Clinton, others announce contraception deal

September 26, 2012

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WTOP 103.5 FM, September 26, 2012 by RON DePASQUALE UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Prices for long-acting contraception will be halved for 27 million women in the developing world through a new partnership, former President Bill Clinton and other world leaders announced Wednesday. The deal will help avoid almost 30 million unwanted pregnancies and save an […]

Posted in: Contraception, World

Personhood laws revoke right to choose

September 25, 2012

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Battle Creek Inquirer, September 25, 2012 by Nolan Perry In one important way the Michigan bill HB 5711, passed by the House and currently in the Senate, echoes anti-abortion legislation in Mississippi. The proposed Mississippi constitutional amendment expressly said what this Michigan bill legally presupposes: the fertilized human ovum, zygote, is a person entitled to […]

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Anti-Choicers Discuss Making Birth Control Illegal

September 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control. We have seen a rise in attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, eliminate […]

Where Are All the Angry Women?

September 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 24, 2012 by Marcia Reynolds I was reading a report by McKinsey and Company on Unlocking the Full Potential of Women at Work. It reminded me of all the articles I read when I started researching my book seven years ago. The statistics, problems and calls to action were the same. Women […]

Posted in: United States

Pennsylvania Kicks Off Fadiman’s Choice At Risk Film Screening Tour

September 24, 2012

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We’ve Had Enough PA, September 24, 2012 Following a series of pre-launch screenings in Nevada and California, we’re excited to announce that documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman will kick off a five-state, fall 2012 Choice at Risk film-screening tour with a gathering on Sept. 27th in Philadelphia sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Choice. The tour, facilitated by […]

Anti-Choice “Scholar” Explains How to Regulate Abortion Out of Existence

September 21, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 21, 2012 by Robin Marty When abortion is restricted, only rich people will get abortions. That’s the theory put forth by anti-choice scholar Michael New, who, when speaking at the Value Voters Summit explained how the increased regulations for women before they obtain an abortion serve to raise costs enough that […]

Posted in: Abortion, United States

New Mexico Gov. Requires Women Seeking Childcare Assistance To Prove They Were ‘Forcibly Raped’

September 20, 2012

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Think Progress, September 20, 2012 by Tara Culp-Ressler Update RH Reality Check has received confirmation from New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department that Martinez has requested the removal of the “forcible rape” language from the state’s childcare assistance applications. A statement from department explained, “The Governor feels the language is redundant and unnecessary, and […]

Posted in: Arizona, Rape