Browsing All posts tagged under »Abortion Laws«

Women to hold rally month after ‘vagina’ comment

July 17, 2012


SF Gate, July 17, 2012 by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Women riled over last month’s silencing of a female Democratic lawmaker who said “vagina” during a House debate about anti-abortion legislation and another who said “vasectomy” are pushing back at what they say is a war on women. Members of the Progressive Change […]

Women on the front line of America’s abortion war

April 28, 2012


The Independent, April 28, 2012 by David Usborne A law threatening to close Mississippi termination clinics may have consequences for more than one state. David Usborne visits the scene of a bitter argument The cars begin to draw into the clinic’s small parking area shortly before 10. One circles the block twice before stopping, its […]

Pro-Choice People Dream of a World Where All Babies Are Aborted, Says Ridiculous Governor

April 25, 2012


Jezebel, April 25, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan Just as zombies crave the delicious chewy flesh of the human brain, so too do pro-abortion rights people crave nothing more than to abort the shit out of every pregnancy. We’re like hormonal teenagers. We’ll abort anything that walks. All day we dream about abortion. At least, […]

Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

April 25, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 25, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s new bill requiring abortion providers to play audio of the heartbeat of an embryo or fetus prior to an abortion has passed the full Senate and is now heading to the House, according to a report from AM870.  The state already requires a woman to […]

New anti-abortion law could lead to criminal charges for doctors

April 20, 2012

0, April 20, 2012 MADISON, Wis. – Planned Parenthood suspends nonsurgical abortions A new Wisconsin law that could lead to criminal charges for doctors who perform abortions is prompting Planned Parenthood to suspend nonsurgical abortions. RU-486, an artificial steroid that helps terminate pregnancy, will no longer be an option for Wisconsin women looking to terminate […]

Four people drive Ohio efforts on abortion

April 19, 2012


Port Clinton News Herald, April 19, 2012 by Paul E. Kostyu 3 women drafted Ohio heartbeat bill, one doctor pushes for personhood bill Three women dressed in pajamas at a sleepover in November 2010 used a whiteboard to draft an anti-abortion measure that split the pro-life movement, backed Republican lawmakers into a corner — and […]

Idaho doctor-lawyer fights fetal pain abortion law

April 17, 2012


Seattle Times, April 17, 2012 by Rebecca Boone The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states has come from an unlikely place. So has the second. BOISE, Idaho — The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states […]

“The War On Women”: A Teen’s Perspective

April 4, 2012


Huffington Post, April 4, 2012 by Laela Zaidi A new bill currently moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives would require the state to publish the names of doctors who perform abortion procedures for the public as well as detailed information about women who receive them. The Life Defense Act of 2012, sponsored by Representative […]

Arizona’s “Fetal Pain” Law Could Cause More Abortions Than It Saves

April 3, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 3, 2012 by Robin Marty When I was pregnant with my second child, I had very recently miscarried, and was terrified that there was something wrong with the new pregnancy.  It was with those wary eyes that I noticed the odd behavior of the man performing my 20 week anatomy scan […]

The GOP’s abortion offensive reaches New Hampshire

March 30, 2012


Salon, March 30, 2012 by Irin Carmon Once a bastion of fiscal conservatism and social tolerance, the GOP’s war on women has infected the state House New Hampshire is supposed to be a libertarian state relatively unconcerned by “social issues,” so what is its House doing passing eight bills restricting abortion and contraception access? As […]

Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

March 20, 2012


Huffington Post, March 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Just before the Idaho’s Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to […]

Key Findings: Threats to Choice

March 19, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2012 In 2011, anti-choice lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the country attacked women’s health and took every opportunity to restrict further the right to choose. In Congress, the anti-choice leadership of the House of Representatives declared blocking women’s access to legal abortion care a “top priority.” The House took eight […]

Kansas Abortion Bill Would Impose Sweeping Restrictions

February 6, 2012


Huffington Post, February 6,2012 by John Celock Kansas lawmakers have been given six days to consider one of the most sweeping state anti-abortion bills to be introduced. A Kansas House committee is scheduled to take up a bill Wednesday that would exempt doctors from malpractice suits if they withheld medical information to prevent an abortion. […]

Nebraska Mother’s Nightmare with 20 Week Ban (2010)

March 14, 2010


ABC News, March 14, 2012 by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by […]