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The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012

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Women’s Media Center, October 15, 2012 by Alice Driver The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. The official 2012 GOP platform calls for a federal ban on abortion with no exception for rape or incest victims.  […]

Romney’s abortion remarks bring issue back into focus

October 10, 2012

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Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012 by Seema Mehta and Mark Z. Barabak DELAWARE, Ohio — The abortion issue returned to the fore of the presidential campaign Wednesday as Mitt Romney reaffirmed his opposition and said he would act from the White House to reduce the incidence of abortion in the United States and around […]

Study: Free Birth Control Slashes Abortion Rates

October 5, 2012

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Time, October 5, 2012 by Olivia B. Waxman What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine […]

Study shows women use contraception to control lives, complete education and achieve goals

September 26, 2012

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The Raw Story, September 26, 2012 by David Ferguson A recent study by the reproductive health and rights group the Guttmacher Institute confirms what many people have long known and suspected, that access to contraception helps women better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security and stability. The study, […]

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Anti-Choicers Discuss Making Birth Control Illegal

September 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control. We have seen a rise in attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, eliminate […]

Where Are All the Angry Women?

September 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 24, 2012 by Marcia Reynolds I was reading a report by McKinsey and Company on Unlocking the Full Potential of Women at Work. It reminded me of all the articles I read when I started researching my book seven years ago. The statistics, problems and calls to action were the same. Women […]

Pennsylvania Kicks Off Fadiman’s Choice At Risk Film Screening Tour

September 24, 2012

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We’ve Had Enough PA, September 24, 2012 Following a series of pre-launch screenings in Nevada and California, we’re excited to announce that documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman will kick off a five-state, fall 2012 Choice at Risk film-screening tour with a gathering on Sept. 27th in Philadelphia sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Choice. The tour, facilitated by […]

Anti-Choice “Scholar” Explains How to Regulate Abortion Out of Existence

September 21, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 21, 2012 by Robin Marty When abortion is restricted, only rich people will get abortions. That’s the theory put forth by anti-choice scholar Michael New, who, when speaking at the Value Voters Summit explained how the increased regulations for women before they obtain an abortion serve to raise costs enough that […]

Obama ties Romney and Ryan to abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions

September 19, 2012

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PolitiFact, September 19, 2012 With women voters as a key swing group in this election, Barack Obama continues to attack Mitt Romney on abortion. The Obama campaign made abortion rights a central point at the Democratic convention and now has launched yet another television ad that casts Romney as favoring the most hardline position on […]

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Thinks Roe Is “Utterly Idiotic”

September 18, 2012

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Think Progress, September 18, 2012 by Robin Marty Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia isn’t one to pull punches, and if he’s angry, he’ll let you know. His latest rage? Someone misrepresented his “judicial philosophy.” He’s a complete constitutionalist and never uses his own personal views to decide cases. Unless you are talking about abortion, that […]

Women getting the right to vote took decades of changing ways of thinking

September 17, 2012

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The Dalton Citizen, September 17, 2012 by Misty Watson Betsy Hoole McArthur remembers dinner table discussions about whom her parents would vote for during an election. “I remember much discussion saying ‘We need to vote for the same person,’” McArthur said. “It was the idea of one family, one vote.” Many never thought women should […]

Personhood bill illogical; politicians should leave choice to people

September 14, 2012

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Kansas State Collegian, September 14, 2012 by December Lange We are now in the thick of that special time of the year when otherwise mild-mannered people get into shouting matches over same-sex marriage, abortion and government timing. It’s that time when birth certificates are demanded and members of the uneducated masses flock to Internet message […]

Confused by GOP ‘personhood’ stand

September 14, 2012

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Lohud.com, September 14, 2012 by Linda R. Garfunkel As a lifelong Democrat, I have avoided paying much attention to the Republican National Convention. But one issue in their platform is of great interest to me: personhood and when it begins. The Republican Party believes it starts at conception. So their national platform states that there should […]

Fifty-Five Shocking Anti-Woman Votes in Congress Exposed

September 12, 2012

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NARAL Blog for Choice, September 12, 2012 Last week, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Ca.), published a report documenting all of the anti-woman and anti-choice votes held by leaders of the U.S. House Representatives since January 2011. The report details 55 votes – all shamelessly anti-woman. Here are just […]

Hobby Lobby sues government over healthcare mandate

September 12, 2012

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Reuters, September 12, 2012 by Steve Olafson Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance. The lawsuit, filed in District Court in the […]

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