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After Akin, GOP Makes Extreme Abortion Policy Official

August 21, 2012


Mother Jones, August 21, 2012 by Kate Sheppard In what will probably strike many people as a monumentally tone-deaf move, the GOP plans to include a plank in its 2012 platform calling for an amendment that would outlaw abortions under any circumstance. CNN reported on the draft language it obtained on Monday night, and the platform committee […]

New Frontiers of Extremism

August 20, 2012


New York Times Editorial, August 20, 2012 Republicans are frantically trying to get Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the United States Senate race in Missouri after his remark about abortion and rape, but not because it was offensive and ignorant. They’re afraid he might lose and cost them a chance at a Senate […]

Pregnant teen dies after abortion ban delays her chemo treatment for leukemia

August 18, 2012


CNN, August 18, 2012 by Rafael Romo The mother of a pregnant leukemia patient who died after her chemotherapy was delayed over anti- abortion laws is accusing doctors of not putting her daughter’s health first. The 16-year-old’s plight attracted worldwide attention after she had to wait for chemotherapy because of an abortion ban in the […]

Five Reasons Why Paul Ryan Is Bad For Women’s Health

August 13, 2012


Think Progress, August 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle During the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to pick a running mate who is just as anti-abortion as he is, and he seems to have found that in Paul Ryan. “I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Ryan, who is Roman Catholic, toldthe […]

House Fails to Pass Measure Attacking D.C. Women

July 31, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice, July 31, 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America channeled 40,978 messages in opposition to the bill Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, sharply criticizedanti-choice leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives for trying to enact a bill that would undermine the reproductive rights of women in Washington, D.C. The bill failed […]

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

June 13, 2012


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, […]

A Doctor Turned Lawyer Is Fighting For Women’s Rights To An Abortion

June 7, 2012


Business Insider, June 7, 2012 by AP In a strategy legal experts say is unheard of, a southeastern Idaho lawyer who is also a physician will be allowed to intervene in a challenge to the state’s so-called fetal pain abortion law in a case that could set national precedent. Rick Hearn is representing a Pocatello woman accused of illegally […]

Shaheen Reinforces Commitment to Servicewomen

June 7, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice, June 7, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces gathered to bolster support for an amendment authored by the senator that would lift the ban on servicewomen using their military health-insurance plans to cover abortion care if the pregnancy is the result of sexual […]

What “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” Would Mean to Women

May 29, 2012


Huffington Post, May 29, 2012 by Miriam Yeung On Wednesday, May 30, the United States House of Representatives will consider the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.” Known as “PRENDA,” the latest version of the bill (there have been at least three) would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If this bill becomes law, a doctor […]

Personhood vs. stem cell research

May 25, 2012


Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 25, 2012 by Kira Peikoff The state of Georgia may be about to get a lot more populous. Recently, it was announced that Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot question in the July 31 primary to declare that a “pre-born” child — consisting of as few […]

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 […]

Bubba And His Poor, Pitiful Women

May 17, 2012


ACLU Blog, May 17, 2012 by Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, Yesterday, a video leaked of Mississippi Representative Lester “Bubba” Carpenter (pictured above) gloating that he and his anti-choice cronies had passed a bill that could effectively put an end to safe, legal abortion in the state of Mississippi. The money quote: It’s going to be challenged, of […]

Ariz. Bars Funding For Groups Providing Abortions

May 5, 2012


NPR, May 5, 2012 by Dana Farington Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation late Friday that blocks state funds — in most cases — from reaching groups that provide abortions. As The Arizona Republic reports: “The law aims to prevent contracts with or grants to any group that perform abortions that do not meet the […]