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Idaho ultrasound bill killed

March 28, 2012


The Spokesman-Review, March 28, 2012 by Betsy Z. Russell Backers promise to retool and return next year with anti-abortion measure BOISE – Idaho’s forced ultrasound bill was killed for good Tuesday, when a House committee chairman said he won’t allow a hearing on the bill and anti-abortion activists said they’re withdrawing it. “The big problem that’s been […]

Oklahoma’s ‘Personhood’ Bill Advances from House Committee

March 28, 2012


Tulsa World, March 28, 2012 by Randy Krehbiel OKLAHOMA CITY – An amended version of a controversial “personhood” bill advanced from the House Public Health committee Tuesday over warnings of unintended consequences. Senate Bill 1443 says “the laws of this state shall be interpreted and construed to acknowledge on behalf of the unborn child at […]

Senate Republicans balk, complicate passage for anti-abortion bill

March 26, 2012

0, March 26, 2012 by Jim Galloway A bill to shorten the period during which women may seek abortions passed the state Senate this evening, but not before 13 Republican state senators joined Democrats to substantially change it – raising the possibility that it might not pass before the Legislature adjourns on Thursday. The bill […]

Kansas Bill Could Protect Doctors Who Lie to Prevent Abortions

March 24, 2012


Abortion rights advocates dispute so-called ‘wrongful birth’ provision in bill, March 24, 2012 by Scott Rothschild Topeka — Could a bill that the Kansas Legislature is considering protect a doctor who lies to a pregnant woman about the condition of her unborn child in order to prevent that woman from having an abortion? Jennifer […]

Personhood USA Comments on House Passage of Colorado Unborn Victims Bill

March 23, 2012


Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Preborn children may soon enjoy protection from violent crime in the state of Colorado. On Monday, the Colorado House gave final approval to HB 1130, the state’s proposed fetal homicide law. The bill now heads to the state Senate where Democrats outnumber Republicans 20 to 15. Opponents argue that […]

Re-election anxieties stall ultrasound bill in Idaho

March 22, 2012


The Kansas City Star, March 22, 2012 by Dan Popkey After an extraordinary closed-door caucus late Wednesday, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday’s 7:45 a.m. hearing on Senate Bill 1387. House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said the bill isn’t dead, but neither has another hearing or caucus been scheduled. A half-dozen members of […]

PA Senator Counters Ultrasound with Erectile Bill

March 21, 2012


NBC Philadelphia, March 21, 2012 by Associated Press A Pennsylvania senator said Tuesday he plans to introduce a bill next week to require prostate exams, cardiac stress tests and sex therapy for men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction. Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, said he is suggesting the measure to show how ridiculous he thinks it […]

Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

March 20, 2012


Huffington Post, March 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Just before the Idaho’s Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to […]

Utah governor signs law mandating 72-hour wait for abortion

March 20, 2012


Yahoo News, March 20, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah’s Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, even though a similar requirement in South Dakota has been blocked in court, a spokeswoman said. The decision by Governor Gary Herbert is expected […]

Key Findings: Threats to Choice

March 19, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2012 In 2011, anti-choice lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the country attacked women’s health and took every opportunity to restrict further the right to choose. In Congress, the anti-choice leadership of the House of Representatives declared blocking women’s access to legal abortion care a “top priority.” The House took eight […]

‘We Have No Choice’: One Woman’s Ordeal with Texas’ New Sonogram Law

March 15, 2012


Texas Observer, March 15, 2012 by Carolyn Jones Halfway through my pregnancy, I learned that my baby was ill. Profoundly so. My doctor gave us the news kindly, but still, my husband and I weren’t prepared. Just a few minutes earlier, we’d been smiling giddily at fellow expectant parents as we waited for the doctor […]

Fetal heartbeat bill passes Mississippi House

March 14, 2012


WSBTV, March 14, 2012 by The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A bill that would require physicians to search for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion passed the Mississippi House Wednesday The bill potentially would require women to have transvaginal ultrasounds of the sort that were contested in Virginia recently, because a heartbeat cannot […]

Georgia Rep Wants To Force Women To Carry Stillborn Fetuses…Like Cows Do

March 13, 2012


Blisstree, March 13, 2012 by Deborah Dunham In today’s news about more men who want to control women’s bodies, Georgia’s state representative, Terry England, wants to force us to carry stillborn fetuses to term–just like cows and pigs do, he says. Because, you know, women are just like barnyard animals. England was speaking on the […]

Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions

February 16, 2012


Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions Addicting Info, February 16, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. The Republican dominated Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 1433, also known as the Personhood Act, by a vote of 34-8. The bill would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions and […]

Amendment to Ohio bill would ban physician assistants from inserting IUDs

February 15, 2012

0, February 15, 2012 by Aaron Marshall COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill aimed at expanding the scope of work that physician assistants can do suddenly is at the center of a heated battle over birth control. A last-minute amendment from State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, chairman of the House Health and Aging Committee, bans physician assistants […]