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Federal appeals court allows Texas to defund Planned Parenthood

August 21, 2012

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CBS News, August 21, 2012 by AP AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th […]

Connecticut State Panel Declares Abortion An Essential Health Care Procedure

June 12, 2012

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Addicting Info, June 12, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. At least one state in America is willing to defend a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions. On Friday, a state panel in Connecticut unanimously declared that abortion is an essential health benefit ,that must be covered by all insurance plans. The state […]

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 […]

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

April 18, 2012

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Jezebel, April 18, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we’ve […]

Anti-Abortion ‘TRAP’ Law Part of Nationwide Trend

April 18, 2012

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Jackson Free Press, April 18, 2012 by Elizabeth Waibel The governor signed the first major piece of anti-abortion legislation into law this year—a measure designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1390, which puts restrictions on abortion facilities, into law yesterday. The new law requires all physicians associated […]

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

April 3, 2012

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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 […]