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Michigan Governor Quietly Aborts Vote on Anti-Choice Bill

June 19, 2012


Jezebel, June 19, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan Maybe he just wasn’t ready to be the father of such a harsh ban. Michigan’s Republican governor Rick Snyder has apparently asked, all hush-hush-like, that the most odious parts from the state’s now-infamous new set of abortion restrictions be removed from consideration by the legislature — according […]

Louisiana Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s senate has unanimously approved a bill that would ban abortions at 20 week post conception on the medically disproven claim that a fetus can feel pain at that point. Via The measure by Senate President John Alario declares that the state should protect “the […]

Washington doctor speaks out against ban on late-term abortions

May 21, 2012


Washington Post, May 21, 2012 by Sarah Kliff Congress is weighing a law for the District that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Willie Parker, a Washington-based obstetrician, is a doctor who has performed late-term abortions. He stands to be directly affected should that law pass. An obstetrician for two decades, Parker began […]

What a late-term abortion ban would mean for D.C.

May 18, 2012


Washington Post, May 18, 2012 by Sarah Kliff When Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill to ban late-term abortions in the nation’s capitol, it didn’t get much attention. It was last January, and reproductive health advocates were heading into all-consuming national battles over Komen and contraceptives. Rep. Franks’s bill hardly registered. Fast-forward five months, […]

Anti-abortion amendment kept off of child health bill

May 18, 2012


Concord Monitor, May 18, 2012 by Matthew Spolar Anti-abortion advocates nearly hijacked legislation requiring infant screenings for congenital heart defects before the Republican-controlled House reconsidered its action yesterday and passed the bill without changes. Senate Bill 348 adds the pulse oximetry test to the medical screenings required for newborns in New Hampshire. The bill is […]

DC Becomes the Next Front in Abortion Fight

May 18, 2012


Mother Jones, May 18, 2012 by Kate Sheppard Republicans seek to impose ban on abortions after 20 weeks in the capital. The District of Columbia is the latest front in the abortion battles, as a House subcommittee on Thursday heard testimony on a bill that would cut off women’s abortion access at 20 weeks gestation. […]

Let Her Speak

May 17, 2012


Emily’s List, May 17, 2012 by Eleanor Holmes Norton Today an all-male panel of Member of the House will hear witnesses on H.R. 3803, a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy only in the District of Columbia. The Democrats on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution have called a D.C. resident, Professor […]

Abortion bills advance through La. Legislature

May 16, 2012

0, May 16, 2012 by AP BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two bills designed to deter pregnant women from obtaining abortions advanced Wednesday in the Louisiana Legislature, with two health committees overwhelmingly moving them forward despite criticism that the measures go too far. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, said her bill, which gives women […]

Georgia “Fetal Pain” Ban Author Ok With Forcing Women Into C-Sections For Unviable Pregnancies

May 11, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 11, 2012 by Robin Marty When “fetal pain” bill sponsor, Republican Rep. Doug McKillip introduced a ban to outlaw abortion in the state of Georgia after 20 weeks post-fertilization, he gleefully noted the “thousand babies” the bill would allegedly save. As part of the bill, McKillip mandated that once the fetus […]

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Would Force Doctors To Warn Women Of False Cancer Risk

May 4, 2012


Think Progress, May 4, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle The Kansas House is considering HB 2598, a 69-page, extreme anti-abortion bill that would force doctors to warn women that abortions cause breast cancer — even though scientific studies have disputed the claim — define a fetus as a human being, and require women to hear […]

Arizona Outdoes Everyone With New Anti-Abortion Bill

March 29, 2012


Mother Jones, March 29, 2012 by Kate Sheppard Bills limiting the time period during which abortion is legal have proliferated in recent years as other states have followed Nebraska’s lead and banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But a law under consideration in Arizona would roll back access to abortion even farther. The Arizona bill, (HB […]