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Coerced-abortion laws part of new pro-life strategy

August 30, 2012

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Colorado Independent, August 30, 2012 by Sofia Resnick On a Friday morning in September 2005, 22-year-old Brittany Wilson sat in a Planned Parenthood clinic a mile away from her home in Sioux Falls, S.D., and bawled her eyes out. Ten days before, she had called the clinic to schedule an abortion. Three days before her […]

Paul Ryan’s Deep Anti-Choice Roots

August 27, 2012

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The Progressive, August 27, 2012 by Ruth Conniff Paul Ryan’s views are just as extreme as Todd Akin’s. Before he became famous for his budget plan, Ryan began his political career as a creature of Wisconsin’s pro-life movement. When he first ran for Congress from Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1998, Paul Ryan sought the endorsement of […]

Wisconsin wants ban on birth control coverage for public employees with state health insurance plans

June 17, 2012

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Capitol Times, June 17. 2012 by Jessica Vanegeren Coming off a legislative session in which anti-abortion advocates claimed several policy victories while Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin saw its funding and breadth of services cut back, emboldened right-to-life forces are at work on a new set of policy proposals that would further curb women’s access to […]

Another Wisconsin Health Provider Ceases Medication Abortion in Face of Vague New Regulations

May 22, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice, May 22, 2012 PRESS RELEASE Law signed by Governor Scott Walker limits options for women facing unintended or untenable pregnancies. Madison, WI – Last month, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced it would suspend providing medication abortion in response to Act 217, a law adding vague, unnecessary, and intrusive restrictions for abortion providers and […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

The Campaign Against Women

May 19, 2012

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New York Times, May 19, 2012 by Despite the persistent gender gap in opinion polls and mounting criticism of their hostility to women’s rights, Republicans are not backing off their assault on women’s equality and well-being. New laws in some states could mean a death sentence for a pregnant woman who suffers a life-threatening condition. […]

Party’s lawmakers have hit rights, health, pay, safety

May 16, 2012

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Orlando Sentinel, May 16, 2012 by Susannah Randolph Let there be no doubt that the Republican war on women is coordinated, intentional and dangerous. The first battles began in state legislatures, and what most people don’t know is that the GOP‘s war on women has been quietly raging for years. Like a stealth attack, model, […]