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Proposed Anti-Abortion Measure in Canada Lacks Support

September 18, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, September 18, 2012 Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Woodworth has proposed a private-member bill calling for the study of when a baby becomes a human being. MP Woodworth’s motion (motion 312) would review part of the Canadian homicide Criminal Code which states that a fetus becomes a human being at the moment […]

‘Underground’ abortions in Poland, will Catholic country ease pro-life laws?

September 15, 2012

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Alaska Dispatch, September 15, 2012 by Vanessa Johnston When pregnant women in Poland decide to have an abortion, they take a common but highly secretive step. “I found some phone numbers in the newspaper; I called around,” explains a young blonde woman named Jola. The doctors are listed anonymously in the classifieds section offering to “induce […]

Scott Brown Attempts to Mislead Voters with “Pro-Choice” Claim

September 14, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 14, 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America sets the record straight on senator’s choice history Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, vowed today that her organization will not let stand Scott Brown’s assertion that he is pro-choice. “Scott Brown’s support for women’s reproductive health is inconsistent at best,” Keenan […]

VA State board gives in to conservative pressure; controversial vote could shut down all of state’s abortion clinics

September 14, 2012

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Mother Jones, September 14, 2012 by Kate Sheppard The “war on women” headlines aren’t going away. Under pressure from conservative politicians, the Virginia Board of Health voted Friday to reverse an earlier decision that would have protected the state’s existing abortion clinics from strict new regulations. All clinics that provide first-trimester abortions now have two […]

Personhood bill illogical; politicians should leave choice to people

September 14, 2012

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Kansas State Collegian, September 14, 2012 by December Lange We are now in the thick of that special time of the year when otherwise mild-mannered people get into shouting matches over same-sex marriage, abortion and government timing. It’s that time when birth certificates are demanded and members of the uneducated masses flock to Internet message […]

Confused by GOP ‘personhood’ stand

September 14, 2012

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Lohud.com, September 14, 2012 by Linda R. Garfunkel As a lifelong Democrat, I have avoided paying much attention to the Republican National Convention. But one issue in their platform is of great interest to me: personhood and when it begins. The Republican Party believes it starts at conception. So their national platform states that there should […]

Anti-Choice Missouri Lawmakers Override Health-Care Coverage for Women

September 13, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 13, 2012 Extreme anti-choice state lawmakers are at it again! Last night, the Missouri legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D-Mo.) veto of a far-reaching anti-choice bill that will now go into effect. This law will allow bosses to refuse to cover birth control, abortion, and other health-care services in their insurance […]

Missouri lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

September 12, 2012

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 12, 2012 by David A. Lieb The Missouri measure was championed by the Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Right to Life and other religious and anti-abortion groups. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP)— Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an […]

Fifty-Five Shocking Anti-Woman Votes in Congress Exposed

September 12, 2012

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NARAL Blog for Choice, September 12, 2012 Last week, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Ca.), published a report documenting all of the anti-woman and anti-choice votes held by leaders of the U.S. House Representatives since January 2011. The report details 55 votes – all shamelessly anti-woman. Here are just […]

Hobby Lobby sues government over healthcare mandate

September 12, 2012

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Reuters, September 12, 2012 by Steve Olafson Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance. The lawsuit, filed in District Court in the […]

We’re Not ‘The Entitlement Generation’

September 12, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 12, 2012 by Sandra Fluke Last weekend, Representative Walsh said he was “offended” by me, a “life-time student,” and that he wanted me to stop acting “entitled” and “get a job.” He explained that it wasn’t my fault because my generation has been raised this way and doesn’t know how to take care of […]

Colorado “Personhood” Amendment Officially Dead for Now

September 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 12, 2012 by Robin Marty It’s the end of the road for fertilized-egg-people, at least for this cycle in Colorado.  Although Personhood USA has until the 28th of September to challenge the results of the signatures gathered, the ballot certification deadline has already passed, making it impossible for the issue to be […]

U.S. court says woman can’t be charged for inducing abortion

September 11, 2012

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Reuters, September 11, 2012 by Dan Levine A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked the prosecution of an Idaho woman who aborted her pregnancy by taking pills instead of traveling to a clinic or hospital as required by state law. Jennie Linn McCormack, an unmarried mother of three, was charged by Bannock County prosecutors last year […]

Roy Moore Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Oklahoma Personhood Measure

September 10, 2012

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News Talk Radio 1450 AM WWNT, September 10, 2012 Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) from Gallant, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law, and the Adoption Law firm filed a amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Moore announced in a written statement […]

Personhood supporters love babies and women (just not at the same time)

September 10, 2012

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Clarion Ledger, September 10, 2012 by Natalie Winningham The noble advocates for life want women to know that they are only trying to help. By lobbying to remove all exceptions for abortion, including life of the mother, they are sending us a message of love: they don’t’ want to control us; they just want to […]