Opinion: Abortion Virtually Outlawed in Texas as Six-Week Ban Goes into Effect

By Sandra Harris Texas Senate Bill 8 took effect on September 1, banning abortion in the state at just six weeks, before the overwhelming majority of women typically know they are pregnant. Studies by abortion rights advocates have estimated that between 85 to 90 percent of abortions occur after six weeks. The law leaves someone less than two weeks to obtain an abortion. Last week, … Continue reading Opinion: Abortion Virtually Outlawed in Texas as Six-Week Ban Goes into Effect

Opinion: Understand the Conditions to Fight Anti-Abortion Attacks

Photo: Protesters march against the Texas Legislature’s anti-abortion bills in Austin (Source: Popular Women’s Movement) By Sandra Harris Ruling-class attacks on access to abortion have steadily increased over the last decade, including an extreme anti-abortion law recently passed in Texas, along with ramped-up efforts to challenge the constitutionality of the right to abortion in the Supreme Court. In order to mobilize the people and do … Continue reading Opinion: Understand the Conditions to Fight Anti-Abortion Attacks

Texas: State Lawmakers Pass Reactionary Six-Week Abortion Ban

Photo Credit: Michael Barera By Sandra Harris This week the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 8, banning abortion at six weeks, before most women typically know they are pregnant. The reactionary bill is in essence a total ban on abortion and also allows any individual to sue any other individual who helps someone obtain an abortion, including physicians, medical clinics, and even, for example, a … Continue reading Texas: State Lawmakers Pass Reactionary Six-Week Abortion Ban

Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Cover photo source Twitter: @instantmyosotis By Sandra Harris Hundreds of thousands of people defied a ban on gatherings across Poland for protests that lasted almost two weeks against a court ruling tightening abortion restrictions. The protests, some of the largest in Poland in decades, forced an indefinite delay on the implementation of a high court ruling that would have eliminated one of the few exceptions … Continue reading Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Texas: Politicians Use COVID-19 to Restrict Abortion Access

Cover photo, protest led by Popular Women’s Movement against restrictions on abortion. June 2019 By Sandra Harris Amidst ruling class-fueled panic surrounding COVID-19, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ordered increased restrictions against abortion on March 23, stating that abortions should not be performed unless the mother’s life is in danger through April 21. Texas is the second state after Ohio to impose such a restriction. … Continue reading Texas: Politicians Use COVID-19 to Restrict Abortion Access