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Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

April 25, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 25, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s new bill requiring abortion providers to play audio of the heartbeat of an embryo or fetus prior to an abortion has passed the full Senate and is now heading to the House, according to a report from AM870.  The state already requires a woman to […]

Arizona’s “Fetal Pain” Law Could Cause More Abortions Than It Saves

April 3, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 3, 2012 by Robin Marty When I was pregnant with my second child, I had very recently miscarried, and was terrified that there was something wrong with the new pregnancy.  It was with those wary eyes that I noticed the odd behavior of the man performing my 20 week anatomy scan […]

Oklahoma Court Strikes Down Ultrasound Abortion Law

March 28, 2012


News 9, March 28, 2012 by Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY -An Oklahoma County judge has permanently blocked a state law that requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus prior to the abortion.District Judge Brian Dixon handed down an order Wednesday ruling that the law is […]

UPDATE: Va. Senate passes budget after rejecting ultrasound funds

March 26, 2012


Richard-Times Dispatch, March 26, 2012 by Jim Nolan The Virginia Senate today approved an amended version of a new state budget, ending an extended bout of partisan bickering over power sharing and spending priorities that stalled two previous spending plans and required a special session to resolve. Passage of the budget bill came despite rejection […]

Suffrage in the Age of the Hashtag

March 23, 2012


The Atlantic, March 23, 2012 by D.B. Grady How writer Jen Deaderick took inspiration from Occupy Wall Street, founded the #UseThe19th campaign, and mobilized women across all social platforms to fight for reproductive rights. Alex Mit/Shuttershock Not long ago, the words “transvaginal ultrasound” were unlikely to be mentioned outside of a medical clinic. The procedure […]

Anti-Abortion Bill Voted Down In House Committee

March 22, 2012


NBC, March 22, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A proposal that would have required doctors to allow women seeking abortions to see ultrasound images was voted down Thursday in the Kentucky legislature. The House Health and Welfare Committee rejected the measure 9-5, despite an appeal from its sponsor, Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, who said […]

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

March 22, 2012


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 […]

In attempt to sway lawmakers, abortion foes demonstrate live ultrasounds inside Idaho Capitol

March 21, 2012


Washington Post, March 21, 2012 by Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Capitol was part medical clinic, part reality TV show and all cultural battlefield on Wednesday, as an anti-abortion advocate secured a basement meeting room to conduct live ultrasound procedures on six women before a mostly female audience of 150. Some were ejected […]

A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds

March 20, 2012


John Scalzi’s Blog: Whatever, March 20, 2012 by a Physician A friend of mine is a physician who wants to speak about transvaginal ultrasounds but whose position makes it precarious to speak publicly about it. So I’m letting this doctor borrow my site for an entry to speak anonymously on the matter. Obviously, I will […]

Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

March 20, 2012


Huffington Post, March 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Just before the Idaho’s Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to […]

Key Findings: Threats to Choice

March 19, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2012 In 2011, anti-choice lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the country attacked women’s health and took every opportunity to restrict further the right to choose. In Congress, the anti-choice leadership of the House of Representatives declared blocking women’s access to legal abortion care a “top priority.” The House took eight […]

“Right to Professional Medical Judgment Act,” Crafted by Doctor, Introduced in Alabama

March 16, 2012


RH Reality Check, March 16, 2012 by Andy Kopsa A little over a week ago, Alabama pediatrician Pippa Abston had enough. In response to Alabama’s forced vaginal ultrasound bill, Abston posted a video expressing her outrage, as a doctor and woman, over the power grab by GOP extremists to act as elected physicians. I wrote […]

Key Abortion Restrictions in the States (Interactive Map)

March 6, 2012


Think Progress, March 6, 2012 by Igor Volsky Conservative lawmakers around country have introduced legislation that would not only limit women’s access to abortion services, but also severely interfere with their reproductive health decisions. The bills — ranging from requiring women to hear ultrasounds before undergoing an abortion to significantly limiting when physicians can perform […]

Is Virginia’s ultrasound bill the future of abortion regulation?

February 18, 2012


Washington Post, February 18, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A Virginia law that would mandate ultrasounds prior to an abortion is gaining steam — and coming under intense criticism — as it heads to Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s desk. Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate have both passed the bill, while the governor has spoken favorably […]

Mandatory ultrasound bill giant step back for women

May 19, 2011


Houston Chronicle Opinion, May 7, 2011 by Beverly McPhail Sunday is Mother’s Day, when women are celebrated for their roles as loving and dedicated mothers. However, this year the celebration is diminished with the passage of the mandatory ultrasound bill, which attempts to control and constrain women’s very choices about becoming mothers. According to the […]


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