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North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood In Midnight Vote, Overriding Veto

July 3, 2012

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Huffington Post, July 3, 2012 by Laura Bassett North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a state budget that strips money from Planned Parenthood. The same lawmakers overrode Perdue’s veto and moved to defund Planned Parenthood last year, but a judge blocked the provision, arguing that […]

North Carolina Legislators Again Try To Block Planned Parenthood Funding

May 30, 2012

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Think Progress, May 30, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle After a judge last year halted a provision that would have blocked Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina from receiving state funds, Republican legislators are attempting to defund the women’s health organization again. Last week, a House subcommittee approved a spending plan that would stop the […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012

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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

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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, […]

Not In My Backyard! As Local Government Attacks on Women’s Health Increase, Citizens Are Fighting Back

May 17, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 17, 2012 by Jenny Dodson The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the action. Thankfully, time and again, local citizens have mounted fast and furious […]

The Government, Your Uterus, and You: New Laws in Arizona, Utah Affect Women’s Health

May 10, 2012

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Yahoo! Shine, May 7, 2012 by Lylah M. Alphonse It sounds like something that would expand access to family planning and women’s health services, but the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act actually ends funding for cancer screenings, birth control, and HIV testing if they’re provided by an organization that also offers abortion services. That […]

Planned Parenthood fight continues at state level

May 7, 2012

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Washington Post, May 7, 2012 by Rachel Weiner While the national fight over Planned Parenthood has died down for now, Republican governors and legislators in numerous states have fought to defund the group. The use of federal funds for abortion services is already barred under the Hyde Amendment, but many states have cut off or […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012

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USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

Amendment One: A real danger to domestic violence victims

April 21, 2012

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The Herald-Sun, April 21, 2012 by Elizabeth Froehling On May 8, North Carolinians will be asked whether to amend the state’s constitution to provide that the only valid and recognized domestic legal union is a marriage between one man and one woman. If Amendment One passes it will harm all unmarried couples, including unmarried women […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012

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New York Times, March 7, 2012 by Pam Belluck and Emily Ramshaw Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Carlos, an impoverished town in South Texas, for breast cancer screenings, free birth control pills and pap smears for cervical cancer. But the clinic closed […]

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