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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 […]

Louisiana Senate Backs Bill for Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds

April 26, 2012

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LifeNews, April 26, 2012 by Steven Ertelt Add Louisiana to the list of states seeking to allow pregnant women considering an abortion a chance to see an ultrasound and hear a heartbeat of their unborn child beforehand. Late Tuesday afternoon, SB 708, the Hear the Heartbeat Act, authored by Senator Sharon Weston Broome (D-Baton Rouge), […]

Miss. could outlaw abortion if heartbeat found

April 10, 2012

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NECN.com, April 10, 2012 by Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers say a bill that passed the Mississippi House on Tuesday could lead to criminal prosecutions of anyone who performs an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The abortion restriction was added to Senate Bill 2771, which would set a prison sentence of […]

Mississippi “Heartbeat” Ban Returns

April 10, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty The Mississippi legislature is renewing a push for an outright ban on abortion after the point in which a heartbeat can be detected, as early as four weeks post conception, despite the fact that the bill was unable to make it out of the Senate Chamber. […]

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

March 22, 2012

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ABC News, March 21, 2012 by David Crary Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles — legal, financial and psychological — in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 […]

Fetal heartbeat bill passes Mississippi House

March 14, 2012

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WSBTV, March 14, 2012 by The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A bill that would require physicians to search for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion passed the Mississippi House Wednesday The bill potentially would require women to have transvaginal ultrasounds of the sort that were contested in Virginia recently, because a heartbeat cannot […]

Amendment to Ohio bill would ban physician assistants from inserting IUDs

February 15, 2012

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Cleveland.com, February 15, 2012 by Aaron Marshall COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill aimed at expanding the scope of work that physician assistants can do suddenly is at the center of a heated battle over birth control. A last-minute amendment from State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, chairman of the House Health and Aging Committee, bans physician assistants […]

Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Will Force Doctors To Wait Until A Woman Is In Mortal Danger To Justify An Abortion

December 14, 2011

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Think Progress, December 14, 2011 by Tanya Somanader Dressed in the trappings of farcical arguments and absurd antics, Ohio’s “heartbeat” bill marches closer to becoming the most radical anti-abortion law in the nation. The bill bans abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which normally occurs around six or seven weeks into a pregnancy— […]

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