TRAP laws


Restricting Abortion Access Is Class Warfare

Onerous anti-abortion laws are designed to make abortion inaccessible — and by design they harm poor women and marginalized populations the most.
Jex Blackmore
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Texas Abortion Clinics Have to Bury or Cremate Fetuses Now

The new rules will also require abortion providers to foot the cost, which is sometimes thousands of dollars per case.
Lauren Messman

Woman Faces Three Felony Charges for Attempted Coat Hanger Abortion

In 2015, Anna Yocca tried to self-induce an abortion with a coat hanger. After spending nearly a year in jail, she's scheduled to be arraigned today—and activists say her case illuminates the dangerous reality for women living in states with harsh...
Kimberly Lawson
Broadly Meets

Still Standing Tall: The Unstoppable Wendy Davis on the Fight for Abortion Rights

We sat down with former Texas state senator Wendy Davis to discuss the harsh abortion restrictions she famously filibustered in 2013 and the future of women's reproductive health.
Broadly Staff

The Radical Changes to Expect After SCOTUS' Major Abortion Decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down one of the most severe abortion laws in the country. Will that be enough to protect women's access nationwide?
Briana Fasone

Devil's Advocates: The Satanic Temple's Fight to Protect Your Abortion Rights

Amidst rising violence and an onslaught of clinic closures, the Satanic Temple is fighting to protect women's right to safe and legal abortion. We followed Satanic activists from across the country to find why.
Broadly Staff

New Alabama Law Will Treat Abortion Clinics like Sex Offenders

A proposed bill would make it illegal to operate an abortion clinic within 2,000 feet of a school—yet another law that advocates say is chipping away at women's reproductive health care access.
Briana Fasone
reproductive rights

What It's Like to Endure a Forced Waiting Period Before Your Abortion

Louisiana is poised to become the fifth state that requires women to wait 72 hours before getting an abortion. But women say this doesn't stop them from getting the procedure—it just denies them control over their bodies and creates an unnecessary...
Gina Pollack
reproductive rights

Idiot Lawmakers Think You Should Go to the Dentist to Get an Abortion

Florida just passed a bill to effectively defund Planned Parenthood. Anti-abortion legislators say that women seeking reproductive care can just go to an elementary school or a foot doctor instead, but the Riverview Foot and Ankle Specialists were very...
Gabby Bess

Inside the Infuriating, Terrifying Reality of Abortion in America

In her new documentary "TRAPPED," in theaters tomorrow, Dawn Porter follows several abortion providers in the South struggling to stay open despite an onslaught of strict and bizarre anti-abortion laws.
Callie Beusman

Desperate for Abortion Care, Women in Texas Are Pawning Their Wedding Rings

Texas's draconian abortion restrictions have forced over half the clinics in the state to close. According to abortion providers, the consequences for women have been dire.
Callie Beusman
year in review

Looking Back on a Horrendous Year for Abortion Rights

In 2015, conservative politicians enacted 57 abortion restrictions in the United States, continuing a five-year pattern of attacking women's autonomy over their bodies.
Callie Beusman