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The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012

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Women’s Media Center, October 15, 2012 by Alice Driver The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. The official 2012 GOP platform calls for a federal ban on abortion with no exception for rape or incest victims.  […]

Planned Parenthood Clinic Denied License By Alabama, Showing Why the State is Anti Abortion

October 14, 2012

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Policy Mic, October 14, 2012 by Audrey Farber Editor’s Note: With 32 days left until the presidential election, PolicyMic’s Audrey Farber will be posting a daily update on the state of abortion rights in the U.S., covering legislative challenges to Roe v. Wade in all 50 states. So far, we’ve gotten updates on Ohio, Florida, Georgia, D.C., South Carolina, […]

Romney’s abortion remarks bring issue back into focus

October 10, 2012

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Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012 by Seema Mehta and Mark Z. Barabak DELAWARE, Ohio — The abortion issue returned to the fore of the presidential campaign Wednesday as Mitt Romney reaffirmed his opposition and said he would act from the White House to reduce the incidence of abortion in the United States and around […]

We are women Colorado organizes rally in Central Denver

October 5, 2012

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Examiner, October 5, 2012 by Juli Turano Saturday, October 6, 2012, in the heart of Denver, We are Women Colorado (WAWCO), a statewide women’s social organization is holding its first “Equality Rally and March.” The planned events are scheduled to begin around 1p.m. and weather permitting, conclude around 5p.m. See details below. WAWCO aims to […]

Study: Free Birth Control Slashes Abortion Rates

October 5, 2012

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Time, October 5, 2012 by Olivia B. Waxman What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine […]