Tag Archives: abortion

I’m a Woman Not a Womb: Texas’ S.B. 8 in the Global Context

By: Alexandra Spaw April 12, 2022 “Can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the male body?” The Governor of Texas recently signed into law a statutory scheme that Chief Justice Roberts has described as “not only unusual, but unprecedented.” The Texas Heartbeat Act (“S.B. 8”) has […]

H.R. 7 Threatens to Make the Hyde Amendment Part of the U.S. Code, Further Compromising Access to Abortion for Low Income Women and Women of Color

NICOLE PORTNOV – On January 13, 2017, H.R. 7—the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017—was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, and by January 24, it had passed by a vote of 238 to 183. The bill adds to the U.S. Code the provisions known collectively as […]

The HB1411 Registration Requirement: Chilling Speech or the Set Up for a Gag Rule in Florida?

NICOLE PORTNOV – The Mexico City Policy, first put in place from 1985 to 1993, stipulated that non-governmental organizations abroad receiving U.S. assistance could not use separately obtained funds to educate the public, or the government in their countries of operation, on the need to make safe abortion available, advocate for the provision of legal […]

Northern Ireland’s Abortion Law – The Harshest in Europe

BY LAUREN GALLAGHER – “Sometimes it feels like you are in one of those American states on the frontline of the abortion wars such as Texas. I have had to walk the women out through the protests all the way to the railway and bus stations across the road and sometimes into the city centre.” […]