Browsing All posts tagged under »Reproductive Rights«

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 […]

Proposed Anti-Abortion Measure in Canada Lacks Support

September 18, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, September 18, 2012 Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Woodworth has proposed a private-member bill calling for the study of when a baby becomes a human being. MP Woodworth’s motion (motion 312) would review part of the Canadian homicide Criminal Code which states that a fetus becomes a human being at the moment […]

VA State board gives in to conservative pressure; controversial vote could shut down all of state’s abortion clinics

September 14, 2012

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Mother Jones, September 14, 2012 by Kate Sheppard The “war on women” headlines aren’t going away. Under pressure from conservative politicians, the Virginia Board of Health voted Friday to reverse an earlier decision that would have protected the state’s existing abortion clinics from strict new regulations. All clinics that provide first-trimester abortions now have two […]

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 […]

Missouri lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

September 12, 2012

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 12, 2012 by David A. Lieb The Missouri measure was championed by the Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Right to Life and other religious and anti-abortion groups. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP)— Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an […]

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