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One Among Many Women Whose Stories Michigan Lawmakers Don’t Want Us to Hear

June 8, 2012

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RH Reality Check, June 8, 2012 by Angi Becker Stevens When she was pregnant with her second child, Jenni Lane of Ann Arbor, MI, was given a routine ultrasound at 18 weeks. Jenni, her husband, and their young daughter were delighted to learn they would be adding a baby boy to their family. But later […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal signs new abortion restrictions into law

June 7, 2012

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NOLA.com, June 7, 2012 BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal signed bills Thursday increasing the waiting time between a mandatory ultrasound and an abortion, requiring abortion providers to describe the results of that procedure to the woman and offer to let her hear the fetus’ heartbeat and prohibiting anyone who is not a physician from […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012

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USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 25, 2012

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New York Times, April 25, 2012 by Ada Calhoun On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter in her raw-wood-paneled living room, petting her terriers and half-watching TV. Kimbrough, who is 32, lives a few miles outside Russellville, a town of fewer than 10,000 in rural northwestern Alabama, near […]

Colbert Rips Arizona Abortion Law: ‘They’re Not Only Pro-Life — They’re Pre-Life’ (VIDEO)

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 http://www.hulu.com/aol/http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.aol.com/embed/2O-oCjQ7aC6vfOYsWxqfLA

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]

Kansas Spends Half A Million Dollars Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

April 2, 2012

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Think Progress, April 2, 2012 by Igor Volsky Kansas Spends Half A Million Dollars Defending Anti-Abortion Laws | The Kansas attorney general has dolled out more than half a million dollars to private law firms for defending anti-abortion laws the state enacted last year, the Associated Press reports. The attorney general’s office paid $317,000 to […]

My turn: Rape survivor opposes SB1387

March 27, 2012

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CDApress.com, March 27, 2012 by Kathleen Peterson I am a wife, mother, grandmother. I am also a woman married to a minister and am a professional designer and artist. Further, I am a survivor of rape, among other hideous indiscretions, by my father when I was in the eighth grade. Recently, I decided to seek […]

States with anti-choice abortion laws map

March 17, 2012

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The states on this map enacted anti-abortion laws in 2011.