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

September 20, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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