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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 […]

Idaho Trial Over “Unlawful Abortion” Could Have National Repercussions

July 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check, July 12, 2012 by Robin Marty For anti-choice activists, Idaho’s Jennie Linn McCormack is the poster child for their “abortion as birth control” talking point. A single mother of three living on child support, McCormack accidentally got pregnant while her youngest was still a toddler. It wasn’t her first unintentional pregnancy, either. […]

A Doctor Turned Lawyer Is Fighting For Women’s Rights To An Abortion

June 7, 2012

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Business Insider, June 7, 2012 by AP In a strategy legal experts say is unheard of, a southeastern Idaho lawyer who is also a physician will be allowed to intervene in a challenge to the state’s so-called fetal pain abortion law in a case that could set national precedent. Rick Hearn is representing a Pocatello woman accused of illegally […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

April 18, 2012

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Jezebel, April 18, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we’ve […]

Idaho doctor-lawyer fights fetal pain abortion law

April 17, 2012

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Seattle Times, April 17, 2012 by Rebecca Boone The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states has come from an unlikely place. So has the second. BOISE, Idaho — The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states […]