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Appeals Court Freezes Arizona Anti-Abortion Law

August 2, 2012

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Democracy Now, August 2, 2012 A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Arizona’s harsh new anti-abortion law just before it was to take effect. The law bans abortion after 20 weeks gestation — or 18 weeks post-fertilization — except in medical emergencies. Abortion rights advocates have filed a court challenge, calling the measure among the […]

Abortion Back On The Front Burner For Congress

July 20, 2012

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NPR, July 20, 2012 by Julie Rovner On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved, on a party-line vote of 18-14, a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Congress frequently exerts control over the city and its governance, much to the chagrin of the district’s elected officials […]

Arizona v. Roe v. Wade

July 19, 2012

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The Washington Post, July 19, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A new lawsuit in Arizona challenges the state’s ban on late-term abortion – and has the potential to steer the future of abortion rights in America. Irin Carmon flags Paul Isaacson, MD v. Tom Horne, Attorney General, a legal challenge jointly filed by the Center for […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012

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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 […]

Georgia Governor Signs Unclear “Fetal Pain” Ban Into Effect

May 1, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 1, 2012 by Robin Marty Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has finally signed the state’s so called “fetal pain” ban into law — even though it’s not entirely clear when exactly abortion is being banned. The contentious bill was nearly derailed in the senate after a fight ensued over whether or not […]

Governor Jan Brewer Signs Arizona’s Extreme New Abortion Law

April 12, 2012

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The Daily Beast, April 12, 2012 by Allison Yarrow Despite its name, critics derided the Women’s Health and Safety Act that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law today as cruel, dangerous, and hostile to women—likely to deter many Arizona women from seeking an abortion, and to distress those who nonetheless go through with one. […]

Arizona bill would declare pregnancy 2 weeks before conception

April 4, 2012

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Raw Story, April 4, 2012 by David Edwards A measure passed Arizona’s Senate claims that it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but experts say that the bill is far more restrictive, effectively banning abortions after 18 weeks and declaring that a woman could be pregnant 2 weeks before she even had sex. […]