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New Frontiers of Extremism

August 20, 2012

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New York Times Editorial, August 20, 2012 Republicans are frantically trying to get Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the United States Senate race in Missouri after his remark about abortion and rape, but not because it was offensive and ignorant. They’re afraid he might lose and cost them a chance at a Senate […]

War on women comes to a head in Indiana

June 27, 2012

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Journal Tribune, June 27, 2012 by Maureen Gill Every now and then I read something so outrageous – indeed, terrifying – that it stops me dead in my tracks, and I have to ask what country I’m living in. I look out the window and simultaneously pinch myself and then wonder if the revolution happened […]

Update on Bei Bei Shuai: Bad News From Indiana

June 6, 2012

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The Nation, June 6, 2012 by Katha Pollitt Bad news came from Indiana on May 11. The state Supreme Court has refused to review charges of attempted feticide and murder against Bei Bei Shuai. Just before Christmas 2010, Shuai, who was thirty-three weeks pregnant, attempted to kill herself by consuming rat poison after her boyfriend, […]

The suicidal pregnant woman and the politics of motherhood

June 1, 2012

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South Coast Today, June 1, 2012 by Libby Copeland Bei Bei Shuai, the Indiana woman charged with murder and attempted feticide for trying to commit suicide while pregnant, was recently released from jail for the first time in more than a year. She posted bond, and now she waits for her trial in December. And […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012

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Op Ed News, May 25, 2012 by Naomi Wolf Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways? You would surely think so by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of […]

Holding Pregnant Women and Providers to a Dangerous, Unattainable Standard

May 22, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 22, 2012 by Miriam Pérez As of today, Bei Bei Shuai is out on bail, thanks to the efforts of thousands of people who wrote on her behalf. Charges against her, however, are still pending and the prosecution of Bei Bei for feticide is still a reality. This issue is far […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]