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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception Use

May 12, 2012

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The Raw Story, May 12, 2012 by ABL A month or so ago, I wrote about a bill in Arizona (HB 2625) that would permit employers to opt-out of the so-called birth control mandate and interrogate their female employees about their sexual practices, all in the name of “religious freedom”: You see, if a female […]

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

Idaho doctor-lawyer fights fetal pain abortion law

April 17, 2012

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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 […]

Employer contraceptive bill sent back to House for second look

April 14, 2012

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Verde Independent, April1 4, 2012 by Howard Fischer PHOENIX — State senators voted Thursday to resurrect a controversial measure over contraceptive funding, but only after its chief proponent promised to change it. As approved, HB 2625 would allow any employer citing a religious objection to refuse to include birth control in insurance coverage for workers. […]

Governor Jan Brewer Signs Arizona’s Extreme New Abortion Law

April 12, 2012

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The Daily Beast, April 12, 2012 by Allison Yarrow Despite its name, critics derided the Women’s Health and Safety Act that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law today as cruel, dangerous, and hostile to women—likely to deter many Arizona women from seeking an abortion, and to distress those who nonetheless go through with one. […]

The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012

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Feminist Wire, April 9, 2012 by Vincent Martin A (self-admitted) conservative male acquaintance recently asked me what the War on Women means. Herein I will attempt to answer him. First, let me provide a shortened definition of War: “War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, […]

Arizona bill would declare pregnancy 2 weeks before conception

April 4, 2012

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Raw Story, April 4, 2012 by David Edwards A measure passed Arizona’s Senate claims that it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but experts say that the bill is far more restrictive, effectively banning abortions after 18 weeks and declaring that a woman could be pregnant 2 weeks before she even had sex. […]

Ariz. Legislator Continues Fiery Exchanges with Constituents

April 4, 2012

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Blog for Choice, April 3, 2012 by Thomas Last week, I told you about two Arizona state legislators who could use a class on Manners 101. State Reps. Terri Proud and Jack Harper wrote some nasty emails to pro-choice constituents who wrote in expressing their opposition to anti-choice bills moving forward in the Arizona legislature. […]

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 […]

Arizona Outdoes Everyone With New Anti-Abortion Bill

March 29, 2012

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Mother Jones, March 29, 2012 by Kate Sheppard Bills limiting the time period during which abortion is legal have proliferated in recent years as other states have followed Nebraska’s lead and banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But a law under consideration in Arizona would roll back access to abortion even farther. The Arizona bill, (HB […]

Arizona state Senate defeats bill on contraception

March 28, 2012

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Associated Press, March 28, 2012 by Paul Davenport PHOENIX (AP) — Majority Republicans were split Wednesday as the Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill to allow more employers to drop health insurance coverage for birth control amid concerns that the proposal jeopardized women’s care and privacy. Supporters had changed the bill ahead of the vote […]

Arizona Senate Approves Anti-Abortion Bill

March 27, 2012

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MyFox Phoenix, March 27, 2012 by Michelle L. Price PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Senate has approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and institutes new disclosure requirements, including one that requires women to look at a state-run website with images of fetuses at two-week intervals. The 20-week […]

Lawmakers spar over sweeping anti-abortion bill

March 22, 2012

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NECN.com, March 22, 2012 by Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans and Democrats in the Senate sparred Thursday over sweeping anti-abortion legislation that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and institutes new disclosure requirements, including one that requires women to look at a state-run website with images of fetuses at two-week intervals. During […]