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Texas’ war on women

August 19, 2012

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News-Journal, August 18, 2012 by John D. Foster Once again, Texas is in the forefront of the Republican Party’s “war on women” with a proposed gag rule on doctors who provide abortion counseling for the state Women’s Health Program. The Texas Medical Association and other groups say the rule is so burdensome that doctors won’t […]

Virginia Ultrasound Abortion Law Spreads Big Government, Misinformation and Fear

July 3, 2012

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PolicyMic, July 3, 2012 by Amy Sterling Casil irginia’s ultrasound law, which went into effect July 1, encourages a trans-vaginal ultrasound and requires a 24-hour waiting period before abortions. The law, signed by Governor Bob McDonnell, introduces an unnecessary procedure to abortions based in social engineering, not medical purposes — it’s a dreadful law and […]

Letter: Reproductive Health

June 4, 2012

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New York Times, June 4, 2012 by James Breeden Re “The Campaign Against Women” (editorial, May 20): The onslaught of laws focusing on denying reproductive health care rights is a concerted campaign against women. These laws are not grounded in science or evidence-based medicine. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that access to […]

Abortion politics for export

May 17, 2012

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Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2012 by Chloe Angyal Australians’ love of things American must not extend to a growing assault in the US on women’s reproductive rights. I HAVE learnt many things in the seven years I’ve lived in America. I’ve learnt to explain the difference between Australia’s three codes of football to a […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]

Proposed abortion reporting rule meant to ‘intimidate’ physicians, say critics

April 18, 2012

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Texas Independent, April 18, 2012 by Mary Tuma A proposed requirement by the state’s health services department would force doctors to collect detailed information about Texas women who seek abortions. Initially drawn up by Republican Rep. Bill Zedler during the 82nd legislative session, the new requirements would expand the scope of what a doctor must […]

Keeping Score in “the War on Women”

April 17, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 by Anthony D. Romero So far in Election 2012, we’ve seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women’s rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women’s access to contraception. And yet there’s still a dispute over whether there’s a war on women? Through the hype, women and […]

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