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Are Women Turning The Tide On Anti-Women Legislation?

March 25, 2012

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t still isn’t completely clear how the Idaho for ultrasound bill went from a sure thing to totally toxic in just a matter of a week. Some say that the Governor, Republican Butch Otter, may have indicated that he would veto the proposal, making the House less inclined to bother with the public battle. Others […]

Re-election anxieties stall ultrasound bill in Idaho

March 22, 2012

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The Kansas City Star, March 22, 2012 by Dan Popkey After an extraordinary closed-door caucus late Wednesday, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday’s 7:45 a.m. hearing on Senate Bill 1387. House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said the bill isn’t dead, but neither has another hearing or caucus been scheduled. A half-dozen members of […]

The Church Lady State

March 22, 2012

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New York Times, March 22, 2012 by Timothy Egan When people complain about liberal overreach they always bring up the nanny state. You know, sorting your garbage to see if a banana peel slipped in with a cellophane wrapper; energy-efficient light bulbs; neutered language in the public square to make sure no one is ever […]

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

March 22, 2012

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ABC News, March 21, 2012 by David Crary Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles — legal, financial and psychological — in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 […]

In attempt to sway lawmakers, abortion foes demonstrate live ultrasounds inside Idaho Capitol

March 21, 2012

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Washington Post, March 21, 2012 by Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Capitol was part medical clinic, part reality TV show and all cultural battlefield on Wednesday, as an anti-abortion advocate secured a basement meeting room to conduct live ultrasound procedures on six women before a mostly female audience of 150. Some were ejected […]

Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

March 20, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Just before the Idaho’s Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to […]

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

March 14, 2010

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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 […]