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The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
It's a great day for American jobs. We'll see what happens. Yes. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
We'll see what happens. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
You watch, it will be one of your really fantastic decisions. We'll see what happens. Yes. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept.
As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of nonabortion services such as cancer screenings. Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services.
These results from the longest-running study in the world into oral contraceptive use are reassuring. They provide strong evidence that most women do not expose themselves to long-term cancer harm if they choose to use oral contraception; indeed, many are likely to be protected. Because the study has been going for such a long time we are able to look at the very long term effects, if there are any, associated with the pill.
Informed consent is a vitally important part of ethical medical practice. But it is strange that in the case of abortion, as opposed to every other medical procedure, the information given to patients comes from lawmakers, not from doctors.
There is no doubt that he has given serious consideration to issues such as abortion, affirmative action and executive power. He should not promise how he would decide future cases, but he should be required to disclose his real views on these and other controversial constitutional questions. The American people have a right to know.
Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women, I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice.
We have had an incredible relationship with the tech community for many many years. So many of the patients that we see at Planned Parenthood reach us through technology. Current congressional efforts to cut off access to this essential health care provider would hurt women, their families, and the businesses they lead, work for, and support.
We were headed down a path that was pretty dark with a Supreme Court decision redefining marriage. In the early weeks of this administration more has been done to address the biggest tragedy, the biggest catastrophe, and that is abortion. More has been done to benefit the causes of life, which is more important than anything we have in our society … Everything else is trumped by this issue of life.
The human is a magnificent piece of work at all stages of development, wondrous in every regard, from the microscopic until full development. It was either send them that or ignore it. I figured, I don't want my name associated as a donation to Planned Parenthood, in my name, to go on undenounced by me.
This is their way of standing with Planned Parenthood and also rejecting this kind of hate speech.
The information you want provided to every patient receiving an abortion already exists and can be given to any patient at any time with very little lead time. Abortion is legal, whether you like it or not, and this legislation will not prevent anyone who wants an abortion from getting one.
He was pretty disrespectful and rude throughout the email exchange. I was frustrated and thought I might feel less frustrated if I donated to Planned Parenthood in his name since he's fighting to make access to women's health care impossible, and I wanted to do something about it.
In a tweet sent Nov. 12, Planned Parenthood confirmed that many donors are contributing not just in Pence's name, but they're writing in the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Our message speaks to the population of Amsterdam, and that's to do with the fact that Amsterdam is a metropolis with lots of young, well educated people. What we share is a very open and tolerant view of the world, socially and culturally, whether about abortion, euthanasia or the soft drugs policy. But I think the reason we've overtaken D66 is that we have a social-economic message of sharing fairly. In a city like Amsterdam, where inequality is rising, integration is an ongoing process, but we've shown it can be dealt with differently.
"It ends funding to Planned Parenthood and sends money to community centres ,"
If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy.
Northam has been a consistent champion and built his career on it. When he was a congressman, Perriello's vote for the Stupak amendment was a vote to limit women's access to basic health care. That's a pretty stark contrast in records.
Women's reproductive health and rights is on the cusp, and we want this to be a referendum on Trump and his agenda.
I'm embarrassed for Representative Farrar. Her attempt to compare to the abortion issue shows a lack of a basic understanding of human biology. I would recommend that she consider taking a high school biology class from a local public or charter school before filing another bill on the matter.
I donated to the ACLU, then I donated to Planned Parenthood, and then I got the email about coming here. I couldn't make it to the Women's March, but I want to get involved.
Instead, it was believed that the abortion rights battle would be fought in state legislatures, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has suggested that the United States might be more accepting of abortion rights if that had happened. Beilenson told me he also believed this.
The process to terminate a pregnancy in Missouri is insulting.
There's no reason insurers would sell any plans that cover abortion because everyone would be wanting to use these tax credits.
If I rule the world, one thing we would do to make the future better, would be the education of girls. Not just here in America, across the world. Because one woman succeed, world succeed. Thank you all very much for coming.
In a way it's good that everyone is coming out and we're starting to get together. We are starting to become a nation that stands by each other. It's just sad that in this day and age it needs to happen still. But I'm just proud that everyone is out supporting and helping each other.
We protest against the ban on abortion and the ban on contraception – lack of access to contraception – but also the fact that we are not supported when we want to have children because the 'In vitro' IVF procedure is shut down and because of the fact that adoption procedures are very limited.
In the US there has been the beginning of a conversation on NGOs that support abortion. And Poland has also tightened the rules on abortions.
As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of nonabortion services such as cancer screenings. Millions and millions of women – cervical cancer, breast cancer – are helped by Planned Parenthood. I would defund it because I'm pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.
If we only fight our own battles – if that is abortion in Poland, or femicide in South America – we are only fighting one finger of the giant. And we need to be taking down the giant, not the finger.
As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of non-abortion services such as cancer screenings. Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services.
As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of nonabortion services such as cancer screenings. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services.
This was the last thing on my mind four weeks ago as I struggled to come to terms with losing our baby. Luckily cost didn't prohibit me from being able to choose how best to proceed for my mind, body, and soul. Unfortunately not everyone has that luxury. THIS is why we need Planned Parenthood and the ACA. This is why we march.
Millions and millions of women – cervical cancer, breast cancer – are helped by Planned Parenthood. I would defund it because I'm pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.
At a time when extreme politicians in Congress want to block millions of people from accessing essential preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers, it is reassuring to see Governor Baker put the health and wellbeing of our communities ahead of politics.
Governor Baker is a strong supporter of women's health and believes the commonwealth has a responsibility to ensure access to the important health care services offered by Planned Parenthood in all corners of our state. The administration is prepared to fund these services should the federal government pursue changes that would block care for women and families here in Massachusetts.
It is not up to the Consitutional Court to rule when human life begins. The new law must define educational and preventive measures which would, in practice, make an abortion rather an exception..we think that this is a rational, balanced and just ruling.
Where Planned Parenthood has filled such a huge gap, is it's a known, reliable, quality source for healthcare.
It's difficult for me to call myself a feminist in a classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion, and I'm neither anti-male or pro-abortion.
They thought this would be a good opportunity to come to Latin America for the first time to promote the decriminalisation and legalisation of abortion as a human right for women.
It's a sin. Why don't you go to Holland and kill children over there? Go to Holland. Why come to Guatemala? We are already cursed enough in Guatemala, we don't need more.
Trump understands he would never have won without the strength of the evangelical vote. Those who favor liberal social policy are not likely to vote for Trump in any case. The voters in the middle won't cast their ballots based on abortion or transgender issues---they will vote on jobs, the economy and national security.
No taxpayer in Texas should have to subsidize this repugnant and illegal conduct. We should never lose sight of the fact that, as long as abortion is legal in the United States, the potential for these types of horrors will continue.
"What's happening here is that these abortionists do not want to have to acknowledge the value of the life of the unborn child and the pain that those children experience,"
"I guess I'm breaking the law, but I don't know how to not break it because no one would tell me,"
"When politicians try to practice medicine, you don't get real medicine,". "And that's what we're dealing with.".
The government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by 85 million Norwegian crowns ($10 million) compared with 2016.
The government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by 85 million Norwegian crowns ($10 million / £8.1 million) compared with 2016.
What's happening here is that these abortionists do not want to have to acknowledge the value of the life of the unborn child and the pain that those children experience.
I guess I'm breaking the law, but I don't know how to not break it because no one would tell me.
When politicians try to practice medicine, you don't get real medicine. And that's what we're dealing with.
I'm 100 percent pro-life. I don't believe in abortion even in an extreme situation. If the woman is impregnated by a rapist, it's still a child. You're not to act as your own God. My mom screamed, What did a lesbian know about raising a child?' I lost my child, and my home.
"I don't believe in abortion even in an extreme situation. If the woman is impregnated by a rapist, it's still a child. You're not to act as your own God,". "My mom screamed, 'What did a lesbian know about raising a child?' I lost my child, and my home,".
You would be almost remiss and neglectful, in my opinion, not to push that envelope going forward knowing what's coming up.
The Supreme Court called them out on that. Because the avenue of lying about what is good women's health and safety is now foreclosed to them, they're now having to turn to other methods to make operating a practice difficult if not almost impossible.
When they're always counter picketing a clinic, the right wing, there is a majority of men always present. They harass women. Many times they'll call them murderers and everything like that. We have to meet them face to face.
As long as that cell is replicating, it is alive. It's not a polyp to be removed like a cancerous growth. I don't think they're evil people. I truly don't think they understand. They see it as somebody interfering with their choice.
We have the wind in our sails. The election was a real benchmark. Pro-life voters were really a key constituency and the Trump administration has taken note.
All across the country, Planned Parenthood supporters are taking it upon themselves to organize in their communities on their own. Saturday, and every day, Planned Parenthood advocates and activists show that they refuse to be intimidated and they won't back down.
I didn't know the vote would be that close.
For the record, I'm a pro-life candidate, but I also believe in fiscal responsibility.
If anything, what I think we saw from the vote today is that legislators want to get to work, legislators want to fix our roads, make sure that all Oklahomans have access to health care. They don't want to have to continue to work on bills that are naturally going to end up in court.
We committed to the American people to repeal every tax (in Obamacare), every mandate, the regulations, and to defund (women's healthcare provider) Planned Parenthood. That's what the American people expect us to do – and they expect us to do it quickly.
The ACA set minimum levels of benefits that health plans have to cover and many are highly used, or exclusively used by women. Repeal and replace could take away that minimum level of benefits, which includes really commonly used services like contraception and maternity care.
Of course more money is needed. According to the signals we have been getting I am confident we will go far.
This ban is harsher and broader than past orders by past presidents, because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance. That means it'll hurt more people. We don't have to guess–we know what this will do. The last time the global gag rule was in effect, research showed more women who lost access to contraception had unwanted pregnancies and abortion rates doubled.
Since November, I've heard one phrase uttered over and over by senior women in the Valley: 'Why isn't Sheryl saying anything about this? I understand that Sandberg is in a brutal position, but that is the thing about standing up for what's right. It only means anything when it's inconvenient.
This week's executive order reinstating the global gag rule will make that work much harder. It bans health organizations around the world from providing counseling on all family planning options. If they refuse to abide by the ban, they could lose millions in funding from the United States. And this ban is harsher and broader than past orders by past presidents, because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance. That means it'll hurt more people. The best way to prevent abortion is through more family planning services, not fewer.
It seems unlikely DSHS'S professed purpose is a valid state interest and not a pretext for restricting abortion access. By comparison, Plaintiffs face likely constitutional violations, which could severely limit abortion access in Texas.
Steps away from here in the White House, a president and a vice president sit at their desks and make decisions for the nation. As they sit there, they stand here with you. Their impassioned defense of life as presidential candidates showed a nation that courage and commitment can overcome indifference and insults. Their decisive actions as president and vice president will further this cause.
The #MarchForLife is so important. To all of you marching --- you have my full support! A lot of people are gonna be showing up.
The horizon looked bleak for the pro-life movement. I don't identify as a Republican or a Democrat but I do vote pro-life.
For the first time in our country's history, a woman was the nominee of a major party, and over 59 million Americans voted to put Hillary Clinton in the highest office in the land. Even though we fell short, that should make us all proud. We have real challenges to face as a country. The only answer I've ever known to facing any challenge is to work harder. Today we pledge as Americans to keep working for a better future for everyone. Today we recommit ourselves to leaning in.
There's been a lot of talk about numbers this past week. It's hard to add up so many numbers after 44 years because there have been a lot of us.
We don't want to judge them. We want to help them. We consider ourselves pro-women too.
The vast majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade and support the legal right to abortion.
The law puts an undue burden on a woman's constitutional right to obtain a second-trimester abortion, and I think the legislature knows it and doesn't care.
We cannot let this happen.
Where decisions are taken that are bad for women in developing countries we should help those women. It's not about the politics, it's about those women.
For 40 years, the Hyde amendment has prevented the use of tax dollars from paying for abortion in the United States. It is inconsistent with the Hyde Amendment to fund, with taxpayer dollars, organizations that perform abortions and promote the killing of unborn children in other countries.
Abortion restrictions and clinic closures mean that patients may need to travel greater distances to access services. While many find ways to access care despite these obstacles, some of the abortion rate decline is likely attributable to women who were prevented from accessing needed services.
The bill's intent is clear: To demonize abortion providers, set up an adversarial relationship between provider and patient, shame women and block access to reproductive health care.
No one should face violence, harassment, or threats when accessing safe, legal health care. New Hampshire women deserve safe passage when entering or exiting reproductive health care facilities. Yesterday's decision preserves the thoughtful law crafted by the (New Hampshire) legislature.
An unconstitutional law shouldn't remain on the books just because abortionists haven't taken advantage of the power the law gives them to silence speech.
I think it is even more important now. We don't know what will happen on the federal level.
I saw that as a flashing yellow light, like caution to not move precipitously. My own view is that Obamacare is complex and controversial enough without including Planned Parenthood provisions.
There's a group of House Republicans led by (Rep.) Charlie Dent (R-PA) who are opposed to the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the bill, and I hope they'll be successful in separating the two issues or knocking it out all together.
Well, the Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our reconciliation bill.
Millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.
A lot of the ongoing support in the structural finances for Planned Parenthood goes to build the buildings, the infrastructure that provides abortion.
Defunding Planned Parenthood is dangerous to people's health, it's unpopular, and it would leave people across the country without care. They cannot afford to have basic reproductive health care attacked. Planned Parenthood has been here for 100 years and we're going to be here for 100 more.
Today's Republican staff report once again demonstrates that this exercise was nothing more than a partisan attack on Planned Parenthood and women's access to safe and legal abortion.
I find the interference by the government into women's personal health decisions to be morally offensive.
Today's decision is a setback, but hopefully a temporary one, since all Americans – regardless of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation – should have access to quality, affordable health care free from discrimination.
The number of abortions never goes down very much, regardless of the law. What does go down is the safety and affordability of contraception in the US.
The essential components of our role as health care providers do not change because an adolescent patient is transgender. Care should always include education about their bodies, deliberate and thoughtful assessment of symptoms or concerns, and preventive care services, like screenings and contraception. We are simply adding more nuanced cultural and medical understanding to those practices.
She "would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy.
This research shows the information [policy makers] are mandating women receive [is] inaccurate and out of date. We don't have evidence that abortion leads women to have worse mental health.
I think we are facing the fight of our lives.
Most of the time when we've had upticks in protesters, everything settles back down, but we haven't seen that happen since the election. I'm feeling that it's going to be here for a while.
Their behavior has become incredibly more aggressive to the point we've had to call the police the last three to four weeks. There's much more condemnation than I've ever seen before. They're pushing cellphone cameras into patients' faces.
We're both under threat at the state and national level. With a Republican president, Republican-majority legislature and the potential for multiple Supreme Court appointments, in some ways we're entering uncharted territory.
We are so grateful to this community across the country, and we will never stop fighting for them. We've stood defiant in the face of opposition for the last 100 years. We will never back down, and we will never stop providing the care our patients need. These doors stay open, no matter what.
You can't whip up a firestorm of hate and not think it has any consequences.
I think it's become more acceptable to espouse threats. You have a president-elect who is leading the way.
We will be working to get those voices out there to make sure politicians know what their constituents want.
Planned Parenthood's days of running amok over the laws of the land are nearly over. A new sheriff is coming to town and the era of old corrupt politicians who have shielded Planned Parenthood from the consequences of their illegal behavior is about to come to an end.
We are concerned if we have an AG who thinks Operation Rescue is a legitimate organization and takes cues from them versus understanding that the law is the law and it needs to be enforced.
This rule will strengthen access to essential services like cancer screenings and contraception for some of the most vulnerable patients in this country. Public comments showed overwhelming support for finalizing the rule, which clarifies that all organizations able to provide these services should be eligible to compete for funds.
I agree with Ohio Right to Life and other leading pro-life advocates that [Senate Bill] 127 is the best, most legally sound and sustainable approach to protecting the sanctity of human life.
Evidence matters and the evidence shows that there was no compelling public health interest for the measure.
Whether in Oklahoma, Texas or elsewhere, allowing politicians to trample women's rights by shutting down clinics is not only wrong – it's dangerous. Today's decision is a victory for Oklahoma women and another rebuke to politicians pushing underhanded laws that attack a woman's constitutionally guaranteed right to safe, legal abortion.
Under the guise of the protection of women's health, (the law) creates an undue burden on a woman's access to abortion, violating protected rights under our federal Constitution.
Passing both anti-abortion measures in a lame-duck session is political maneuvering by the Republican-dominated state legislature steered by Governor Kasich. John Kasich has a masters degree in political calculus.
This bill would effectively outlaw abortion and criminalize physicians that provide this care to their patients.
I think it has a better chance than it did before.
We're very grateful to see that action is being taken on this facility, and we are hoping it will spare thousands of lives in Dayton in the long run.
Other ob/gyn's in the community saw what was going on and didn't want to be part of it. Since then, they've operated with three back-up doctors and haven't had any problems.
We will not let politics get in the way of health care.
We will use all the tools at our disposal - and that includes the courts - to ensure that folks' constitutional rights are protected.
We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue the life they want, including the right to decide to end a pregnancy. Individual rights and freedom go to the heart of who we are as a country, including the right to access safe and legal abortion.
We're working to be prepared. We're going to provide care to our patients whether they have insurance or not.
They lost big at the ballot box, so now they're looking to the courts to undo the will of state legislatures. They realize the sense of urgency to head to the courts now knowing that the judicial landscape will change under a pro-life President Trump.
A woman must be able to make health decisions at different points in her pregnancy that are best for her circumstances, including whether to end a pregnancy, without interference from politicians.
I was really shocked about today. I was glad obviously to hear the sentence reduced, but I was looking forward to being another voice for the unborn – so I was disappointed in that respect.
Dr. Tiller's assassination most certainly left a hole in the reproductive rights movement, but we remain committed to this critical work in his honor and memory.
We are glad we can put this to rest.
If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?
The pope is not at all turning back on important issues of faith, for example, he defines abortion as a sin. But the way this [sin] is looked at changes. He [the pope] says, in the Bible God is so full of mercy that no priest, no law, can be held up against a sinner if God decides to pardon them. This is something quite serious.
The sin of abortion is technically an expression that includes all the people who are involved in an abortion. Thus from the women to the nurse to the doctor and whoever supports this procedure. The sin of abortion is inclusive. Thus forgiveness for the sin of abortion is all-inclusive and extends to all those who are participants in this sin.
I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father.
I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father. May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation.
I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion. The provision I had made in this regard, limited to the duration of the Extraordinary Holy Year, is hereby extended.
Mercy cannot become a mere parenthesis in the life of the Church; it constitutes her very existence, through which the profound truths of the Gospel are made manifest and tangible. Everything is revealed in mercy; everything is resolved in the merciful love of the Father.
I ask you to be welcoming to all, witnesses of fatherly love whatever the gravity of the sin involved, attentive in helping penitents to reflect on the evil they have done, clear in presenting moral principles, willing to walk patiently beside the faithful on their penitential journey, farsighted in discerning individual cases and generous in dispensing God's forgiveness.
Lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God's forgiveness, I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion. The provision I had made in this regard, limited to the duration of the extraordinary Holy Year, is hereby extended, notwithstanding anything to the contrary.
We are pleased that this outpouring of support recognizes the good work Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky does and we welcome the financial support to continue to service our patients who need it most. Hoosiers have recognized how bad Pence is for women for a really long time and now the nation is joining us in the fight against him.
If Roe were overturned, we would likely return to a patchwork quilt of laws, which would force women onto the road even more than at present.
A majority of Floridians support access to abortion, and don't want to see it go away.
For many women, it's not possible to traverse across multiple state lines. This could have tragic consequences.
Is that the world we want, where women's ability to get the care she needs depends on her ability to go to another state?
It's not so easy to overturn Roe. Women in this country would not stand for it.
Roe is already in shambles.
It would restart a serious debate about sanctity of life issues in the United States. This is a debate that pro-lifers welcome.
Illinois is and should remain an oasis for abortion care, but we can't be complacent about that. I don't think our legislature is poised to pass a ban should Roe be overturned. But things can always change.
Our state affiliates have been working to pass laws, but they run up against Roe. If Roe were overturned, it would allow us to fight in each state.
I'm pro-life. The judges will be pro-life... They'll be pro-life, they'll be – in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody's talking about the Second Amendment and they're trying to dice it up and change it, they're going to be very pro-Second Amendment. But having to do with abortion if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states.
What they did was make it more profitable. It will increase the pool of potential customers.
The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make. I do not think the U.S. government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions.
No doctor does abortions one or two or three days before term delivery. Ever.
For the first time Hillary Clinton was pressed to own up to the fact that there is not one circumstance in which she would protect the right to life of an unborn child.
If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you could take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother.
This afternoon's vote signals a victory and the end of a protracted regulatory fight over the future of women's health in Virginia.
We will strive to ensure that even in pregnancies which are very difficult, when a child is sure to die, or strongly deformed, women end up giving birth so that the child can be baptized, buried, and have a name.
Yet another court has said it is unacceptable for politicians to dictate where women can go for their health care. This case is about the people who rely on us for basic care every day. We will not stand for these attacks on our patients' right to health care, and Planned Parenthood will fight for our patients at every turn.
I thought it only made sense to use his own words to sell a product that would then benefit Planned Parenthood.
I strongly support Roe v. Wade. I will defend Roe v. Wade, I will defend a woman's right to make her own decision.
Our finding directly challenges the narrative that decision making on abortion is somehow exceptional compared to other health care decisions and requires additional protection, such as state laws that mandate waiting periods or targeted counseling, and whose stated purpose is to prevent women from making an unconsidered decision.
Laws aimed at preventing women from making an unconsidered decision about abortion - including mandatory waiting periods and information scripts, ultrasound review requirements, and parental involvement requirements - are common in the U.S.
Levels of certainty about the decision to have an abortion were comparable to, and often higher than, levels of certainty found in other studies of men and women making other health care decisions like whether to have a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis, undergo prenatal testing after infertility, or have reconstructive knee surgery.
But it is fantastic to have confirmation of the fact that women are able to make the decision to end a pregnancy with a high level of certainty.
I think they support the model we have in Victoria, Australia, where women are assumed to be capable of making the decision, and of accessing the support they need to do so.
These laws presuppose that most women are conflicted in their decision about abortion, and need additional time and information to make a decision.
This is a doctor who has been performing abortions safely and carefully for 23 years.
We know the number one reason women report stopping hormonal contraceptives is mood disorders. It is really important to point out that depression remains one of the most untreated health problems, especially for women. A common complaint of women using hormonal contraception is that they feel irritable, they feel tired, they have weight gain. But that's not clinical depression.
Hillary Clinton is committed to enacting policies that will erode religious liberty, promote abortion, make our country less safe, and leave our borders unprotected. ... Donald Trump will reverse these failed policies. I continue to support the Trump-Pence Ticket.
It lowers my confidence in my hypothesis, which is that hormonal contraception sort of regulates mood.
Women using hormonal contraception had a lower risk of depression.
Buddhism won't affect the law, but some doctors might refuse.
The difficulty with Zika is to determine microcephaly. It is usually found later in pregnancy.
Legal medical abortions can be done up to 24 weeks. The reason is that at 24 weeks and after the baby already has a good chance of survival.
Murdered children lost.
For PiS, its relations with the Church hierarchy mean that it cannot agree to any easing of abortion restrictions. It will waver between the status quo and some tightening.
PiS realises this is an important issue that could have meaningful impact on their government and how long it governs. They could lose the two sections of the electorate that helped them succeed.
Mike Pence was working to defund Planned Parenthood before it was cool.
The right to life, or as some insist, the right to an abortion, is an important moral challenge for our civilisation, our western civilisation. Let them have fun.
They should go ahead if they think there are no bigger problems in Poland.
It's my hope that what we're doing today will ensure we get a referendum and the government moves as quickly as possible.
This is intended to undermine the state authority in Kansas – to undo tiering – and is intended to be a gift for Planned Parenthood.
We cannot say it helps black women to take another opportunity to make a decision away from them. We are not simple minded. We are not duped.
The American people deserve to know where the candidates stand, in the most important election this century and in the last century.
A lengthy debate on the issue in parliament is a threat because society is reluctant to change current rules.
We need to stop children from being killed because they have development flaws. This is inhuman.
New York's abortion law, once ahead of its time, for too long has been woefully out of date, causing confusion for providers and leaving women without the full extent of their constitutionally-protected right to access abortion.
Republicans were more interested in attacking Planned Parenthood and flying the Confederate flag. Can't make that stuff up – that's really the truth – than protecting women and babies from this awful virus. Our colleagues across the aisle will point to partisan excuses, but the bottom line is this: There's no excuse not to pass these bills.
Just as what happened before, there will be advances made that are not in the label. Providers in Ohio won't be able to follow it.
If this law had gone into effect, it would have made a bad situation even worse.
Today's ruling supports the rights of all Ohioans to access needed health care. This law would have been especially burdensome to communities of color and people with low income who already often have the least access to care – this law would have made a bad situation worse. Politicians have no business blocking patients from the care they need – and today the court stopped them in their tracks.
Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) has been shown to be a convenient and effective option for women desiring postpartum birth control.
My voting position on abortion hasn't really changed. I support the Hyde Amendment. I haven't changed that.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund will redouble efforts to educate Sen. Kaine on the dangerous impact Hyde has on women with public insurance coverage. While we strongly disagree with Senator Kaine on this point, there are many places where we do agree.
Let's repeal laws like the Hyde Amendment that make it nearly impossible, make it nearly impossible for low-income women, disproportionately women of color, to exercise their full reproductive rights.
We got women's right to choose under that Supreme Court by standing up and refusing to take no for an answer. We see justices change over time, and some of the most progressive judges were appointed by conservatives. So the question is, are we going to throw ourselves over the cliff here? Would you take climate change so that you can have abortion rights?
Republicans chose to put their ideological battle against Planned Parenthood ahead of their responsibilities as legislators to help fight Zika.
If he does select Pence, I probably will vote for him.
What was apparent to me then was there was some unwritten agreement that we had arrived at, an unstated truce between pro-abortion and pro-life legislators. When we introduced this, it was a completely different element in the equation.
Republicans have no desire to work with us to get a bipartisan Zika funding bill to the president – now, or any time in the future. It's all been a charade. Republicans are interested in one thing only: attacking Planned Parenthood.
There's a couple things on the social issues -- with the RFRA law and the abortion issue, too -- that I'm a little hesitant on, but on economic issues, I think he's better for the state.
Abortion, I think it's a, I think for women, and these are difficult issues, but I think women have to be able to choose.
The direction of this county is going into the wrong direction. I vote for leaders.
We are extremely pleased that Indiana's attempt to violate women's basic rights has been thwarted. This law attempted to do exactly what Supreme Court precedent said could not be done: invade a woman's privacy rights by preventing her from deciding whether to obtain a pre-viability abortion.
The United States Supreme Court has stated in categorical terms that a state may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability.
Today a federal judge denied the civil rights of unborn children, then proceeded to equate aborted children to common medical waste by blocking dignified disposal. This ruling is an appalling human rights injustice.
This is what we've been waiting on. We've been on pins and needles not knowing when this ruling would come down. This is a wonderful victory for us.
This case is an ominous sign. At issue are Washington State regulations that are likely to make a pharmacist unemployable if he or she objects on religious grounds to dispensing certain prescription medications. [T]here is much evidence that the impetus for the adoption of the regulations was hostility to pharmacists whose religious beliefs regarding abortion and contraception are out of step with prevailing opinion in the state.
Far too many women still face insurmountable barriers, which is why we are taking this fight state by state. It's time to pass state laws to protect a woman's constitutional right to abortion, and repeal ones that block it.
We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes. Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a pre-viability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access … and each violates the federal Constitution.
I am beyond elated. After years of fighting heartless, anti-abortion Texas politicians who would seemingly stop at nothing to push abortion out of reach, I want everyone to understand: you don't mess with Texas, you don't mess with Whole Woman's Health, and you don't mess with this beautiful, powerful movement of people dedicated to reproductive health, rights, and justice.
We expect to be relying on it heavily in our cases moving forward.
While we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon, it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained.
Some of the abortion restrictions we've seen enacted in recent years are like the Texas restrictions in that they are not based on evidence. They are sham measures based on deception and pretext. If we apply the standards in cases in other restrictions, we'll see them struck down as well.
The court actually is saying it cares about the record evidence, the facts.
It's an incredibly encouraging development. The court is saying these laws need to be evidence-based. States can't just make up bogus reasons for enacting these restrictions that deprive women of access to essential reproductive healthcare.
At least with this Supreme Court, with Justice Kennedy, restrictions that are packaged as informing women's decisions may be treated differently, I think.
What do they do now? They try to get Trump elected.
The decision should send a loud signal to politicians that they can no longer hide behind sham rationales to shut down clinics and prevent a woman who has decided to end a pregnancy from getting the care she needs.
Every day, Whole Woman's Health treats our patients with compassion, respect and dignity. And today the Supreme Court did the same. We're thrilled that today justice was served and our clinics stay open.
The decision erodes states' lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost. Texas' goal is to protect innocent life, while ensuring the highest health and safety standards for women.
Since the law went into effect, many doctors who mainly performed abortion procedures, pretty much stopped providing any kind of medical service.
A win doesn't mean the struggle is over, clinics don't reopen overnight. We have a daunting task ahead of us...renewing leases, hiring staff, and working with the communities that we previously served to help us reopen for care. Today we make history and tomorrow we get back to work.
We agree with the District Court that the surgical center requirement, like the admitting-privileges requirement, provides few, if any, health benefits for women, poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions, and constitutes an 'undue burden' on their constitutional right to do so.
We are thrilled that these dangerous provisions have been struck down. This is a win for women. Every person must have the right to make their own personal decisions about abortion, and we will fight like hell to ensure they do.
I don't like it personally. I'm opposed to abortion. I deeply believe, and not just as a matter of politics, but even as a matter of morality, that matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They're moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves. And the last thing we need is government intruding into those personal decisions.
We know that the contemporary abortion declines were basically as a result of declines in unintended pregnancies. more desirable contraceptive use is likely the important thing driver of the declines in both unintended pregnancy and abortion.
Women must have urgent access to the full spectrum of reproductive health services to avoid the potentially tragic consequences of Zika exposure. All women must have the legal right to abortion, unconstrained by harassment, unavailability of care, procedure bans, or other legislative or regulatory barriers. The Zika crisis makes it impossible to ignore that women around the world do not have access to this basic health care need.
If Zika does begin to transmit locally, you're looking at situations for (U.S.) women that may not be that different from countries like Brazil or Ecuador.
When you issue these kinds of advisories, but you uncouple them from pathways to safe and legal care, you create a really difficult situation for women.
Many of these women felt underinformed and very scared.
I have the human right to access and use these medicines.
Someone was saying in a petition comment that it was a little bit like, for example, denying women the right to vote in abortion laws. It's a powerful statement, but I quite agree with that. It's about…your life will change on 23rd of June and you have no idea what will happen!
The purpose of taking the pills is to show they are safe because in the North (Northern Ireland) there is a lot of scaremongering around the issue.
We do not intend to appeal the judge's decision. Our office remains focused on the felony charge.
This is a huge win for the pro-life movement. The court recognized that the charges brought by the Harris County District Attorney's Office were flawed from their inception.
I'd rather have women's health and safety in some parts of the country than no parts of the country.
A 4-4 decision would leave us in the untenable situation where a woman's ability to get an abortion will depend on where she lives.
It comes down to Justice Kennedy, and during the argument he didn't show his hand too much.
This law places a terrible chilling effect on those conversations by saying certain aspects of the decision are going to be controlled by the government.
The Irish government must take its head out of the sand and see that it has to tackle this issue.
This ruling is a victory for the tens of thousands of Ohioans that rely on Planned Parenthood for care each year.
Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees are a woman's worst nightmare. Their records reveal a lineup of individuals who would likely overturn Roe v. Wade if given the chance, gutting what's left of abortion access in this country and heaping punishment on women.
It wasn't easy at all, it took a lot of reassurance, a lot of conversations over the phone, by email, on Skype, on Facebook. They really were scared to speak. Of course it's difficult for any woman to talk about abortion, whether it's legal or not. The first thing we had to do was to take a written commitment for us not to reveal their identity, and that was reassuring.
Considering that women have to carry their baby to term, because there is a blanket ban on abortion, are they still screened during their pregnancy?
But how about this doctor you interviewed in your report? She's not even a gynecologist and yet she too did not want to appear on camera. How come?
You can risk up to four years in prison if you perform an abortion, and even advising women or assisting them in any way for anyone in the medical profession carries some penalties.
And performing or supporting an abortion actually carries a penalty.
Of course they are. Malta is a very developed country and the have all the usual tests that any other country has: the ultrasounds, the scans and so on. You can have amniocentesis [also referred to as amniotic fluid test or AFT] if you want to, however I was told that in some cases they just don't bother because there is this ban on abortion, or [because] it's beyond their beliefs and understanding.
On the other hand, they wanted to talk, they wanted to share their experience, and the fact that I was a foreign journalist working for an international network made it easier for them. Paradoxically they could tell the world about an experience they couldn't even talk about to their own mother or sister.
So you mean for some of them it was actually the first time they talked about the procedure openly?
Valerie, considering that in Malta women can not have an abortion, does it mean that there is a higher prevalence of birth defects compared to other European countries?
Indeed, it was. The lady who spoke to us who had an abortion in her 40s hadn't told anyone. There was another woman that we were in touch with who lives abroad who isn't in the report. She had agreed to talk to us, again on condition of anonymity because her partner didn't know about it.
Well this is actually what the official figures show. Prevalence of what are called neural tube defects (NTDs) is the highest in the EU. Also for Down syndrome, Malta is ranked second, just after Ireland and before Poland, which happen to be the countries where the abortion laws are the most restrictive. The surveys also make a clear link between the fact that abortion is banned and these high birth defect rates.
Valerie, you're just back from Malta. We saw in your report how difficult it is for people to talk about abortion. How did you convince the women who went through the procedure to talk to you?
Indeed she's not a gynecologist but she explained that even speaking about abortion in a way that implies that you're in favour of at least an easing of the ban would be risky for her. She could lose her licence and, at the very best, she could lose her reputation and her patients.
Abortion in Malta is very much a taboo subject. I've made repeated efforts, including here in my hotel room, to try and convince people to talk to us, particularly those who want to decriminalise abortion. They exist, they're active on social media, but speaking openly is out of the question.
Sociologists we've contacted didn't want to meet us. And ultimately it's here in the village of Zabbar, whose patron saint is the Madonna, that we see some light, in the street of the Immaculate Conception.
More women living in countries with the most restrictive abortion laws have an unmet need for contraception - that is, they want to avoid getting pregnant but are not using a method of family planning - than women in countries with more liberal laws, and this adds to the incidence of abortion in countries with restrictive laws.
In developing countries ... family planning services do not seem to be keeping up with the increasing desire for smaller families.
The State of Ohio has every right and reason to cut off state funding from entities that do not fit our state policy to prefer childbirth over abortion. Millions of times over, Planned Parenthood has proven that its mission is antithetical to this policy, and its work is destructive to human life.
We expect that Secretary Clinton will be the nominee, particularly after tomorrow. Sen. Sanders and his campaign need to decide if they're going to continue on this line of attack. He needs to decide if he wants to continue making attacks on the Democratic Party itself and on allied groups like Planned Parenthood.
There is a new generation of activist doctors. They choose to do terminations of pregnancies because it is a deeply held and passionate belief that women should have access to care.
I don't think we have a provider shortage anymore. What we have is a distribution problem. We have a lot of providers in some of our city centers, but in rural areas there are very few people willing or able to provide care.
The laws are set now on abortion and that's the way they're going to remain until they're changed. A question was asked to me. And it was asked in a very hypothetical. And it was said, Illegal, illegal.' I've been told by some people that was an older line answer and that was an answer that was given on a, you know, basis of an older line from years ago on a very conservative basis.
Mr. Trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now – until he is President. Then he will change the law through his judicial appointments and allow the states to protect the unborn. There is nothing new or different here.
The question is, will he be able to get to the point of confidently communicating his position to contrast with Hillary Clinton in a way that helps? I think it's possible.
I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things.
There was no time to get on the phone and compare talking points, but all the comments were consistent. The foundational premise of the pro-life movement is to protect both the mother and the unborn child. We don't leave one of them behind.
It's dismaying to see that. None of the other candidates would have made that mistake.
The query is, will he be capable of get to the purpose of confidently speaking his place to distinction with Hillary Clinton in approach that helps. I feel it's potential.
To think that this is an issue that is not deserving of reaction just demonstrates a lack of appreciation for how serious this is. This goes to the heart of who we are as women, what kind of rights and choices we have, it certainly is as important as any economic issue.
I know Senator Sanders supports a woman's right to choose, but I also know Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL endorsed me because I have led on this issue, I have fought on this issue. We need a president who is passionate about this, seeing it as a top priority because women's health is under assault across America.
Oh, I know, the Bernie people came to say that, we're very sorry you're leaving.
What Donald Trump said was outrageous and dangerous. I'm constantly taken aback at the kinds of things that he advocates for. Once again, he has showed us who he is. We can't let someone with this much contempt for women's rights anywhere near the White House.
What should the law be on abortion?
The Republicans all line up together. Now maybe they aren't quite as open about it as Donald Trump was earlier today, but they all have the same position. If you make abortion a crime – you make it illegal – then you make women and doctors criminals.
Bear in mind, I don't believe that he was warned that that question was coming, and I don't think he really had a chance to really think about it. That happens very frequently, and you know, what you develop with experience is how to answer that in a way that is not definitive.
In all the positions the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken around the issue of abortion, they have not called for punishment of women who've had abortions.
Of course, women shouldn't be punished. he opposed abortion except in specific cases such as rape.
The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb.
Well, first of all, he united the pro-choice and pro-life groups, which I don't know how he did that. But think about this: he said he would use nuclear weapons, maybe in Europe, that we would leave Nato, he would have a supreme court justice who would have to investigate Hillary's emails, that would be one of the requirements for being a justice. Then he said we should destroy the Geneva conventions.
This is not something you can dodge. If you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under the law. Should abortion be punished?
Absolutely not. I do have exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother but of course women shouldn't be punished.
Absolutely not. I do have exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother but of course women shouldn't be punished. Look, you know -- I think probably Donald Trump will figure out a way to say that he didn't say it or he was misquoted or whatever but I don't think so. I don't think that's an appropriate response and it's a difficult enough situation then to try to punish somebody.
The FDA label has finally caught up to the evidence based practice in the United States. It has the potential of opening medical abortion care in more rural areas because it does not have to be given by a surgical abortion provider.
I got the most votes, and I didn't get the most delegates. The Republican Party hasn't treated me properly in my opinion.
The pledge is simple, each candidate agreed to run as a Republican and support the nominee. We are confident that Republicans will unite to defeat (Democratic front-runner) Hillary Clinton.
I don't really care whether or not Cruz endorses me. The only ones supporting me that I care about are the people.
We are delighted that the FDA has approved a label change, which brings the label for mifepristone in line with scientific research and evidence-based practice.
The idea that the government doesn't have some other way to do this is really a pretty silly argument.
These underhanded tactics to cut off women's access to safe, legal abortion simply cannot stand.
Medical abortions are up nationwide but down significantly in Texas. I thought an underlying theme, or at least an underlying factual demonstration, is that this law has really increased the number of surgical procedures as opposed to medical procedures, and that this might not be medically wise.
As women's health physicians, we fundamentally believe that in order to keep abortion safe, we must keep it both legal and accessible.
If you support life, let me hear you scream.
What was the problem the legislature was responding to that it needed to improve the facilities for women's health?
The Texas law is an absolute sham.
This is a tricky case for Justice Kennedy. It purports to protect maternal health… but it's going to have the effect of making sure that hundreds and thousands of Texas women either have to drive 150, 200 miles to clinics that are giving them 20- and 30-day waiting periods.
We are the pro-life movement that is here to stand up for the women. We are here to stand up for the unborn and we are here to stand up for the rule of law.
These actually are laws that are trying to help women. A lot of abortion clinics don't have the resources to provide proper care for women, so all our legislators are doing is making sure women get safe and proper healthcare.
Today's ruling thrusts Louisiana into a reproductive health care crisis, where women will face limited safe and legal options when they've made the decision to end a pregnancy. We will immediately seek emergency relief from the Supreme Court so these clinics are able to reopen and continue serving the women of Louisiana.
John Kasich is proudly eliminating care for expectant mothers and newborns; he is leaving thousands without vital STD and HIV testing, slashing a program to fight domestic violence, and cutting access to essential, basic health care. It's clear Kasich has no regard for women's health or lives, and will stop at nothing to block health care for the tens of thousands of Ohioans who rely on Planned Parenthood.
In certain cases, as in this one, such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear.
The law is directed just at Planned Parenthood. It's to cut our funding so we can't provide services. Legal action is certainly on the table. The law singles out Planned Parenthood.
I would also like to exhort doctors to do everything to find vaccines against the mosquitoes that bear this illness. We have to work on that.
Abortion is not a theological problem, it is a human problem, it is a medical problem. You kill one person to save another, in the best case scenario. Or to live comfortably, no? It's against the Hippocratic oaths doctors must take. It is an evil in and of itself, but it is not a religious evil in the beginning, no, it's a human evil. Then obviously, as with every human evil, each killing is condemned.
Abortion is not the lesser of two evils. It is a crime. It is to throw someone out in order to save another. That's what the Mafia does. It is a crime, an absolute evil.
Abortion is not the answer to the Zika virus, we need to value life in whatever situation or condition it may be.
These people broke the law to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood in order to advance their extreme anti-abortion political agenda. As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it's become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we're glad they're being held accountable.
We are confident that courts across the country will continue to strike down these sham measures as clear violations of women's health, rights, and dignity.
The people behind this fraud lied and broke the law in order to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood to advance their extreme anti-abortion political agenda. As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it's become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we're glad they are being held accountable.
We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood, Gulf Coast . As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case.
Everyone understands that the values of New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay marriage.
You're from New York? You might not [know what 'New York values' means]. But I promise you, in the state of South Carolina, they do. And listen, there are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York. But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage, focus around money and the media.
This case is about a network of anti-abortion extremists and the laws they broke in order to spread lies and harm Planned Parenthood. This entire smear campaign is a fraud built on illegal acts and a web of lies.
Did I grieve tremendously? Yes, I did, in an indescribable way. But never did I regret it.
He imported these substances. All of it was precisely and cynically planned.
This is a pope who is not stuck in the pelvic zone, and perhaps his message on how he thinks about abortion is more for his brother bishops than Catholics in the pew.
We would be concerned that a too widespread permission could be misinterpreted as the Church softening its teaching on abortion that it is the taking of the life of an innocent human being.
May the gesture of directing their thought and prayer to the Father each time they cross the threshold of their cell signify for them their passage through the Holy Door.
This is by no means an attempt to minimise the gravity of this sin, but to widen the possibility of showing mercy.
Abortion will be legal in this county within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, if it is requested by the woman and carried out in a registered clinic.
We are talking about countries in Europe, their problems. For example, who else is talking about the end of the welfare state in Sweden, the reform in Germany, the possible split in Belgium and the problem of abortion which will be voted in Portugal.
Javier Pérez-Pedregosa, in your daily practice you deal with pregnant women who come to you with serious malformations of the foetus. When can you tell that the foetus won't live outside the uterus, and what do you do in a case like that?
Spain's law of 2010 extends from 14 to 22 weeks the allowable time to perform an abortion. It doesn't use the word 'disabled' but another word that suggests disabled. This is unequal treatment, unfavourable based on a disability, even if the law, because that would be politically incorrect, doesn't say 'disability. That's what we're against.
Yes, we have cases, with names. The new law, of 2010, let us convince the parents more or less, while explaining it would be good to evaluate the foetus a few weeks later. That new evaluation lets us see that the malformation was still there, but that it hadn't got worse, and that let us continue with the pregnancy. There are children who have been born thanks to this possibility to wait past the 22nd week before a decision is made – a decision which is hasty, in our opinion.
It's possible but very complicated, since in medicine we always talk about sick people and those who aren't sick. Cases very often are very different;a foetus with a heart malformation may evolve very differently from another foetus which appears to have the same. Sometimes there can be a combination of things. It seems very complicated to us to create a law; there will definitely be a lot of cases that are not thought about.
Three specialists in maternal-foetal, paediatric and neonatal medicine form a committee, appointed in each of Spain's autonomous regions. They decide case-by-case whatever is presented to them, with, in my opinion a great deal of scientific rigour, taking all elements into account – not only the couple but also the unborn child, the foetus, the conceived but not yet born.
I think women should always have the right to decide during a defined number of weeks, after which, as in my case, we must support the right to live.
It's possible, but not always straightforward, to diagnose the malformation of the foetus when this is very serious or when we have a foetal anomaly that is incompatible with life. With the means at our disposal today we can make this diagnosis to a high degree of certainty.
Every day that the government fails to act to legislate for the 'x case' is another day that women's rights are being violated and women are potentially being placed at risk.
Laws are made in parliament, according to political criteria and constitutional rights and freedoms. Not according to private morals and personal convictions. Laws are made in public, with regard to the constitution.
He's just shot himself in the foot. Somebody else can get in there because that's almost irreparable damage.
I think what he said was misguided. He admitted it was misguided and I'm all right with it. I think he should stay in.
We're really praying for President Bush and we think he has made a strong stand for pro-life and we were wanting him to be even stronger and save the lives of these babies.
Some people shared their abortion stories with me. And some people said that they were unable to tell their friend and they told me instead. And they felt that it changed their own narrative of their own story. It's incredible. And we wanted to make it bigger because I think nobody really watches short film.
We have come here to defend the rights of the unborn. I have come here to give a voice to those who don't have one. We defend life from the moment of conception until death by natural causes. We see abortion as murder, with the backing of the law. And we think law reform would be one of the most sinister things that could happen to this country.
US feminists have been fighting for 30 years for abortion not to be considered a crime. For it to be taken out of the penal code. For it to be the kind of health care that is right. Public health. It should be the woman's decision.
In Portugal there's 20,000 illegal abortions done every year and this is causing women to have a 150 times higher risk to die from an abortion than women in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Portugal is the only country in the EU that is actively prosecuting women. Women do travel to Spain but women that to not have the money do not have any other option then to try to invoke an abortion themselves by jumping of the stairs or using knitting needles or going to people that are not trained.
This is indefensible and everyone should be outraged.
At what point must a female senator raise her hand, or her voice, to be recognised over the male colleagues in the room?
There are two aspects of this case that make it legal. The child was raped and her life was at risk. As a doctor I could not run that type of risk.
Contraception has a place in a global approach to tackling AIDS.
So, we're seeking the abrogation of the current French law on abortion and we demand new measures for the welfare of children.
And this should lead us to think about the importance of sexual and emotional education. We have to think about contraception as well. Of course, this is not an easy choice that's why women have to b healthy and in good physical condition, they have to be supported in their choices. That's what we want.
He announced that he changed his mind about how that would work and he's been running as a pro-life or anti-abortion rights candidate ever since. And that of course was viewed as getting him in line with the orthodoxy of the national Republican Party.
To guarantee the safety of pregnant women, and the health professionals who treat them, we have to remove the issue of abortion from the law books.
We cannot allow this situation to continue, where a woman who wants to legally end a pregnancy can not, or she can face different treatment depending on where she lives.
As prime minister, I have taken the decision that is the most sensible. We will continue working for cohesion, and what we can not have is a law that, when the next government takes office, is going to be repealed.