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The Politics of Contraception (and Maternal Mortality)

March 31, 2012

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Seattle PI, March 31, 2012 by Erin Solaro A conservative (more or less) correspondent wrote to me of his dismay and despair about the freak show that is the Republican Party’s contenders for president. Even though I’m not sure birth control is a right, what do we get out of calling Sandra Fluke a slut […]

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes “Women as Livestock” Bill

March 31, 2012

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Ms. Blog Magazine, March 31, 2012 by Lauren Barbato After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fightsbetween lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from […]

Kansas Abortion Bill: Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Professionals To Refuse Information

March 30, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 30, 2012 by John Celock The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives this week passed legislation making it easier for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to deny abortion and sterilization coverage, including refusing to refer patients to a doctor who would treat them. The bill, which could come up for a vote in the […]

Alabama Supreme Court To Decide Whether State Meth Lab Law Applies To Fetuses

March 30, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 30, 2012 by Laura Bassett An anti-abortion litigation group filed a brief with the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday that urges the court to apply the state’s “chemical endangerment of children” law to fetuses, which would allow prosecutors to continue putting women behind bars if their babies test positive for drugs when […]

The ‘War on Women’ is really a war on freedoms

March 30, 2012

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The News Star, March 30, 2012 by Jackie Dehon March was Women’s History Month. I have written Women’s History Month guest editorials since the 1980s. I usually tell about the many unsung deeds of women. This year I feel a need to report on “the State of American Women.” Unknown numbers of women have contributed […]

An Open Letter to the Tiny White Man the Republican Party Has Sent to Live in My Underpants.

March 30, 2012

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, March 30, 2012 by Kari Anne Roy Dear Tiny White Man In My Underpants, Hey! How’s it going today? My guess is: verging on ovulation, potentially cyst-y. Ha! No seriously, I’m sorry about the bloating. I know that makes the waistband on my underpants tighter than usual, thus restricting your movement, and […]

Georgia Brings Back 20 Week Ban With “Compromise”

March 30, 2012

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RH Reality Check, March 30, 2012 by Robin Marty The Republicans in the Georgia legislature managed to find a “compromise” that would allow them to finally pass a 20 week ban on abortions.  The Senate proposal to exclude “medically futile” pregnancies was accepted by the House and voted through, effectively banning abortion after 20 weeks […]