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Fifty-Five Shocking Anti-Woman Votes in Congress Exposed

September 12, 2012

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NARAL Blog for Choice, September 12, 2012 Last week, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Ca.), published a report documenting all of the anti-woman and anti-choice votes held by leaders of the U.S. House Representatives since January 2011. The report details 55 votes – all shamelessly anti-woman. Here are just […]

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill Requiring Women To Hear Fetus’ Heartbeat Before Abortion

May 3, 2012

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Think Progress, May 3, 2012 Louisiana has a history of anti-abortion legislation designed to infringe upon women’s access to abortion services. The state already requires women to have an ultrasound before an abortion procedure, but now, the state Senate has passed a bill that would require women to listen to the fetus’ heartbeat as well. […]

Ohio Senate has no intention of passing ‘Heartbeat Bill’

May 3, 2012

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Columbus Dispatch, May 3, 2012 by Catherine Candisky President Tom Niehaus says he won’t pass legislation to essentially outlaw abortion in Ohio. House Bill 125, the so-called heartbeat bill, triggered an unprecedented split in Ohio’s anti-abortion community, which disagreed about whether it was a good legal strategy to enact legislation almost certain to be declared […]

Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

May 2, 2012

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The Raw Story, May 2, 2012 by David Edwards Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close […]

Kan. Senate passes abortion bill, sending it gov

May 2, 2012

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NECN.com, May 2, 2012 by AP TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill giving more legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions was on its way Wednesday to Gov. Sam Brownback, despite concerns it would limit access to birth control and allow some professionals to block life-saving care. The Senate […]

House committee approves 2 anti-abortion bills

May 2, 2012

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Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by AP MONTGOMERY — Two bills aimed at making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion have passed an Alabama House committee. A public hearing was held in a Senate committee, but no vote was taken on another bill that is seen as a step toward banning […]

NH: Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills

April 25, 2012

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NHPR, April 25, 2012 by Sam Evans-Brown All eyes were on the State Senate today, where lawmakers voted down a bevy of bills that would regulate abortion and allow employers to opt out of covering contraception. State lawmakers have traditionally rejected such measures, but the issue has become a point of friction between the house […]

State senate committee holds testimony on four anti-abortion bills

April 13, 2012

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Nashua Telegraph, April 13, 2012 by Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – Supporters of several bills to ban abortions fought against being labeled anti-women, while opponents told lawmakers they risked fouling New Hampshire’s reputation as a state that defends individual rights. These were the philosophical markers laid down as a state Senate committee took hours of testimony […]

Of Women and… Caterpillars?

April 7, 2012

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My View of What’s Going on in the World Blog, April 7, 2012 by Brenda It seems amazing to me that any group, organization or leader would show such blatant disregard for such a large constituency of voters in an election year, but the GOP seems to keep trying to draw water from the same rancid well. […]

GOP ‘War On Women’ Loses Momentum In The States

March 29, 2012

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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 […]