Tag Archives: Abortion rights

You’re Invited: March with WLP in Philadelphia on Saturday

The 2018 Women’s March on Philadelphia is taking place this Saturday, January 20. Organizers expect 60,000 people to show up and march. The temperature is expected to be approximately 50 degrees. The program will be shorter this year, but otherwise … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Protesters’ Attempt to Preliminarily Enjoin Harrisburg Clinic Buffer Zone Ordinance

U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania turned aside an effort by three abortion opponents to preliminarily enjoin Harrisburg’s “buffer zone” ordinance while their lawsuit against the ordinance is pending. The ordinance, implemented in 2012, bans … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade: The Fortieth Anniversary

WLP Staff Request: Next week, we will recognize the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the monumental decision in which the United States Supreme Court held that the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a woman’s right to terminate … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Telemedicine Program Update

Over the past few months, we’ve been following the news reports about Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s telemedicine program, which allows women to access medication abortion through a live video consult with a doctor. The program involves a Des Moines … Continue reading

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Honoring the Memory of Dr. Tiller

A few hours ago, one of the nation’s most courageous and dedicated abortion providers was murdered at his church in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. George Tiller cared for women from all over the United States who had nowhere else to turn, … Continue reading

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President Obama Nominates Pro-Choice Secretary of Health and Human Services

President Obama announced on Saturday his selection of Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Governor Sebelius has been an ally of President Obama ever since endorsing him early in the campaign. She is … Continue reading

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President-elect Obama Plans to Repeal Global Gag Rule

The Washington Post reports that upon taking office in January, President-elect Obama intends to repeal the Global Gag Rule, which has been harming women around the world for the past eight years. The Global Gag Rule (also known as the … Continue reading

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Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures Defeated

While Election Day proved to be a disappointment for LGBT rights, all three anti-abortion measures we previously wrote about were soundly defeated. South Dakota’s sweeping abortion ban, known as Initiated Measure 11, was defeated 55% to 44%. In California, 52.6% … Continue reading

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