abortion bills

Alabama representative distributed book by anti-abortion minister on defying ‘unjust’ laws

BY: - July 31, 2023

After Alabama lawmakers finished their work on June 6, the last day of the 2023 regular legislative session, state representatives got a present – a book that called for the resistance to “unjust” or “tyrannical” laws. Rep. Ernie Yarbrough, R-Trinity, distributed signed copies of a book called “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates,” written by […]

Alabama’s abortion ban doesn’t stop abortion demand, say physicians, advocates

BY: - June 26, 2023

Before the Supreme Court allowed Alabama’s near-total abortion ban to go into effect last year, a business owner in Birmingham sought an abortion.  The person, who asked to remain anonymous and uses they/ them pronouns, went to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Birmingham. From realizing they were pregnant to completing the abortion, the whole process […]

A group of abortion rights protestors. One holds a sign saying "We won't go back to the 1950s."

After Dobbs, abortion access is harder, comes later and with a higher risk

BY: - June 21, 2023

Editors’ note: This report is part of a special States Newsroom series on abortion access one year after the U.S. Supreme Court decision struck down the federal right to abortion. In April, a Reddit user in Alabama posted a breathless message to the abortion subreddit the morning after learning she was pregnant. She guessed she was […]

Three women standing in front a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alabama GOP legislators push for tougher abortion laws as Democratic repeal efforts stall

BY: - May 16, 2023

In the waning days of the 2023 legislative session, Democratic efforts to ease Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion remain stalled. And Republicans appear to be pushing even tougher bills, including one that would make a woman who had an abortion subject to a murder charge. “There were all kinds of barriers in the way already, […]