The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012


Women’s Media Center, October 15, 2012 by Alice Driver The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. The official 2012 GOP platform calls for a federal ban on abortion with no exception for rape or incest victims.  […]

Posted in: Abortion, United States

Planned Parenthood Clinic Denied License By Alabama, Showing Why the State is Anti Abortion

October 14, 2012


Policy Mic, October 14, 2012 by Audrey Farber Editor’s Note: With 32 days left until the presidential election, PolicyMic’s Audrey Farber will be posting a daily update on the state of abortion rights in the U.S., covering legislative challenges to Roe v. Wade in all 50 states. So far, we’ve gotten updates on Ohio, Florida, Georgia, D.C., South Carolina, […]

Posted in: Abortion, Alabama

Romney’s abortion remarks bring issue back into focus

October 10, 2012


Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012 by Seema Mehta and Mark Z. Barabak DELAWARE, Ohio — The abortion issue returned to the fore of the presidential campaign Wednesday as Mitt Romney reaffirmed his opposition and said he would act from the White House to reduce the incidence of abortion in the United States and around […]

We are women Colorado organizes rally in Central Denver

October 5, 2012


Examiner, October 5, 2012 by Juli Turano Saturday, October 6, 2012, in the heart of Denver, We are Women Colorado (WAWCO), a statewide women’s social organization is holding its first “Equality Rally and March.” The planned events are scheduled to begin around 1p.m. and weather permitting, conclude around 5p.m. See details below. WAWCO aims to […]

Study: Free Birth Control Slashes Abortion Rates

October 5, 2012


Time, October 5, 2012 by Olivia B. Waxman What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine […]

Personhood Coalition files legal action to make this ballot — or next

September 27, 2012


Denver Post, September 27, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition said Thursday it is suing in Denver District Court to challenge the secretary of state’s ruling that the anti-abortion measure fell short of making the fall ballot by 3,859 signatures. By law, the coalition had 30 days from the Secretary of State Scott […]

Study shows women use contraception to control lives, complete education and achieve goals

September 26, 2012


The Raw Story, September 26, 2012 by David Ferguson A recent study by the reproductive health and rights group the Guttmacher Institute confirms what many people have long known and suspected, that access to contraception helps women better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security and stability. The study, […]