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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Nancy Northup
Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic again are asking a federal judge to block a state law that threatens to eventually close the facility, though a closing is not expected any time soon.
A Texas abortion law passed last year that requires doctors to show sonograms to patients can be enforced while opponents challenge the measure in court, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling that signaled that the judges believe the law is constitutional.
President Obama called for overturning a decade-old ban on publicly funded abortions in the District as part of his budget proposal Thursday, but did not overturn the national ban on federal funding.
“The court was correct to call this law exactly what it is: a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women,” said Nancy Northup, president and chief executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented the state’s sole abortion clinic, Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, and Dr. Kathryn Eggleston, in the case.
"The Reproductive Health Law is a historic step forward for all women in the Philippines, empowering them to make their own decisions about their health and families and participate more fully and equally in their society," she said.