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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 […]

Some View ‘Gruesome And Sad’ Case As Victory For Women In Childbirth

June 19, 2012

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NPR Boston, June 19, 2012 by Rachel Zimmerman Allissa Pugh, of Milford, is an unlikely poster child for the rights of pregnant and laboring women. But in a ruling last week, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court effectively said that the actions of women who refuse medical treatment during childbirth shouldn’t be criminalized. And that unanimous […]

When Hard Cases Make Good Law: Mass. Supreme Court Upholds the Personhood of Pregnant Women

June 16, 2012

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RH Reality Check, June 16, 2012 by Farah Diaz-Tello The saying goes: Hard cases make bad law. Cases involving birthing women are no exception. A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the phenomenon of court-ordered medical treatment for pregnant women, and the legal reasoning underlying the cases in which this violation […]

MA: Notes from a women’s rights rally

May 1, 2012

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MIT Tech, May 1, 2012 by Mike Veldman Last Saturday, a rally was held at City Hall to protest the nationwide uptick in proposed and codified restrictions on access to abortion and contraception. The feeling shared by many women’s rights advocates is that the nationwide pro-life movement has become bolder, more extremist and, worst of […]