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At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes “Women as Livestock” Bill

March 31, 2012


Ms. Blog Magazine, March 31, 2012 by Lauren Barbato After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fightsbetween lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from […]

Alabama Supreme Court To Decide Whether State Meth Lab Law Applies To Fetuses

March 30, 2012


Huffington Post, March 30, 2012 by Laura Bassett An anti-abortion litigation group filed a brief with the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday that urges the court to apply the state’s “chemical endangerment of children” law to fetuses, which would allow prosecutors to continue putting women behind bars if their babies test positive for drugs when […]

University of Alabama College Democrats to protest personhood legislation Tuesday

March 26, 2012

0, March 26, 2012 by Melissa Brown TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — University of Alabama College Democrats will gather Tuesday to protest Alabama Legislature bills dealing with women’s reproductive rights. “I want people to realize that there is nothing ‘small government’ about this Legislature’s agenda and hopefully we inform and encourage people to vote for better leaders […]

Georgia Senate To Vote On Anti-Abortion Bill Monday (Call your Reps!)

March 25, 2012


The Moderate Voice, March 25, 2012 by Kathy Gill Sometime in the last month, a friend told me that Margaret Atwood said her dystopian novel, A Handmaid’s Tale, was not supposed to be predictive. When the Canadian author wrote this book in the early 1980s, could she have imagined that her fictional theocracy would foreshadow, […]

“Right to Professional Medical Judgment Act,” Crafted by Doctor, Introduced in Alabama

March 16, 2012


RH Reality Check, March 16, 2012 by Andy Kopsa A little over a week ago, Alabama pediatrician Pippa Abston had enough. In response to Alabama’s forced vaginal ultrasound bill, Abston posted a video expressing her outrage, as a doctor and woman, over the power grab by GOP extremists to act as elected physicians. I wrote […]

As Women Rally, Doctor Speaks Out Against Forced Ultrasound Bill in Alabama

March 8, 2012


Reality Check, March 8, 2012 by Andy Kopsa This morning women headed to Montgomery, Alabama to protest the forced ultrasound bill making it’s way through the statehouse.  Although the bill’s sponsor, Senator Clay Scofield is reportedly backing off the bill that would require trans-vaginal ultrasound prior to a legal abortion, a rally against SB12 is […]

15-Year-Old Girl Faces Life in Prison for a Miscarriage? Why Conservatives Are Criminalizing Pregnant Women

July 4, 2011


AlterNet, July 4, 2012 by Ed Pilkington The creeping criminalization of pregnant women is a new front in the culture wars over abortion. Rennie Gibbs is accused of murder, but the crime she is alleged to have committed does not sound like an ordinary killing. Yet she faces life in prison in Mississippi over the death of […]

Nebraska Mother’s Nightmare with 20 Week Ban (2010)

March 14, 2010


ABC News, March 14, 2012 by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by […]