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Are Women Turning The Tide On Anti-Women Legislation?

March 25, 2012


t still isn’t completely clear how the Idaho for ultrasound bill went from a sure thing to totally toxic in just a matter of a week. Some say that the Governor, Republican Butch Otter, may have indicated that he would veto the proposal, making the House less inclined to bother with the public battle. Others […]

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 […]

Eggs Are People Too!

March 21, 2012


The Nation, March 21, 2012 by Patricia J. Williams It’s an interesting time to ponder the meaning of life and death in the eyes of the law. On one hand, Christian conservatives increasingly seek to sacralize embryos from the moment of conception. On the other, the Supreme Court just heard a case that, among other […]

The GOP is obsessed with women’s bodies

March 17, 2012


The Globe and Mail, Saturday March 15, 2012 by Margaret Wente What’s the matter with the Republicans? Okay, don’t snicker – what isn’t the matter with them. But it’s a serious question. Republicans haven’t always been completely crazy; they used to talk about the economy, jobs and other things that matter to the U.S. electorate. […]

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, “If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I’d F*ck a Senator”)

March 2, 2012


RH Reality Check, March 2, 2012 by Jennifer Dalven I am so excited I am beside myself. I’m a long-time reproductive health advocate looking at politicians around the country lining up to make it harder for a woman to get birth control, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to set up demeaning and obstructive roadblocks for […]

Virginia Personhood Bill: State Senate Defeats Bill

February 23, 2012


Huffington Post, February 23, 2012 by John Celock In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state’s personhood bill, a key victory for women’s groups seeking to battle the current proposals on reproductive rights. By a 24-14 vote, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment (R-James City County) to […]

Short story: ILU-486

February 20, 2012


Short story: ILU-486 February 20, 2012 by Amanda Ching Summary: In the not-so-distant future of Virginia, the Personhood Act has outlawed abortion and chemical birth control. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist, though. ILU-486  for Evil Dr. Em and the twitter brigade Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had […]

Transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia, ‘personhood’ measures nationwide change battle lines on abortion: A Closer Look

February 19, 2012

0, February 19, 2012 by Cliff Pinckard Last week, the state House and Senate in Virginia passed two anti-abortion bills, one a ‘personhood’ law that “defines personhood at conception and “provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the […]

Is Virginia’s ultrasound bill the future of abortion regulation?

February 18, 2012


Washington Post, February 18, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A Virginia law that would mandate ultrasounds prior to an abortion is gaining steam — and coming under intense criticism — as it heads to Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s desk. Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate have both passed the bill, while the governor has spoken favorably […]

VA Legislator: Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment for Women Who’ve Had Abortions

February 22, 2010


Right Wing Watch, February 22, 2012 by Kyle Mantyla Last week we noted how Pat Robertson, Jonathan Falwell, and other right-wing activists in Virginia are targeting Gov. Bob McDonnell and other top elected officials to cut off any state funding for Planned Parenthood. During a press conference unveiling the effort last week, a state legislator declared that God punishes […]