Browsing All Posts filed under »Tenneesee«

Restrictive Anti-Abortion Laws Force Tennessee Clinic To Close

August 16, 2012

0

Think Progress, August 16, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser An abortion clinic in Tennessee has shut its doors after 38 years, citing new laws that make it unable to continue operations. Earlier this year, Tennessee passed the Life Defense Act, requiring every clinic in the state to have at least one clinician with admitting privileges at […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012

0

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

0

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

0

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 […]

TN: Haslam signs ‘gateway sexual activity’ bill

May 11, 2012

0

WBIR (NBC 10), May 11, 2012 by Chas Sisk Gov. Bill Haslam’s office said Friday that he has signed legislation that adds the concept of “gateway sexual activity” to the state’s abstinence-first sex education curriculum. Haslam signed Senate Bill 3310 over calls to veto the measure from the American Civil Liberties Union and others. The […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012

0

Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

The Anti-Abortion Game of Life

May 5, 2012

0

Ms. Blog, May 5, 2012 by Sofia Resnick To bring down the high chlamydia infections rate among Tennessee teenagers, an anti-abortion pregnancy center in Athens, Tenn., has proposed spending federal tax dollars on a life-sized version of the Game of Life. The “Teen Life Maze” is just one of the ideas put forth by a cluster […]

Drug Addiction, ‘Personhood’ and the War on Women

April 26, 2012

0

Time, April 26, 2012 by Katherine Cooney It could be the latest front in the so-called war on women. On Tuesday, the Tennessee state senate passed legislation that extends murder and assault laws to cover the early stages of pregnancy: before six weeks, when the fetus is still technically considered an embryo. Supporters say the […]

They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

April 24, 2012

0

RH Reality Check, April 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Would you feel comfortable seeing a doctor who hadn’t been practicing medicine in at least a decade? Then why are “former OBG-GYN” congressman apparently getting extra say in what sort of health care women should be allowed to have nationally? Politico takes a look at the […]

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 24, 2012

0

The New Civil Rights Movement, April 24, 2012 by David Badash The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state […]

Tennessee House Passes Bill To Allow Criminal Prosecution For Harming Embryos

April 20, 2012

0

Think Progress, April 20, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Tennessee has long had a law that allowed prosecutors to charge someone for harming a “viable fetus” — defined as about the 32nd week after conception — when someone kills or assaults a pregnant woman. Last year, lawmakers expandedthat definition to apply to any fetus. Now, […]

House votes to extend murder laws to embryos

April 18, 2012

0

The Tennessean, April 18, 2012 by Chas Sisk The state House of Representatives approved a bill extending homicide and assault laws to embryos in the earliest stages of development, sending the issue to the Senate. House lawmakers voted 80-18 for House Bill 3517, which supporters said will clarify that a law passed last year extending […]

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

April 18, 2012

0

Jezebel, April 18, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we’ve […]

Bill defines life, grants rights to fertilized eggs

April 5, 2012

0

Times Daily, April 5, 2012 by Hannah Mask Sen. Phil Williams, R-Etowah, said those who oppose a proposed Personhood Bill have dispersed numerous “red herrings” in order to deter voters. The bill, SB5, is a nationwide movement that seeks to establish that life begins immediately upon conception — when sperm meets an egg. Implantation, wherein […]

“The War On Women”: A Teen’s Perspective

April 4, 2012

0

Huffington Post, April 4, 2012 by Laela Zaidi A new bill currently moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives would require the state to publish the names of doctors who perform abortion procedures for the public as well as detailed information about women who receive them. The Life Defense Act of 2012, sponsored by Representative […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 387 other followers