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Iowa Right To Life Seeks to Deny Medicaid Coverage for Pregancies with Fetal Anomalies

August 16, 2012

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RH Reality Check, August 13, 2012 by Robin Marty Last year, 22 women in Iowa had abortions paid for by Medicaid. Of them, 7 were pregnancies as a result of rape, and 15 were due to fetal anomalies. Iowa Right to Life, having been thwarted in their attempt to force rape victims to give birth […]

Iowa GOP Targets Abortions For Low-Income Rape, Incest Victims

June 20, 2012

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Huffington Post, June 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett Republican lawmakers in Iowa have filed a petition demanding that the state immediately stop reimbursing low-income rape and incest victims for abortions through Medicaid. If the rule is implemented, it will conflict with federal law and could jeopardize the state’s entire $1.8 billion annual Medicaid grant. The […]

Iowa’s GOP Proposed Platform: The Tea Party Vision For Subjugating Women

May 22, 2012

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Addicting Info, May 22, 2012 by Kimberley Johnson This is not a surprising document. It’s a Tea Party bonanza and another petrifying example of why Democrats need to gain control of the government in the next election. As an activist for women’s rights, I am only going to focus on the issues pertaining to women […]

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, […]

IA: Steve King Again Attempts To Limit Women’s Access To Abortion Services

May 16, 2012

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Think Progress, May 16, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the same congressman who thinks states have a right to ban contraception, has revived an anti-abortion bill that is destined to die in the Senate. King has reintroduced his bill to “prohibit federal tele-health grants from going to clinics and doctors who […]

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 […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

Tough-Talking Older Woman Tells Off Congressman For Dissing Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, April 7, 2012 by Lauren Barbato Finally, a voice of reason! As GOP members flood mainstream media, scrambling to debunk the “myth” that women actively care about reproductive health and dismissing any fears of conservative women jumping ship come November, an Iowa resident let the Republican Party know there’s at least one woman […]

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 […]