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VA State board gives in to conservative pressure; controversial vote could shut down all of state’s abortion clinics

September 14, 2012

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Mother Jones, September 14, 2012 by Kate Sheppard The “war on women” headlines aren’t going away. Under pressure from conservative politicians, the Virginia Board of Health voted Friday to reverse an earlier decision that would have protected the state’s existing abortion clinics from strict new regulations. All clinics that provide first-trimester abortions now have two […]

Take Action: Write and email and protect women!

September 5, 2012

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Cooch Watch, September 5, 2012 by Lacey Landry We are asking you to take 5 minutes out of your day to write an e-mail to Dr. John Seeds, the anti-choice activist physician recently appointed to the Board of Health by Governor Bob McUltrasound. We are demanding that he recuse himself from the vote at the […]

Virginia Ultrasound Abortion Law Spreads Big Government, Misinformation and Fear

July 3, 2012

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PolicyMic, July 3, 2012 by Amy Sterling Casil irginia’s ultrasound law, which went into effect July 1, encourages a trans-vaginal ultrasound and requires a 24-hour waiting period before abortions. The law, signed by Governor Bob McDonnell, introduces an unnecessary procedure to abortions based in social engineering, not medical purposes — it’s a dreadful law and […]

Five Health Care Mandates Republicans Support

June 29, 2012

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Think Progress, June 29, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Republicans are in complete upheaval over Obamacare, fired up by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law yesterday. They have continuously claimed that the government is ramming this legislation down the throats of the American people, and now they are calling it an unwanted financial burden […]

Women return fire in gender war in election campaigns

May 13, 2012

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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

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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 […]

Protesters rally for women’s rights in Richmond

April 28, 2012

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Washington Post, April 28, 2012 by Anita Kumar RICHMOND — About 300 demonstrators gathered a few blocks from the state Capitol on a cold, rainy Saturday to continue their months-long protest against proposals they say restrict women’s rights. Some protesters carried professionally printed signs that carried messages such as “Stop the War on Virginia Women.” […]