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Michigan Governor Quietly Aborts Vote on Anti-Choice Bill

June 19, 2012

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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 […]

Two female Michigan lawmakers silenced after vagina, abortion comments

June 14, 2012

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Freep.com, June 14, 2012 by Kathleen Gray Freedom of speech has it limits – at least in the state House of Representatives. State Reps. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, and Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, were told today that they wouldn’t be recognized to publicly speak on any matters before the House because of comments they made Wednesday […]

Five Reasons Why Michigan’s Anti-Abortion Bill Is The Nation’s Worst

June 13, 2012

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Think Progress, June 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle The Michigan House has passed HB 5711, the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill that combines some of the worst attacks on women’s access to abortion care into one bill. The massive 45-page, Republican-backed legislation limits when a woman could have an abortion and puts a greater, […]

House Republican to introduce anti-abortion-rights bill targeting District

June 6, 2012

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The Hill, June 6, 2012 by Debbie Siegelbaum House Republicans are continuing their efforts to restrict abortions in the District of Columbia, announcing plans to introduce a new anti-abortion-rights bill in Congress. On May 31, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) wrote on his Facebook page that he plans to author the District of Columbia Respect for […]

Louisiana Attempts to Cement Its Status As Most Pro-Life State in America

May 31, 2012

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Think Progress, May 31, 2012 by Alex Brown Two bills that would further restrict abortion rights in Louisiana will be on their way to GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk soon. The state House and Senate passed SB 708, which alters a 2010 bill requiring an ultrasound before any abortion procedure, with overwhelming majorities. The legislation […]

Louisiana Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

May 29, 2012

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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 NECN.com: The measure by Senate President John Alario declares that the state should protect “the […]

Associated Press Pressured Into Anti-Choice “Correction”?

May 29, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty The Associated Press appears to have caved into pressure from anti-choice activists, issuing an erroneous “correction” that sounds exactly like a line from the National Right To Life Committee media guide. Lifenews.com brags about the change in language, stating: All too often the pro-life movement is […]

Why I perform abortions: A Christian obstetrician explains his choice

May 27, 2012

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NJ.com, May 27, 2012 Willie J. Parker, an obstetrician based in Washington, D.C., didn’t always perform abortions. He’s a Christian from Birmingham, Ala., who initially refused to even consider the procedure. But about halfway into his 20-year career, he changed his mind. Now, he’s one of those rare doctors who is willing to push the […]

How D.C. Became the Frontline of the Abortion Wars

May 25, 2012

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The Atlantic, May 25, 2012 by Nicole Allan Its quirky governance relationship with Congress makes liberal Washington an attractive rhetorical target for pet social conservative causes. Alabama, Nebraska, Idaho, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona, Georgia — politically, these states have much in common. All have Republican-dominated statehouses, have swung red in recent presidential elections (Indiana in […]

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 […]

Washington doctor speaks out against ban on late-term abortions

May 21, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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. […]

Republicans block Rep. Norton from testifying on anti-abortion bill for her own district

May 17, 2012

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The Raw Story, May 17, 2012 by Stephen C. Webster Update (below): Republicans stack witness panel with anti-abortion doctors The House Subcommittee on the Constitution will stage a hearing on Thursday for a bill that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Colombia. And much like the last major […]