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Five Health Care Mandates Republicans Support

June 29, 2012

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Think Progress, June 29, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Republicans are in complete upheaval over Obamacare, fired up by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law yesterday. They have continuously claimed that the government is ramming this legislation down the throats of the American people, and now they are calling it an unwanted financial burden […]

Sole Abortion Clinic In Miss. Fights Law To Stay Open

June 29, 2012

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NPR News, June 29, 2012 by Debbie Elliott A new Mississippi law requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to be board-certified OB-GYNs. They also must have privileges to admit patients at a local hospital. The law is regulatory in nature, but at a bill-signing ceremony in April, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was […]

Republicans Advances War On Women

June 29, 2012

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CBS Chicago, June 29, 2012 by Bill Buck The Governor of South Carolina is unconcerned with women in South Carolina dying from preventable cancer. This week she took steps to promote cervical cancer in South Carolina. Nikki Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, vetoed a bill that that would help prevent the spread of the […]

GOP: ‘Only Health Care Mandate They Can Embrace Are Transvaginal Probes For Women’

June 29, 2012

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Huffington Post, June 29, 2012 by Luke Johnson Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) took a heck of a shot at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Friday on a conference call organized by the Obama campaign following the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. “The only health care mandate they can embrace are transvaginal probes for women,” […]

Republicans Slam Obamacare Using Pro-Choice Language

June 29, 2012

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Huffington Post, June 29, 2012 by Laura Bassett For years, Democrats and progressive women’s groups have characterized Republican attempts to limit access to abortion — such as mandatory ultrasounds and mandatory waiting periods before abortions — as the ultimate government intrusion into a woman’s personal medical decisions. On Thursday, conservatives usurped the very same pro-choice […]

Judge bars Kansas from cutting family planning funds

June 29, 2012

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Kansas City Star, June 29, 2012 by AP WICHITA — A federal judge has again barred Kansas from stripping federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in Wichita and Hays as well as an unaffiliated clinic in Dodge City. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Friday extended his preliminary injunction first issued a […]

Melinda to Colbert: Women Want Contraceptives

June 28, 2012

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Gates Foundation, June 28, 2012 by Melinda Gates As a young woman, I felt confident in my future because I knew I had the power to plan my family. I knew I could make plans and follow my dreams. What if every girl and woman in the world, even the poorest, had the opportunity to […]