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Personhood laws revoke right to choose

September 25, 2012

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Battle Creek Inquirer, September 25, 2012 by Nolan Perry In one important way the Michigan bill HB 5711, passed by the House and currently in the Senate, echoes anti-abortion legislation in Mississippi. The proposed Mississippi constitutional amendment expressly said what this Michigan bill legally presupposes: the fertilized human ovum, zygote, is a person entitled to […]

Coerced-abortion laws part of new pro-life strategy

August 30, 2012

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Colorado Independent, August 30, 2012 by Sofia Resnick On a Friday morning in September 2005, 22-year-old Brittany Wilson sat in a Planned Parenthood clinic a mile away from her home in Sioux Falls, S.D., and bawled her eyes out. Ten days before, she had called the clinic to schedule an abortion. Three days before her […]

War Against Women Rages On in the Federal Courts

August 2, 2012

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ACLU Blog, August 2, 2012 by Alexa Kolbi-Molinas It’s been an interesting few weeks for women’s rights and health in the courts. First, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state can force a doctor to tell a patient that women who have abortions are more likely to commit suicide than those who […]

Anti-abortion bill passes, heads to senate

July 26, 2012

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Michigan State News, July 26, 2012 by Rachel Jackson With only 19 hours public notice, the Senate Judiciary Committee met Thursday morning and pushed through a controversial anti-abortion bill that sparked controversy in the House of Representatives last month. At the end of a two-hour session almost solely devoted to the abortion bill, the committee […]

Women to hold rally month after ‘vagina’ comment

July 17, 2012

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SF Gate, July 17, 2012 by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Women riled over last month’s silencing of a female Democratic lawmaker who said “vagina” during a House debate about anti-abortion legislation and another who said “vasectomy” are pushing back at what they say is a war on women. Members of the Progressive Change […]

Genesee County, state officials call anti-abortion bill threat to women’s rights

July 11, 2012

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Michigan Live, July 11, 2012 by Roberto Acosta MUNDY TOWNSHIP, MI — Genesee County and state officials voiced concerns a package of bills they said threatens women’s reproductive rights during a roundtable discussion at the Holiday Inn Gatway Center Wednesday evening. Among the speakers including state Rep. Charles Smiley, D-Burton, Burton Councilwoman Ellen Ellenburg and […]