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Missouri hosts a riptide on contraceptive mandate

August 6, 2012


UPI, August 6, 2012 by Malena Amusa Health reform is beginning to require insurers to cover contraception, which is bringing battles over the mandate to a head in states across the country. “It’s not a safe place for women and health care,” says a congressional candidate in Missouri. Seven cents a day; about $26 a […]

Planned Parenthood fight continues at state level

May 7, 2012


Washington Post, May 7, 2012 by Rachel Weiner While the national fight over Planned Parenthood has died down for now, Republican governors and legislators in numerous states have fought to defund the group. The use of federal funds for abortion services is already barred under the Hyde Amendment, but many states have cut off or […]

NE: ‘War on women’ protesters single out Johanns, Heineman

April 28, 2012


Journal Star, April 28, 2012 by MICHAEL BAMESBERGER To Susan Councell, you can call “the war on women” whatever you want. “It doesn’t matter how people want to package what’s happening to women in this country,” she said. “We just refuse to accept it.” That was the sentiment of several dozen protesters who held signs and […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012


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 […]

How Nebraska’s 20-Week Abortion Ban Became One Family’s Nightmare and Why We Need to Ban The Bans

April 10, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Jacqueline M. This article was written by Jacqueline M. and cross-posted from Women Are Watching, a project of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In Arizona, a sweeping anti-women’s health bill is “this close” to becoming law. After passing both the Arizona state House and Senate, the bill needs one […]

Champ and Chump: Two sides of the fight over a 20-week Abortion Ban

April 7, 2012


Women Are Watching, April 7, 2012 by Heather H. This week’s champ is someone who truly knows what’s at stake for women as legislators continue to push new anti-women’s health legislation in states across the country. That’s why, when Danielle Deaver heard that the states of Arizona and Georgia were coming closer and closer to […]

Prenatal care debate divides Nebraska Republicans

April 5, 2012


CBS News, April 5, 2012 by The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — The issues of illegal immigration and abortion have split Nebraska’s Republican-dominated politics, with some conservatives supporting a plan to offer state aid to pregnant women in the country illegally and others arguing that doing so would violate a bedrock GOP belief. The measure […]

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes “Women as Livestock” Bill

March 31, 2012


Ms. Blog Magazine, March 31, 2012 by Lauren Barbato After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fightsbetween lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from […]

Arizona Outdoes Everyone With New Anti-Abortion Bill

March 29, 2012


Mother Jones, March 29, 2012 by Kate Sheppard Bills limiting the time period during which abortion is legal have proliferated in recent years as other states have followed Nebraska’s lead and banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But a law under consideration in Arizona would roll back access to abortion even farther. The Arizona bill, (HB […]

Georgia Senate To Vote On Anti-Abortion Bill Monday (Call your Reps!)

March 25, 2012


The Moderate Voice, March 25, 2012 by Kathy Gill Sometime in the last month, a friend told me that Margaret Atwood said her dystopian novel, A Handmaid’s Tale, was not supposed to be predictive. When the Canadian author wrote this book in the early 1980s, could she have imagined that her fictional theocracy would foreshadow, […]

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

March 22, 2012


ABC News, March 21, 2012 by David Crary Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles — legal, financial and psychological — in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 […]

Nebraska Couple Watches Their Baby Die Because of New Law

March 7, 2012


Yahoo News, March 7, 2012 Nebraska mother Danielle Deaver, held her brand new, premature baby daughterlast December. She watched her struggle to breathe for 15 short minutes, and then die in her arms. Deaver’s water broke late in November, just past 20 weeks’ gestation. When she went to the hospital, doctors told her that it […]

Nebraska Mother’s Nightmare with 20 Week Ban (2010)

March 14, 2010


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 […]