Women’s rights supporters gathered in Montgomery, AL on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 to oppose the legislature’s efforts to pass a TRAP bill (Targeted Regulations Against Abortion Providers) that would negatively affect women’s health care and options in the state. 

No physician or health care provider licensed to practice in the State of Alabama shall be forced by state or local regulatory authority to perform any medical service or component of medical service if the service or component of service is not medically necessary or would be harmful to the patient and the patient does not desire the medical service. The right to practice within the scope of a medical license supersedes any existing or future legislative act.

Alabama bill HB 413, written by Dr. Pippa Abston in response to Alabama’s proposed forced ultrasound law.

From Andy Kopsa’s piece at RH Reality Check, “Right to Professional Medical Judgment Act,” Crafted by Doctor, Introduced in Alabama.”

Today in Alabama, where Republicans have also backed off the vaginal part of their vaginal probe bill, protesters gathered. From the looks of the crowd in Montgomery, they’re not backing down. More on the Rachel Maddow show tonight.

Today in Alabama, where Republicans have also backed off the vaginal part of their vaginal probe bill, protesters gathered. From the looks of the crowd in Montgomery, they’re not backing down. More on the Rachel Maddow show tonight.