Browsing All posts tagged under »Abortion Bill«

Thousands protest at Turkey anti-abortion law plan

June 3, 2012


Reuters, June 3, 2012by Ece Toksabay Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul on Sunday to protest against plans by Turkey’s prime minister to bring in a new law on abortion, a practice he has called “murder”. Women of all ages held aloft banners with slogans including “My body, my choice” and “I […]

Kansas Abortion Bill: Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Measure

May 4, 2012


Huffington Post, May 4, 2012 by John Celock Following more than two hours of emotional debate, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives passed a sweeping 69-page anti-abortion bill. The passage sets the stage for Kansas to potentially enact one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States, coming a year after the state […]

AL: Personhood amendment faces long odds

May 2, 2012


Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by Brian Lyman MONTGOMERY— Opponents dominated a public hearing Wednesday over legislation that would define individuals as persons “from the moment of fertilization and implantation into the womb.” The bill, sponsored by Sen. Phil Williams, R-Gadsden, faces steep obstacles to passage before the end of the 2012 Regular Session later […]

MN: Dayton issues second abortion veto

April 30, 2012


Star Tribune, April 30, 2012 by Jennifer Brooks Gov. Mark Dayton has issued his second veto of an abortion bill in as many weeks. The governor issued an expected veto Monday of a bill that would have required physicians to be physically present every time an abortion pill like RU-486 is prescribed, and again every […]

MN: Dayton vetoes abortion bill

April 27, 2012


Star Tribune, April 27, 2012 by Jennifer Brooks Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill Thursday that would have required licensing of abortion clinics. He’s also expected to veto another bill that would require a doctor to be present whenever an abortion pill is prescribed or swallowed. The abortion pill measure won final approval from the […]

Denying Women Their Rights, Criminalizing Doctors

April 25, 2012


Huffington Post, April 25, 2012 by Anu Kumar Last week, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer provide medical abortion, or abortion using medicines, due to new state regulations that make the procedure onerous. At a time when the pool of abortion providers is shrinking and abortion clinics are closing, medical abortion can truly […]

Compromise reached on anti-abortion bill

March 29, 2012


Access North GA, March 29, 2012 by Associated Press ATLANTA – Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a bill that would restrict women from getting abortions in Georgia five months into a pregnancy. The compromise will include Senate language that made an exception if a fetus was diagnosed with a fatal defect. The bill’s sponsor, […]

GOP ‘War On Women’ Loses Momentum In The States

March 29, 2012


Huffington Post, March 29, 2012 by Laura Bassett At this time last year, GOP-controlled state legislatures across the U.S. were passing a record number of laws restricting women’s access to reproductive health care. Now in the spring of 2012, as those same lawmakers attempt to impose new, harsher restrictions, they’re meeting with a great deal […]

Tennessee Abortion Bill Is Dangerous

March 21, 2012


Huffington Post, March 21, 2012 by Cara Palmer A new anti-abortion bill in Tennessee would “require the state to publish the names of each doctor who performs an abortion, and detailed statistics about the women having the procedure,” according to the Huffington Post. The demographic information the bill would force the Tennessee Department of Health […]