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

February 29, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cleveland.com, 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 […]