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Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012

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USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

Amendment One: A real danger to domestic violence victims

April 21, 2012

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The Herald-Sun, April 21, 2012 by Elizabeth Froehling On May 8, North Carolinians will be asked whether to amend the state’s constitution to provide that the only valid and recognized domestic legal union is a marriage between one man and one woman. If Amendment One passes it will harm all unmarried couples, including unmarried women […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012

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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 […]