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Personhood laws revoke right to choose

September 25, 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]