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Public funding for abortion up for debate in NH

April 5, 2012

0, April 5, 2012 by Holly Ramer CONCORD, N.H.—Supporters of ending public funding for centers that provide elective abortions argued Thursday that doing so would give women an “upgrade in service at no additional cost,” while opponents said it could cost the state millions of dollars. Under a bill before the Senate Health and Human […]

Birth Control Debate: New Hampshire Lawmaker Urges Married Couples To Practice Abstinence

April 4, 2012


Huffington Post, February 17, 2012 by John Celock A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should practice abstinence instead of using birth control pills. State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker (R-Concord) made the claim — noting that abstinence is available “over the counter” […]

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 […]

The GOP’s abortion offensive reaches New Hampshire

March 30, 2012


Salon, March 30, 2012 by Irin Carmon Once a bastion of fiscal conservatism and social tolerance, the GOP’s war on women has infected the state House New Hampshire is supposed to be a libertarian state relatively unconcerned by “social issues,” so what is its House doing passing eight bills restricting abortion and contraception access? As […]

9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women’s Bodies

March 27, 2012


Huffington Post, March 27, 2012 by Katy Hall Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Tuesday to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) for accusing her of lying about the gender breakdown of a contraception hearing panel, but plenty of real lies remain in the debate over women’s health. Some are promoted by Republican lawmakers as they push legislation […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012


New York Times, March 7, 2012 by Pam Belluck and Emily Ramshaw Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Carlos, an impoverished town in South Texas, for breast cancer screenings, free birth control pills and pap smears for cervical cancer. But the clinic closed […]