Postpartum depression and many birth-related infections often don’t have time to show up before care is cut off.
The number of Americans who say that abortion rights is their top issue has increased more than threefold since March.
Classifying abortion as a homicide appears to be a “bridge too far” for Louisiana lawmakers right now, said one expert.
The data could be used as part of a criminal or civil prosecution for abortion in states where the procedure is illegal.
The potential reversal of “Roe” is the work of domestic evangelical Christians, not a group halfway across the world.
The Republican-backed state bill treats abortion seekers as murderers – threatening them with a life sentence in prison.
“The public will not forget” who opposed the legislation, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
“They make money off of family separation,” says sociologist and legal scholar Dorothy Roberts.
The state’s attorney general warns that local prosecutors would have the authority to enforce the law.
On the Senate floor, Bernie Sanders said Democrats “can and must” pass the Women’s Health Protection Act with 50 votes.