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Louisiana Attempts to Cement Its Status As Most Pro-Life State in America

May 31, 2012

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Think Progress, May 31, 2012 by Alex Brown Two bills that would further restrict abortion rights in Louisiana will be on their way to GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk soon. The state House and Senate passed SB 708, which alters a 2010 bill requiring an ultrasound before any abortion procedure, with overwhelming majorities. The legislation […]

House Rejects Bill to Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

May 31, 2012

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New York Times, May 31, 2012 by JENNIFER STEINHAUER The House on Thursday rejected a measure that sought to impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring — a practice known as sex-selective abortion. The legislation, which required two-thirds support to […]

California Bill Would Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control Pills

May 31, 2012

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CBS Los Angeles, May 31, 2012 CULVER CITY (CBS/AP) — California women would no longer have to make an appointment with a doctor to get birth control pills under a bill approved by the state Assembly. Lawmakers on Thursday approved AB-2348, which would allow registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives to give out and administer hormonal […]

SHOCKING! Planned Parenthood Patients Receive Fewer Abortions Than General Public

May 31, 2012

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Addicting Info, May 31, 2012 by Wendy Gittleson A few days ago, we published this article about a claim that Planned Parenthood performs an abortion every 96 seconds. We alleged that the claim was false. We were wrong and we were called out on it, and for that, we are grateful because it allowed us […]

Maternity Care in a “Majority Minority” Country

May 31, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 31, 2012 by Miriam Pérez Two weeks ago the news from the Census Bureau that non-white children make up the majority of those under the age of one year created a firestorm of media headlines across the nation. These demographic shifts have many implications for our nation, but my first thought […]

North Carolina Legislators Again Try To Block Planned Parenthood Funding

May 30, 2012

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Think Progress, May 30, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle After a judge last year halted a provision that would have blocked Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina from receiving state funds, Republican legislators are attempting to defund the women’s health organization again. Last week, a House subcommittee approved a spending plan that would stop the […]

Raped In Oklahoma? Better Know Your Hospitals

May 30, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 30, 2012 by Robin Marty Imagine being the victim of a sexual assault, or a parent who learns their daughter was  sexually assaulted. You arrive at a hospital, looking for assistance — someone to do a physical exam, tests, collect evidence, offer emergency contraception so the rape isn’t compounded by pregnancy. […]