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Arizona v. Roe v. Wade

July 19, 2012

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The Washington Post, July 19, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A new lawsuit in Arizona challenges the state’s ban on late-term abortion – and has the potential to steer the future of abortion rights in America. Irin Carmon flags Paul Isaacson, MD v. Tom Horne, Attorney General, a legal challenge jointly filed by the Center for […]

House Judiciary Committee Passes D.C. Abortion Ban With No Exceptions for Fetal Anomalies or Health of the Mother

July 19, 2012

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RH Reality Check, July 19, 2012 by Jodi Jacobson H.R. 3803, a bill to ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks gestation, is heading to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives after members of the GOP-dominated House Judiciary Committee yesterday voted in favor of it by 18 to 14. The […]

The war on abortion rights

July 18, 2012

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Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2012 An aggressive campaign is being waged across the country as opponents seize every opportunity to deny women long-established constitutional protections. In California, where limiting access to abortion and other reproductive services would be practically unthinkable, it can be easy to ignore the ceaseless attacks on women’s reproductive rights elsewhere.But […]

Women to hold rally month after ‘vagina’ comment

July 17, 2012

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SF Gate, July 17, 2012 by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Women riled over last month’s silencing of a female Democratic lawmaker who said “vagina” during a House debate about anti-abortion legislation and another who said “vasectomy” are pushing back at what they say is a war on women. Members of the Progressive Change […]

NARAL blasts GOP spending bill as ‘War on Women’

July 17, 2012

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The Hill, July 17, 2012 by Elise Viebeck A leading abortion-rights group denounced a new spending bill from the House GOP that defunds the healthcare law and includes several anti-abortion riders. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said the bill exemplifies “anti-choice” leaders’ “War on Women.” “These attacks on women’s freedom and privacy are […]

Planned Parenthood Sues Arizona Over New Anti-Abortion Law

July 17, 2012

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Slate, July 17, 2012 by Elizabeth Hewitt Planned Parenthood on Monday sued the state of Arizona in hopes of blocking a law set to take effect early next month that would cut off funding to its health clinics because the organization also performs abortions, Reuters reports. The law, signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in […]

‘No’ on ‘personhood’ question

July 17, 2012

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Savannah Morning News, July 17, 2012 by Charlie Harper “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?” This is a […]

Activists Demand Revisions to Indonesia’s Anti-Abortion Laws

July 15, 2012

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Jakarta Globe, July 15, 2012 by Dessy Sagita & Ismira Lutfia Activists have raised alarm over Indonesia’s anti-abortion laws, saying that criminalized abortion encourages women to turn to illegal practices that can be fatal. Inna Hudaya, the founder of SAMSARA, an NGO that provides assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies, said that criminalized abortion is […]

Village Council Slammed For Banning Love Marriages

July 14, 2012

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Med India, July 14, 2012 by VR Sreeraman A village in northern India has banned “love marraiges” and has prohibited women below 40 years of age from shopping alone or using cell phones in public, according to reports. In a slew of restrictive measures on women’s behavior, the council, or “panchayat,” in the predominantly Muslim […]

Judge allows anti-abortion law to take effect, grants more time to Mississippi clinic

July 14, 2012

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Lubbock Online, July 14, 2012 by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Friday allowed Mississippi’s anti-abortion law to take effect but said the state’s only clinic can remain open and will not face any penalties as it tries to comply with new requirements. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III gave […]

Lawsuit to block Arizona’s most restrictive abortion law in the nation

July 13, 2012

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Blog for Arizona, July 13, 2012 Earlier this year our Tea-Publican legislature pased the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. It bans abortions after 20 weeks, but has a unique provision for calculating the start of the 20 weeks from the date of the woman’s last menstrual period. As critics pointed out at the […]

The GOP’s Effort To Pull Out Of Medicaid Is Part Of Its War On Women

July 13, 2012

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Think Progress, July 13, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Medicaid expansion is just the latest battlefield in the Republicans’ ongoing war against women. Republican governors turning down health care funds are making a political statement, but in the process are hurting, not helping, the women their states. In fact, the two states with the highest number […]

State Legislatures Stay Busy On Abortion Laws

July 12, 2012

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NPR, July 12, 2012 by Julie Rovner 2011 was a banner year for state laws restricting abortion. And 2012 looks like runner-up. That’s the central finding of the midyear report from the Guttmacher Institute, the reproductive policy research group that keeps track of such things. There were 39 laws restricting abortion enacted in the first […]

Mississippi anti-abortion law at odds with facts

July 12, 2012

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Examiner.com, July 12, 2012 by Karen Graham U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, in a ruling this morning, declared that the Mississippi anti-abortion law, signed by Republican Governor Phil Bryant in April will remain blocked. It’s unclear how long the law will be delayed. Judge Jordan delayed the law’s implementation on July 1, […]