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The United States: Where Pregnancy is Probationary and Your Body is A Crime Scene

May 16, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 16, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Prosecuting women based on the outcomes of their pregnancies violates their constitutional rights and is cruel and unusual punishment. And yet, this is what is happening. Last week, the Indiana Supreme Court declined to drop feticide and murder charges against a woman named Bei Bei Shuai, who has been […]

Trent Franks, Arizona Congressman, Targets D.C. Abortion Rights

May 16, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 16, 2012 by Laura Bassett Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is pushing a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Columbia, but he has denied Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), D.C.’s only elected representative, the chance to testify on behalf of the city’s residents. Norton wrote […]

Party’s lawmakers have hit rights, health, pay, safety

May 16, 2012

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Orlando Sentinel, May 16, 2012 by Susannah Randolph Let there be no doubt that the Republican war on women is coordinated, intentional and dangerous. The first battles began in state legislatures, and what most people don’t know is that the GOP‘s war on women has been quietly raging for years. Like a stealth attack, model, […]

Should Parents Be Able To Sue For ‘Wrongful Birth’?

May 15, 2012

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NPR, May 15, 2012 by Kathy Lohr Several states, including Kansas and New Jersey, are debating so-called “wrongful birth” laws that would prevent parents from suing a doctor who fails to warn them about fetal problems. Abortion rights activists say the laws give doctors the right to withhold information so women don’t have abortions. In […]

Women return fire in gender war in election campaigns

May 13, 2012

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Detroit News, May 13, 2012 by Pauline Arrillaga Denver— Wanda Ramey stood on the University of Colorado campus, cane in one hand, “Close the Pay Gap” sign in the other. The rally for equal pay among women in the workplace was the 65-year-old spitfire’s second stop in a day of meetings and protests. Ramey’s top […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception Use

May 12, 2012

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The Raw Story, May 12, 2012 by ABL A month or so ago, I wrote about a bill in Arizona (HB 2625) that would permit employers to opt-out of the so-called birth control mandate and interrogate their female employees about their sexual practices, all in the name of “religious freedom”: You see, if a female […]

AZ Gov Brewer signs controversial contraception bill into law

May 11, 2012

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Explorer News, May 11, 2012 by Thelma Grimes Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2625 into law Friday. The legislation authorizes religiously-affiliated employers to deny contraceptive services from their employees’ health insurance plans. Despite opponents saying the bill would violate a woman’s right to privacy, proponents say it will apply exclusively to those entities whose religious beliefs […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012

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Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

The Government, Your Uterus, and You: New Laws in Arizona, Utah Affect Women’s Health

May 10, 2012

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Yahoo! Shine, May 7, 2012 by Lylah M. Alphonse It sounds like something that would expand access to family planning and women’s health services, but the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act actually ends funding for cancer screenings, birth control, and HIV testing if they’re provided by an organization that also offers abortion services. That […]

Planned Parenthood fight continues at state level

May 7, 2012

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Washington Post, May 7, 2012 by Rachel Weiner While the national fight over Planned Parenthood has died down for now, Republican governors and legislators in numerous states have fought to defund the group. The use of federal funds for abortion services is already barred under the Hyde Amendment, but many states have cut off or […]

Ariz. Bars Funding For Groups Providing Abortions

May 5, 2012

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NPR, May 5, 2012 by Dana Farington Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation late Friday that blocks state funds — in most cases — from reaching groups that provide abortions. As The Arizona Republic reports: “The law aims to prevent contracts with or grants to any group that perform abortions that do not meet the […]

MA: Notes from a women’s rights rally

May 1, 2012

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MIT Tech, May 1, 2012 by Mike Veldman Last Saturday, a rally was held at City Hall to protest the nationwide uptick in proposed and codified restrictions on access to abortion and contraception. The feeling shared by many women’s rights advocates is that the nationwide pro-life movement has become bolder, more extremist and, worst of […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012

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USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

Colbert Rips Arizona Abortion Law: ‘They’re Not Only Pro-Life — They’re Pre-Life’ (VIDEO)

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 http://www.hulu.com/aol/http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.aol.com/embed/2O-oCjQ7aC6vfOYsWxqfLA

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]