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Anti-Choice Missouri Lawmakers Override Health-Care Coverage for Women

September 13, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 13, 2012 Extreme anti-choice state lawmakers are at it again! Last night, the Missouri legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D-Mo.) veto of a far-reaching anti-choice bill that will now go into effect. This law will allow bosses to refuse to cover birth control, abortion, and other health-care services in their insurance […]

Missouri lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

September 12, 2012

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 12, 2012 by David A. Lieb The Missouri measure was championed by the Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Right to Life and other religious and anti-abortion groups. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP)— Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an […]

War On Women

August 24, 2012

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Kansas City Star, August 24, 2012 by Mary Sanchez Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They’re no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the “war on women.” Why is so much prime time […]

GOP official says God chooses to bless raped women with pregnancy

August 22, 2012

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Examiner, August 22, 2012 by Lou Colagiovanni The state of Missouri has been in the national spotlight recently because of comments made by Republican Congressman Todd Akin who claimed that raped women rarely get pregnant. After his statements hit the Internet, immediate outrage burned across the country. Akin later apologized, but his statements have rekindled […]

The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape

August 20, 2012

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Jezebel, August 20, 2012 by Katie J.M. Baker Yesterday, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, Republican Senate nominee and member of the House Science, Space and Technology committee, said pregnancy from rape was “really rare” because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin quickly said […]

Rape exceptions aren’t legitimate

August 20, 2012

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Salon, August 20, 2012 by Irin Carmon Todd Akin’s right about this much: Rape exceptions are wrong. You either believe in bodily autonomy, or you don’t Todd Akin may know nothing about biology, and may have been too honest for his own good about his own contempt for women, but I agree with him on […]

Akin Unmasks the Pro-Life Movement

August 20, 2012

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The American Prospect, August 20, 2012 by Amanda Marcotte The myth that women can’t get pregnant from rape stems from basic assumptions anti-choicers make about women. If you’re going to slander the estimated 32,000 women a year who become pregnant after being raped, it’s probably not wise to do it on a Sunday, when it […]

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