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U.S. rape controversy reflects teachings of anti-abortion hero

August 25, 2012

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Reuters, August 25, 2012 by Carey Gillam Eric Scheidler was in grade school when he was introduced to the power of John Willke’s persuasion. It was the 1970s and the now 87-year-old Dr. “Jack” Willke was renowned as a physician-turned-advocate for abolishing abortion. Willke’s teachings resonated four decades later in the controversy this week over […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal signs new abortion restrictions into law

June 7, 2012

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NOLA.com, June 7, 2012 BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal signed bills Thursday increasing the waiting time between a mandatory ultrasound and an abortion, requiring abortion providers to describe the results of that procedure to the woman and offer to let her hear the fetus’ heartbeat and prohibiting anyone who is not a physician from […]

Louisiana Attempts to Cement Its Status As Most Pro-Life State in America

May 31, 2012

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Think Progress, May 31, 2012 by Alex Brown Two bills that would further restrict abortion rights in Louisiana will be on their way to GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk soon. The state House and Senate passed SB 708, which alters a 2010 bill requiring an ultrasound before any abortion procedure, with overwhelming majorities. The legislation […]

Abortion bills advance through La. Legislature

May 16, 2012

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NECN.com, May 16, 2012 by AP BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two bills designed to deter pregnant women from obtaining abortions advanced Wednesday in the Louisiana Legislature, with two health committees overwhelmingly moving them forward despite criticism that the measures go too far. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, said her bill, which gives women […]

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Would Force Doctors To Warn Women Of False Cancer Risk

May 4, 2012

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Think Progress, May 4, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle The Kansas House is considering HB 2598, a 69-page, extreme anti-abortion bill that would force doctors to warn women that abortions cause breast cancer — even though scientific studies have disputed the claim — define a fetus as a human being, and require women to hear […]

1,000 Reasons To Trust Women

May 4, 2012

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Ms. Blog, May 4, 2012 by Colleen Crinion As a clinic assistant at two Planned Parenthood clinics, I’ve listened to approximately 1,000 women tell me about their abortion decisions. These women came from all over the world. Some were mothers, students, wives or girlfriends; some were only girls. They were different in many ways, but […]

OK: Fallin signs fetal heartbeat bill

April 27, 2012

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Tulsa World, April 27, 2012 by Barbara Hoberock OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed a measure that requires abortion providers to give women the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat prior to ending a pregnancy. Senate Bill 1274 by Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, was amended on the Senate floor to require that […]

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