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Texans Rally Against ‘War on Women’

April 30, 2012

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Fort Worth Weekly, April 30, 2012 by Andrew McLernore Thousands of women, men and children from across the state gathered at the southern steps of the Capital on Saturday to protest state laws that they say curtail basic human rights for women. Organized primarily by the group Unite Against the War on Women, speakers and […]

FL: Rallies held to protest ‘War on Women’

April 30, 2012

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WZVN, April 30, 2012 For video, click here FORT MYERS – The women vote is going to be very important in Decision 2012. And now, Florida Senator Marco Rubio finds himself on the defensive after voting against funding for domestic violence. Democrats view it as another battle in the war on women and republicans want […]

Texans unite against the ‘war on women’

April 30, 2012

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The Horn, April 30, 2012 by Cody Permenter During the last legislative session in Texas, women’s health and family planning services were slashed by $73.6 million and the legislature passed a bill that requires that requires a woman who seeks an abortion to receive a transvaginal sonogram. In response, thousands of Texans met at the […]

Unite Against War on Women Rallies Held Nationwide

April 30, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, April 30, 2012 Women across the country participated in marches and rallies on Saturday to protest recent attempts to roll back women’s rights. State legislators have passed or tried to pass laws to limit women’s reproductive rights throughout this year. Proposed legislation included personhood bills, fetal heartbeat laws, and ultrasound laws. The rallies […]

Are Anti-Choice Groups Finally Pushing Lawmakers Too Hard?

April 30, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 30, 2012 by Robin Marty In Ohio, anti-choice groups schism over the controversial “heartbeat ban,” with one set of anti-choice activists declaring that the other side was going too far and could potentially damage the movement with their zealotry. Now, the same sort of push back appears to be happening in […]

Oklahoma court rejects ballot initiative on “personhood”

April 30, 2012

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Reuters, April 30, 2012 By Steve Olafson The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday struck down a ballot initiative that sought voter approval of a so-called “personhood” amendment to the state constitution to define an embryo as a human being from the moment of conception. The ballot question would have asked Oklahoma voters to expand the […]

MN: Dayton issues second abortion veto

April 30, 2012

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Star Tribune, April 30, 2012 by Jennifer Brooks Gov. Mark Dayton has issued his second veto of an abortion bill in as many weeks. The governor issued an expected veto Monday of a bill that would have required physicians to be physically present every time an abortion pill like RU-486 is prescribed, and again every […]