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Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, of Tulsa, protests anti-abortion bill with F-word

February 29, 2012


NewsOK, February 29, 2012 by Megan Rolland Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, a Democrat from Tulsa, joined protesters of a proposed fetal personhood bill Tuesday on the north steps of the state Capitol. She held a sign that said, “If I wanted the government in my womb I’d f — a senator.” Warning: Graphic language in […]

Virginia Personhood Bill: State Senate Defeats Bill

February 23, 2012


Huffington Post, February 23, 2012 by John Celock In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state’s personhood bill, a key victory for women’s groups seeking to battle the current proposals on reproductive rights. By a 24-14 vote, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment (R-James City County) to […]

Texas bans Planned Parenthood from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program

February 23, 2012


Suehs Signs Rule Banning Abortion Affiliates The Texas Tribune, February 23, 2012 by Emily Ramshaw If there was any hope that the state was seeking a compromise with the federal government over Texas’ Women’s Health Program, it’s fading fast. At the direction of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Texas Health and Human […]

Girl Scouts promote homosexuality and abortion, lawmaker says

February 22, 2012


LA Times, February 22, 2012 By Rene Lynch Girl Scouts are dangerous — and not just to your diet. At least that’s what Indiana lawmaker Bob Morris says. He has labeled the Girls Scouts of America a radical organization that promotes homosexuality and abortion and is out to destroy American values. The Republican state representative […]

Campaign against birth control is religious fanaticism

February 20, 2012


Aljazeera, February 20, 2012, by John Stoehr Obama’s plan for preventative care for female employees has stirred up controversy among Catholics New Haven, CT – It has been weeks since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops first denounced a federal mandate that required preventative care for female employees in Catholic employers’ insurance plans. They […]

Short story: ILU-486

February 20, 2012


Short story: ILU-486 February 20, 2012 by Amanda Ching Summary: In the not-so-distant future of Virginia, the Personhood Act has outlawed abortion and chemical birth control. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist, though. ILU-486  for Evil Dr. Em and the twitter brigade Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had […]

Transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia, ‘personhood’ measures nationwide change battle lines on abortion: A Closer Look

February 19, 2012

0, February 19, 2012 by Cliff Pinckard Last week, the state House and Senate in Virginia passed two anti-abortion bills, one a ‘personhood’ law that “defines personhood at conception and “provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions

February 16, 2012


Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions Addicting Info, February 16, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. The Republican dominated Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 1433, also known as the Personhood Act, by a vote of 34-8. The bill would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions and […]

Amendment to Ohio bill would ban physician assistants from inserting IUDs

February 15, 2012

0, 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 […]

State Senator Constance Johnson Introduces “Every Sperm Is Sacred” Amendment to Anti-Choice Legislation

February 12, 2012


Sen. Johnson’s Website, February 12, 2012 “Any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.” — Text from the amendment proposed by Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson as a protest to the state’s controversial “personhood” […]

Kansas Abortion Bill Would Impose Sweeping Restrictions

February 6, 2012


Huffington Post, February 6,2012 by John Celock Kansas lawmakers have been given six days to consider one of the most sweeping state anti-abortion bills to be introduced. A Kansas House committee is scheduled to take up a bill Wednesday that would exempt doctors from malpractice suits if they withheld medical information to prevent an abortion. […]