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IA: Steve King Again Attempts To Limit Women’s Access To Abortion Services

May 16, 2012

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Think Progress, May 16, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the same congressman who thinks states have a right to ban contraception, has revived an anti-abortion bill that is destined to die in the Senate. King has reintroduced his bill to “prohibit federal tele-health grants from going to clinics and doctors who […]

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 […]

AZ Gov Brewer signs controversial contraception bill into law

May 11, 2012

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Explorer News, May 11, 2012 by Thelma Grimes Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2625 into law Friday. The legislation authorizes religiously-affiliated employers to deny contraceptive services from their employees’ health insurance plans. Despite opponents saying the bill would violate a woman’s right to privacy, proponents say it will apply exclusively to those entities whose religious beliefs […]

Christian Conservatives vs. Sex: The Long War Over Reproductive Freedom

May 1, 2012

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AlterNet, May 1, 2012 by Rob Boston Americans today enjoy access to effective birth control. But it wasn’t always this way and religious conservatives are trying to turn back the clock. On Nov. 1, 1961, Estelle Griswold and Dr. Charles Lee Buxton did something radical: They opened a clinic in New Haven, Conn., to dispense […]

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, “If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I’d F*ck a Senator”)

March 2, 2012

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RH Reality Check, March 2, 2012 by Jennifer Dalven I am so excited I am beside myself. I’m a long-time reproductive health advocate looking at politicians around the country lining up to make it harder for a woman to get birth control, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to set up demeaning and obstructive roadblocks for […]

Bennet Speaks Out Against the Contraception Ban

March 1, 2012

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You Tube, March 1, 2012