonal contraception from a pharmacist without a prescription and assigned the proposal to a workgroup, the Mid-Valley Statesman Journal reports.

Ore. Creates Workgroup To Discuss Birth Control Access Measure

April 21, 2015 — An Oregon House committee on Friday rejected an amendment that would allow women to obtain hormonal contraception from a pharmacist without a prescription and assigned the proposal to a workgroup, the Mid-Valley Statesman Journal reports (Yoo, Mid-Valley Statesman Journal, 4/18).

Amendment Details

The amendment, proposed by state Rep. Knute Buehler (R), was attached to a bill (HB 2028) that addressed pharmacists' scope of practice (Theriault, Oregonian, 4/15). The panel passed the underlying bill, which now proceeds to the full state House for consideration (Mid-Valley Statesman Journal, 4/18).

If approved, the amendment would make the underlying bill resemble a law passed in California that, among other provisions, permits pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives. Beuhler said that the proposal technically would allow pharmacists to prescribe such contraceptives and that birth control prescribed under the proposed rules would be covered by insurance.

Under the proposal, a woman would have to be at least 18 to receive contraception without a prescription, a requirement not mentioned in the California law, according to the Bend Bulletin (Anderson, Bend Bulletin, 4/18). In addition, pharmacists would be required to give consumers a "self-screening risk assessment tool" before giving a prescription.

Further, according to the Oregonian, the proposal would let pharmacists "choose not to prescribe and dispense" birth control pills "for ethical, moral or religious reasons" (Oregonian, 4/15).

Workgroup Details

Buehler will head the workgroup with House Democratic Leader Val Hoyle.

Buehler said he hopes the workgroup will assess the proposal in time to include it with the underlying bill when that measure is considered by the state Senate. However, he said if the workgroup does not complete its report by that deadline, it will do so in time for the February 2016 short session (Mid-Valley Statesman Journal, 4/18).

Comments

Laura Terrill Patten, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, said that PPAO "is committed to advancing legislation that promotes full access to birth control methods -- without barriers based on cost, availability and other factors," but that the organization has "concerns about the way this amendment is currently drafted and its implementation."

Meanwhile, Kate Conners, a spokesperson with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said the organization "want[s] to make sure that any efforts to make oral contraceptives available over the counter" ensure that the contraceptives remain covered at no cost by insurers (Bend Bulletin, 4/18).


Nevada Assembly Advances Parental Involvement Measure

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:05

The Nevada Assembly on Friday voted 24-17 to approve legislation (AB 405) that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion, the AP/Las Vegas Sun reports.

Nevada Assembly Advances Parental Involvement Measure

April 20, 2015 — The Nevada Assembly on Friday voted 24-17 to approve legislation (AB 405) that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion, the AP/Las Vegas Sun reports (Ryan, AP/Las Vegas Sun, 4/17).

The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration (Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/17).

Bill Details

The bill, sponsored by state Assembly Speaker John Hambrick (R), would require a physician to notify parents of a minor's desire to have an abortion via a written notice delivered personally or by certified mail.

It would not apply to parents whose parental rights have been terminated or when the minor is experiencing a medical emergency, although the measure does not consider an emotional crisis as a medical emergency. In addition, minors could petition a court for an exemption to the notification requirement (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/14).

Debate on the Bill

During debate on the measure, Nevada Assembly member Heidi Swank (D) said the bill would "pu[t] a roadblock on a personal choice." According to the AP/Las Vegas Sun, bill opponents also said the measure could cause minors to seek out illegal abortions or go to other states for abortion care (AP/Las Vegas Sun, 4/17).

Abortion-rights supporters also argued that the issue had already been settled in the state when voters approved Nevada's Freedom of Choice Act in 1990. According to the Review-Journal, the ballot initiative ensured Nevada residents' right to abortion, even if the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade is overturned (Las Vegas Journal-Review, 4/17).

Meanwhile, Assembly member David Gardner (R) said the measure was a "common sense bill" that would support "parental rights" (AP/Las Vegas Sun, 4/17).


L.A. Times: Kansas, Okla. Laws Do Not 'Even Bother To Pretend To Protect Women's Health'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:05

New antiabortion-rights laws in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) that "ban the safest, most widely used method of abortion in the second trimester," do not "even bother to pretend to protect women's health" and go "straight for the drama," a Los Angeles Times editorial states.

L.A. Times Op-Ed: Kansas, Okla. Laws Do Not 'Even Bother To Pretend To Protect Women's Health'

April 20, 2015 — New antiabortion-rights laws in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) that "ban the safest, most widely used method of abortion in the second trimester," do not "even bother to pretend to protect women's health" and go "straight for the drama," a Los Angeles Times editorial states.

The editorial notes that the "nearly identical laws" ban a "procedure known as 'dilation and evacuation,'" allowing exceptions when the woman's life is in danger. "The bills were designed to make the procedure sound as gruesome as possible in nonmedical, emotion-laden terms," the editorial states.

However, according to the editorial, the procedure is used "in about 95% of second trimester abortions because it is the most effective method at that stage of pregnancy." The alternative procedure, called a medical abortion, "takes longer, is less certain to work and sometimes requires a second procedure," according to the editorial.

The editorial states, "No matter how abortion opponents describe the ... procedure, their efforts represent nothing more than another attack on access to legal and safe abortions" (Los Angeles Times, 4/19).


20-Week Abortion Ban Advances in S.C. Senate, Now Faces Procedural Block

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:05

A South Carolina Senate committee on Thursday voted 9-6 to advance legislation (H 3114) that would ban most abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but a procedural obstacle could block the measure from a full chamber vote, the Palmetto Post and Courier reports.

20-Week Abortion Ban Advances in S.C. Senate, Now Faces Procedural Block

April 20, 2015 — A South Carolina Senate committee on Thursday voted 9-6 to advance legislation (H 3114) that would ban most abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but a procedural obstacle could block the measure from a full chamber vote, the Palmetto Post and Courier reports (Moore, Palmetto Post and Courier, 4/16).

A similar measure (H 4223) passed the state House last year but stalled in the state Senate.

Background

The 20-week legislation is based on the disputed notion that a fetus can feel pain at that point of development. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has said there is no legitimate scientific evidence showing that fetuses are capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks.

Current state law bans abortion at 24 weeks, with an exception for endangerment to a woman's life.

Bill Details

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Wendy Nanney (R), would permit abortion after 20 weeks to save a woman's life. If an abortion is needed to save a woman's life, a physician would be required to remove the fetus using a method that would give the fetus the best chance of survival. In addition, physicians would be required in such cases to report certain data to the state, including the method of abortion used and the age of the woman.

Further, the bill would require physicians to determine the length of gestation prior to performing abortions, except in cases of endangerment to a woman's life.

Physicians convicted of violating the law could face fines of up to $10,000 and potential jail time of up to three years (Women's Health Policy Report, 2/17).

Panel Adds Exceptions for Rape, Incest, Severe Fetal Anomalies

The state Senate Medical Affairs Committee advanced the measure on Thursday with several amendments.

According to the Palmetto Post and Courier, the panel by a single vote amended the measure to include exceptions for victims of rape, incest and in instances where "severe fetal anomalies" would prevent fetal survival.

Measure Faces Procedural Hurdle to Full Senate Vote

Although the committee voted to advance the measure, the panel would need to lift a procedural road block -- known as a minority report -- before it can send the bill to the full state Senate for consideration. Two-thirds of the full state Senate would have to vote to remove the minority report block.

According to the Post and Courier, state Sens. Brad Hutto (D) and Joel Lourie (D) placed the hold on the measure because they believe it would impede women's reproductive rights.

Meanwhile, state Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (R) said he anticipates that supporters of the measure will try to consider the bill in a special order but is uncertain whether the attempt would be successful. According to the Post and Courier, only a few bills are considered via special order each year (Palmetto Post and Courier, 4/16).


Fla. Senate Committee Approves 24-Hour Mandatory Delay Bill

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:05

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 6-3 to approve a bill (SB 724) that would implement a 24-hour mandatory delay period before a woman can have an abortion, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Fla. Senate Committee Approves 24-Hour Mandatory Delay Bill

April 20, 2015 — The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 6-3 to approve a bill (SB 724) that would implement a 24-hour mandatory delay period before a woman can have an abortion, the Tallahassee Democrat reports (Cotterell, Tallahassee Democrat, 4/15).

Companion legislation (HB 633) is being considered in the Florida House (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/3).

Bill Details

The bill, proposed by state Sen. Anitere Flores (R), would require a woman to meet in person with a physician at least 24 hours prior to having an abortion. The bill includes an exception for emergencies.

The committee rejected an amendment, proposed by state Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D), that would have waived the delay in cases of rape, incest or health risk.

Bill Prospects

The bill now heads to the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee, which is chaired by Flores.

According to the Democrat, it is not clear whether the bill will pass in the two weeks before the legislative session concludes on May 1.

Comments

Flores said the measure would help "ensure that women have all the information necessary prior to having" an abortion. She added that 26 states have enacted such delays, with some instituting delays that are longer than 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Joyner said the measure aims to restrict abortion. She said women seeking abortion care have already considered other options prior to having an abortion. Moreover, she noted that the mandatory delay would require women to make multiple trips to the clinic, which could be difficult for women in rural areas and for those who wish to keep their decision private.

State Sen. Darren Soto (D) said the bill likely is unconstitutional. He said both the state constitution and the Supreme Court's precedent require a "compelling state interest" to restrict medical decisions. According to Soto, there is no such need to require women to wait 24 hours to have the procedure (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/15).


Nevada Assembly Advances Parental Involvement Measure

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:07

The Nevada Assembly on Friday voted 24-17 to approve legislation (AB 405) that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion, the AP/Las Vegas Sun reports.

Nevada Assembly Advances Parental Involvement Measure

April 20, 2015 — The Nevada Assembly on Friday voted 24-17 to approve legislation (AB 405) that would require parental notification 48 hours before a minor's abortion, the AP/Las Vegas Sun reports (Ryan, AP/Las Vegas Sun, 4/17).

The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration (Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/17).

Bill Details

The bill, sponsored by state Assembly Speaker John Hambrick (R), would require a physician to notify parents of a minor's desire to have an abortion via a written notice delivered personally or by certified mail.

It would not apply to parents whose parental rights have been terminated or when the minor is experiencing a medical emergency, although the measure does not consider an emotional crisis as a medical emergency. In addition, minors could petition a court for an exemption to the notification requirement (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/14).

Debate on the Bill

During debate on the measure, Nevada Assembly member Heidi Swank (D) said the bill would "pu[t] a roadblock on a personal choice." According to the AP/Las Vegas Sun, bill opponents also said the measure could cause minors to seek out illegal abortions or go to other states for abortion care (AP/Las Vegas Sun, 4/17).

Abortion-rights supporters also argued that the issue had already been settled in the state when voters approved Nevada's Freedom of Choice Act in 1990. According to the Review-Journal, the ballot initiative ensured Nevada residents' right to abortion, even if the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade is overturned (Las Vegas Journal-Review, 4/17).

Meanwhile, Assembly member David Gardner (R) said the measure was a "common sense bill" that would support "parental rights" (AP/Las Vegas Sun, 4/17).


L.A. Times: Kansas, Okla. Laws Do Not 'Even Bother To Pretend To Protect Women's Health'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:04

New antiabortion-rights laws in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) that "ban the safest, most widely used method of abortion in the second trimester," do not "even bother to pretend to protect women's health" and go "straight for the drama," a Los Angeles Times editorial states.

L.A. Times Op-Ed: Kansas, Okla. Laws Do Not 'Even Bother To Pretend To Protect Women's Health'

April 20, 2015 — New antiabortion-rights laws in Kansas (SB 95) and Oklahoma (HB 1721) that "ban the safest, most widely used method of abortion in the second trimester," do not "even bother to pretend to protect women's health" and go "straight for the drama," a Los Angeles Times editorial states.

The editorial notes that the "nearly identical laws" ban a "procedure known as 'dilation and evacuation,'" allowing exceptions when the woman's life is in danger. "The bills were designed to make the procedure sound as gruesome as possible in nonmedical, emotion-laden terms," the editorial states.

However, according to the editorial, the procedure is used "in about 95% of second trimester abortions because it is the most effective method at that stage of pregnancy." The alternative procedure, called a medical abortion, "takes longer, is less certain to work and sometimes requires a second procedure," according to the editorial.

The editorial states, "No matter how abortion opponents describe the ... procedure, their efforts represent nothing more than another attack on access to legal and safe abortions" (Los Angeles Times, 4/19).