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Proposed Anti-Abortion Measure in Canada Lacks Support

September 18, 2012


Ms. Magazine, September 18, 2012 Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Woodworth has proposed a private-member bill calling for the study of when a baby becomes a human being. MP Woodworth’s motion (motion 312) would review part of the Canadian homicide Criminal Code which states that a fetus becomes a human being at the moment […]

Oklahoma supreme court denies personhood bill

September 6, 2012

0, September 6, 2012 by Nicole Ramage September 5, Oklahoma supreme court ruled that the personhood bill was denied. If this bill would have been enacted, it would mean that the definition of person would be “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being to natural death.” The supreme […]

Take Action: Write and email and protect women!

September 5, 2012


Cooch Watch, September 5, 2012 by Lacey Landry We are asking you to take 5 minutes out of your day to write an e-mail to Dr. John Seeds, the anti-choice activist physician recently appointed to the Board of Health by Governor Bob McUltrasound. We are demanding that he recuse himself from the vote at the […]

Paul Ryan: Rape is a method of conception

August 27, 2012


Huffington Post, August 27, 2012 by Paul Slansky Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.” Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape — RAPE! — is now a “method of conception.” You […]

Akin Unmasks the Pro-Life Movement

August 20, 2012


The American Prospect, August 20, 2012 by Amanda Marcotte The myth that women can’t get pregnant from rape stems from basic assumptions anti-choicers make about women. If you’re going to slander the estimated 32,000 women a year who become pregnant after being raped, it’s probably not wise to do it on a Sunday, when it […]

Sen. Rand Paul Ruins More Things with Anti-Choice Antics

June 27, 2012


NARAL Blog for Choice, June 27, 2012 Today, a key committee of the U.S. Senate was a supposed to consider a bill to give Washington, D.C. greater autonomy over its own budget. But, the committee won’t get a chance to because of…Sen. Rand Paul. The junior senator from the commonwealth of Kentucky filed several amendments […]

Vagina is not a Dirty Word

June 26, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 26, 2012 by Beverly McPhail “Vagina” is not a dirty word, although legislators in the state of Michigan seem to think so. Recently, in response to the debate over a strict anti-choice bill that places onerous obstacles in the path of women seeking legal abortion, State Representative Lisa Brown used the […]

Georgia to vote on definition of personhood

June 22, 2012


One News Now, June 22, 2012 by Charlie Butts Republican voters in Georgia will be voting next month on a definition of personhood that will be on the ballot in 159 counties. The election is set for July 31st, although early voting begins on the 9th. Suzanne Ward of Georgia Right to Life gives more […]

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

June 8, 2012


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 […]

North Carolina Legislators Again Try To Block Planned Parenthood Funding

May 30, 2012


Think Progress, May 30, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle After a judge last year halted a provision that would have blocked Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina from receiving state funds, Republican legislators are attempting to defund the women’s health organization again. Last week, a House subcommittee approved a spending plan that would stop the […]

Louisiana Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s senate has unanimously approved a bill that would ban abortions at 20 week post conception on the medically disproven claim that a fetus can feel pain at that point. Via The measure by Senate President John Alario declares that the state should protect “the […]

Women raped while in the US military are denied abortions. End this now

May 28, 2012


The Guardian, May 28, 2012 by Nichi Hodgson Could the March Act be the law that finally persuades America’s anti-choicers of the compassionate abortion argument? “A female solider in Iraq is more likely to be attacked by a fellow soldier than killed by military fire,” declared a piece on rape in the US military in […]

No, Kansas. Abortions do not cause breast cancer

May 26, 2012


Star Tribune, May 26, 2012 by Elaine Shattner In Kansas, legislators recently passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. If enacted into law, the bill would require doctors to tell pregnant women of a relationship between abortion and breast cancer. This news follows passage by the New Hampshire State House of the Women’s Right […]

How D.C. Became the Frontline of the Abortion Wars

May 25, 2012


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 […]

Personhood vs. stem cell research

May 25, 2012


Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 25, 2012 by Kira Peikoff The state of Georgia may be about to get a lot more populous. Recently, it was announced that Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot question in the July 31 primary to declare that a “pre-born” child — consisting of as few […]