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Bill to ban abortions in DC after 20 weeks of pregnancy fails in the House

July 31, 2012

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Washington Post, July 31, 2012 by AP WASHINGTON — A bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed to pass the House on Tuesday, but anti-abortion activists hailed the vote as a sign that their efforts ultimately would succeed. The bill was based on the disputed claim […]

House Fails to Pass Measure Attacking D.C. Women

July 31, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice, July 31, 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America channeled 40,978 messages in opposition to the bill Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, sharply criticizedanti-choice leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives for trying to enact a bill that would undermine the reproductive rights of women in Washington, D.C. The bill failed […]

‘Personhood’ group takes petition case to the Supreme Court

July 30, 2012

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The Hill, June 30, 2012  by Elise Viebeck A group that seeks to establish legal rights for embryos is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a state ballot initiative on the issue to proceed. The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in April, stopped the circulation of a ballot petition that would define a fertilized human egg […]

Court upholds Arizona law banning abortion after 20 weeks

July 30, 2012

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The Hill, July 30, 2012 by Sam Baker A federal court Monday upheld Arizona’s strict anti-abortion-rights law, which bans most abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit challenging Arizona’s law, said it plans to appeal immediately. The court said Arizona had made the case that a […]

Fatal Fetal Defect Counselors Brace For Influx of Families After Arizona’s Abortion Ban

July 30, 2012

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Think Progress, July 30, 2012 by Aviva Shen Arizona’s new 20-week abortion ban goes into effect Thursday, with very real effects for families expecting babies with fatal fetal defects. The Arizona Republic reports on volunteer services rising to the challenge of helping parents cope with the trauma of watching infants die within minutes, hours, or […]

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their Babies Die

July 30, 2012

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Jezebel, July 30, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan It’s tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a “fetal grief counselor” in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers’ efforts, […]

Personhood group plans to appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling

July 28, 2012

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News OK, July28, 2012 by Michael McNutt A national group plans to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal an Oklahoma ruling that its proposed ballot issue to define a fertilized human egg as a person is unconstitutional. Personhood USA will announce its appeal Monday, representatives of the group said Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme […]