IHR Clinic Acting Director Caroline Bettinger-Lopez commented on El Salvador's troubling abortion law, which is arguably the harshest in the world. The law prohibits abortion in all circumstances, including cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is in danger.
Jezebel has covered the IHR Clinic's new report "Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws in the United States." The article ntoes that the report debunks several myths associated with the introduction and enactment of laws banning sex-selective abortion in the United States. It also discusses the the report's finding that sex-selective abortion bans are part of the movement to restrict access to abortion generally.
Mother Jones has written about the IHR Clinic's new report "Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws in the United States." The article discusses the report findings and asserts that it "demolishes the racist myths used to justify sex-selective abortion bans."
Emily Bazelon on Slate.com has writtent about the release of the IHR clinic report titled "Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws in the United States." The article sitautes the findings of the report in the larger debate surrounding abortion in the United States. Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School.
The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, released a groundbreaking report on sex-selective abortion laws and policies in the United States today. Legislation to ban abortion based on the sex of the fetus was the second most popular anti-abortion ban in 2013, and six states have passed bans in recent years. California, home to the largest population of Asian Americans in the United States, considered and rejected moving this ban out of committee just a few weeks ago. Opponents of the legislation assert it is unnecessary and misdirected, and that it stereotypes Asian Americans and restricts women’s access to health care.