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New Mexico Gov. Requires Women Seeking Childcare Assistance To Prove They Were ‘Forcibly Raped’

September 20, 2012


Think Progress, September 20, 2012 by Tara Culp-Ressler Update RH Reality Check has received confirmation from New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department that Martinez has requested the removal of the “forcible rape” language from the state’s childcare assistance applications. A statement from department explained, “The Governor feels the language is redundant and unnecessary, and […]

Coerced-abortion laws part of new pro-life strategy

August 30, 2012


Colorado Independent, August 30, 2012 by Sofia Resnick On a Friday morning in September 2005, 22-year-old Brittany Wilson sat in a Planned Parenthood clinic a mile away from her home in Sioux Falls, S.D., and bawled her eyes out. Ten days before, she had called the clinic to schedule an abortion. Three days before her […]

War Against Women Rages On in the Federal Courts

August 2, 2012


ACLU Blog, August 2, 2012 by Alexa Kolbi-Molinas It’s been an interesting few weeks for women’s rights and health in the courts. First, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state can force a doctor to tell a patient that women who have abortions are more likely to commit suicide than those who […]

Appeals Court Freezes Arizona Anti-Abortion Law

August 2, 2012


Democracy Now, August 2, 2012 A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Arizona’s harsh new anti-abortion law just before it was to take effect. The law bans abortion after 20 weeks gestation — or 18 weeks post-fertilization — except in medical emergencies. Abortion rights advocates have filed a court challenge, calling the measure among the […]

Court upholds Arizona law banning abortion after 20 weeks

July 30, 2012


The Hill, July 30, 2012 by Sam Baker A federal court Monday upheld Arizona’s strict anti-abortion-rights law, which bans most abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit challenging Arizona’s law, said it plans to appeal immediately. The court said Arizona had made the case that a […]

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their Babies Die

July 30, 2012


Jezebel, July 30, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan It’s tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a “fetal grief counselor” in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers’ efforts, […]

Abortion Back On The Front Burner For Congress

July 20, 2012


NPR, July 20, 2012 by Julie Rovner On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved, on a party-line vote of 18-14, a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Congress frequently exerts control over the city and its governance, much to the chagrin of the district’s elected officials […]

Arizona v. Roe v. Wade

July 19, 2012


The Washington Post, July 19, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A new lawsuit in Arizona challenges the state’s ban on late-term abortion – and has the potential to steer the future of abortion rights in America. Irin Carmon flags Paul Isaacson, MD v. Tom Horne, Attorney General, a legal challenge jointly filed by the Center for […]

Planned Parenthood Sues Arizona Over New Anti-Abortion Law

July 17, 2012


Slate, July 17, 2012 by Elizabeth Hewitt Planned Parenthood on Monday sued the state of Arizona in hopes of blocking a law set to take effect early next month that would cut off funding to its health clinics because the organization also performs abortions, Reuters reports. The law, signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in […]

Lawsuit to block Arizona’s most restrictive abortion law in the nation

July 13, 2012


Blog for Arizona, July 13, 2012 Earlier this year our Tea-Publican legislature pased the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. It bans abortions after 20 weeks, but has a unique provision for calculating the start of the 20 weeks from the date of the woman’s last menstrual period. As critics pointed out at the […]

A Ceasefire in the Assault on Women and their Reproductive Health?

June 4, 2012


Huffington Post, June 4, 2012 by Robert Walker It was inevitable. Sooner or later, political pundits would be looking for that Etch A Sketch moment when conservative Republicans would quietly retreat from their war on contraception. But are the pundits right? Is that moment really here? Are we witnessing a ceasefire in the assault on […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012


Op Ed News, May 25, 2012 by Naomi Wolf Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways? You would surely think so by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012


Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

Arizona Nearly Ends State Employee Donations To United Way Out of Fear of Funding Planned Parenthood

May 21, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 21, 2012 by Robin Marty Arizona has already exceeded virtually every other state in the “no-taxpayer-funding of abortion” lunacy, trying to defund Planned Parenthood, attempting to end tax credits for those who donate to the group, and even trying to cut off credits for groups who refer to groups that provide […]

The Campaign Against Women

May 19, 2012


New York Times, May 19, 2012 by Despite the persistent gender gap in opinion polls and mounting criticism of their hostility to women’s rights, Republicans are not backing off their assault on women’s equality and well-being. New laws in some states could mean a death sentence for a pregnant woman who suffers a life-threatening condition. […]


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