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War Are Women: March on Washington, D.C. Press Release

August 10, 2012


War Are Women, August 10, 2012 Contact: Jessica DelBalzo, Media Coordinator, We Are Woman Email: Date:  August 10, 2012 RE:  We Are Woman National Rally for Women’s Rights Scheduled for August 18, 2012 Washington, D.C. – In less than two weeks, a grassroots organization called We Are Woman will bring thousands of women, men, […]

Michigan GOP Congressman Announces New D.C. Anti-Abortion Restrictions On Facebook

June 6, 2012


Think Progress, June 6, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser A Michigan congressman used his Facebook page last week to announce that he is planning to introduce legislation that would further limit accessto abortions for women in Washington, DC. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) posted that his bill would “requir[e] minors in D.C. to receive their parents’ consent […]

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 […]

Washington doctor speaks out against ban on late-term abortions

May 21, 2012


Washington Post, May 21, 2012 by Sarah Kliff Congress is weighing a law for the District that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Willie Parker, a Washington-based obstetrician, is a doctor who has performed late-term abortions. He stands to be directly affected should that law pass. An obstetrician for two decades, Parker began […]

Trent Franks, Arizona Congressman, Targets D.C. Abortion Rights

May 16, 2012


Huffington Post, May 16, 2012 by Laura Bassett Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is pushing a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the District of Columbia, but he has denied Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), D.C.’s only elected representative, the chance to testify on behalf of the city’s residents. Norton wrote […]