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Restrictive Anti-Abortion Laws Force Tennessee Clinic To Close

August 16, 2012

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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

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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 […]

TN: Haslam signs ‘gateway sexual activity’ bill

May 11, 2012

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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

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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

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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 […]

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