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Fatal Fetal Defect Counselors Brace For Influx of Families After Arizona’s Abortion Ban

July 30, 2012


Think Progress, July 30, 2012 by Aviva Shen Arizona’s new 20-week abortion ban goes into effect Thursday, with very real effects for families expecting babies with fatal fetal defects. The Arizona Republic reports on volunteer services rising to the challenge of helping parents cope with the trauma of watching infants die within minutes, hours, or […]

Judge allows anti-abortion law to take effect, grants more time to Mississippi clinic

July 14, 2012


Lubbock Online, July 14, 2012 by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Friday allowed Mississippi’s anti-abortion law to take effect but said the state’s only clinic can remain open and will not face any penalties as it tries to comply with new requirements. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III gave […]

Stop McDonnell & Cuccinelli’s TRAP scheme

June 14, 2012


NARAL Blog for Choice, June 14, 2012 by Tarina Keene Tarina Keene is executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. Sanity seems to have left the commonwealth of Virginia. Earlier this year, the country watched with shock and awe as Virginia passed a mandatory ultrasound bill that forces a woman to undergo an ultrasound procedure before […]

Merle Hoffman: ‘This is about every woman, it affects all of us’

June 11, 2012


The Guardian, June 11, 2012 by Carlene Thomas-Bailey The woman who opened one of the first US abortion clinics recounts her role in the 40-year fight for a woman’s right to choose in a new book. Merle Hoffman, who opened a clinic providing abortions before they became legal across America, talks about her career as […]

How the “Mad Men” Method of Birth Control Ended

June 7, 2012


Blog for Choice, June 7, 2012 by Lissy Moskowitz Lissy Moskowitz is the deputy director of policy at NARAL Pro-Choice America. Today, we commemorate the 47th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the monumental 1965 Supreme Court case that recognized Americans’ right to use birth control. The Griswold decision recognized a key aspect of the right […]

Letter: Reproductive Health

June 4, 2012


New York Times, June 4, 2012 by James Breeden Re “The Campaign Against Women” (editorial, May 20): The onslaught of laws focusing on denying reproductive health care rights is a concerted campaign against women. These laws are not grounded in science or evidence-based medicine. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that access to […]

Ohio Bill puts Planned Parenthood last in line for funds

May 17, 2012


Middletown Journal, May 17, 2012 by Laura A. Bischoff Ohio lawmakers eyeing plan to re-prioritize federal grant spending. COLUMBUS — An ideological battle about abortion is being waged in the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers consider a bill that would essentially take away federal family planning grants from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio. Legislators last month […]

Alaska UNITE: War on women must come to an end

April 27, 2012


Alaska Dispatch, April 27, 2012 by Rachel Higgins Lalki Throughout history, women have played an integral role in developing communities across Alaska and the entire United States. From doctors to mothers, we work in every corner of the job market. We are contributing members of society, and for that we deserve same level of respect […]

S.C. subcommittee votes to not pay for abortions in rape, incest

April 26, 2012


Kansas City Star, April 26, 2012 by Adam Bean S.C. taxpayers and state employees would not pay for abortions in cases of rape or incest, according to a budget rule unanimously approved Tuesday by a state Senate subcommittee. The rule, sponsored by state Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, would allow the state’s health insurance plan – […]

Baptist leaders decry Oklahoma ‘personhood’ measure’s fate

April 21, 2012


NewsOK, April 21, 2012 by Michael McNutt Oklahoma ‘personhood’ bill won’t get hearing on House floor, Speaker Kris Steele says. Opponents of the bill feared it could lead to restrictions on abortions, birth control, in-vitro fertilization and stem cell research. Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma urged state legislators to have a public […]

New Fertility Clinic Causes a Stir in Naperville

March 28, 2012


Parenting, March 28, 2012 by Sarah Preston Gorenstein Would you object to a new fertility clinic in your town? Or would you welcome it? A physician specializing in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Randy Morris, wants to open a fertility clinic in Naperville, Illinois, to serve the patients in its surrounding western suburbs. Sounds like […]

Leader of anti-abortion group joins Republican race for Missouri governor

March 26, 2012


The Republic, March 26, 2012 by The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leader of a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research is running for Missouri governor. Fred Sauer, who heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, filed Monday with the secretary of state’s office to run in the August Republican primary. Sauer, […]

Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States

August 1, 2011


Guttmacher Institute, August 2011 INCIDENCE OF ABORTION • Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion.[1] Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.[2] • Forty percent of pregnancies among white women, 67% among blacks and 53% among Hispanics are unintended.[1] […]