Browsing All Posts filed under »Utah«

Doctor Proposes $50,000 Impregnation Fine to End Abortion

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty We’ve seen a lot of “men’s health” laws get proposed recently as an answer to the ceaseless bills that seek to limit woman’s rights. Now, here is yet another proposal to try to limit unintended pregnancies… and it’s drastic. The Standard Examiner reports that a local doctor […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012


Op Ed News, May 25, 2012 by Naomi Wolf Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways? You would surely think so by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of […]

Women return fire in gender war in election campaigns

May 13, 2012


Detroit News, May 13, 2012 by Pauline Arrillaga Denver— Wanda Ramey stood on the University of Colorado campus, cane in one hand, “Close the Pay Gap” sign in the other. The rally for equal pay among women in the workplace was the 65-year-old spitfire’s second stop in a day of meetings and protests. Ramey’s top […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012


Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

The Government, Your Uterus, and You: New Laws in Arizona, Utah Affect Women’s Health

May 10, 2012


Yahoo! Shine, May 7, 2012 by Lylah M. Alphonse It sounds like something that would expand access to family planning and women’s health services, but the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act actually ends funding for cancer screenings, birth control, and HIV testing if they’re provided by an organization that also offers abortion services. That […]

Longer waiting period for abortions among hundreds of new laws taking effect in Utah

May 5, 2012


The Republic, May 5, 2012 by Josh Loftin SALT LAKE CITY — Opponents of a 72-hour waiting period for abortions in Utah don’t plan a legal challenge before the law takes effect on Tuesday, despite some similarities to a South Dakota law that has been put on hold by a federal judge. The Utah law, […]

Hundreds rally against ‘war on women’ at Utah Capitol

April 28, 2012


Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 2012 by Brian Maffly Equality » Activists decry states’ ‘race to the bottom,’ erosion of reproductive rights. Here’s the trouble with many of the nation’s recent legislative initiatives targeting the “tiny and intimate details” of women’s private lives: They are the spawn of male lawmakers rather than the fruits of […]

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 […]

Utah governor signs law mandating 72-hour wait for abortion

March 20, 2012


Yahoo News, March 20, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah’s Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, even though a similar requirement in South Dakota has been blocked in court, a spokeswoman said. The decision by Governor Gary Herbert is expected […]