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Voters in the GA GOP Primary Will Vote on Personhood

May 21, 2012

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Christian News Wire, May 21, 2012 by Suzanne Ward NORCROSS, Ga.,  — Georgia Right to Life President Dan Becker today announced that Republican voters in all 159 GA counties will have the opportunity to approve granting “personhood” status to all human beings from their earliest biological beginning. The ballot question will appear on the July […]

Republicans In Georgia Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy, Even In Cases Of Rape

May 2, 2012

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Addicting Info, May 2, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. It was a one sided battle that resulted in Democratic women walking out of the legislature while their male Republican colleagues voted to take away their right to choose. Now the bill that prompted the walkout has been signed into law by Georgia Republican Governor […]

Pro-Life Bills Signed into Law in Oklahoma and Georgia

May 2, 2012

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National Right to Life News, May 2, 2012 By Dave Andrusko It’s been a very good four days for the Right to Life Movement. On Friday, pro-life Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law two measures. HB 2381 addresses the dangerous use of webcam technology which allows the abortionist to be hundreds of miles away […]

Georgia Governor Signs Unclear “Fetal Pain” Ban Into Effect

May 1, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 1, 2012 by Robin Marty Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has finally signed the state’s so called “fetal pain” ban into law — even though it’s not entirely clear when exactly abortion is being banned. The contentious bill was nearly derailed in the senate after a fight ensued over whether or not […]

They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

April 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Would you feel comfortable seeing a doctor who hadn’t been practicing medicine in at least a decade? Then why are “former OBG-GYN” congressman apparently getting extra say in what sort of health care women should be allowed to have nationally? Politico takes a look at the […]

Abortion Laws Proposed In Some States Would Buck National Trend, Expand Access

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Ariel Edwards-Levy WASHINGTON — As many states debate and pass new restrictions on abortion, often against increasing resistance, a small number of others are considering moves in the opposite direction, weighing legislation that would increase access to and coverage of abortions. A California bill awaiting its first hearing this […]

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

April 18, 2012

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Jezebel, April 18, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we’ve […]

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 […]

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, […]

Abortion bill hit home for GA Rep. Ron Stephens

April 1, 2012

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Savannah Morning News, April 1, 2012 by Larry Peterson A tea party group wants state Rep. Ron Stephens ousted because he didn’t back this year’s farthest reaching anti-abortion measure. Stephens is one of 17 House Republicans the Peach Tea Party scolded on Monday for failing to vote to reduce from 26 weeks to 20 the […]

Georgia Brings Back 20 Week Ban With “Compromise”

March 30, 2012

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RH Reality Check, March 30, 2012 by Robin Marty The Republicans in the Georgia legislature managed to find a “compromise” that would allow them to finally pass a 20 week ban on abortions.  The Senate proposal to exclude “medically futile” pregnancies was accepted by the House and voted through, effectively banning abortion after 20 weeks […]

Compromise reached on anti-abortion bill

March 29, 2012

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Access North GA, March 29, 2012 by Associated Press ATLANTA – Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a bill that would restrict women from getting abortions in Georgia five months into a pregnancy. The compromise will include Senate language that made an exception if a fetus was diagnosed with a fatal defect. The bill’s sponsor, […]

Georgia Senate To Vote On Anti-Abortion Bill Monday (Call your Reps!)

March 25, 2012

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The Moderate Voice, March 25, 2012 by Kathy Gill Sometime in the last month, a friend told me that Margaret Atwood said her dystopian novel, A Handmaid’s Tale, was not supposed to be predictive. When the Canadian author wrote this book in the early 1980s, could she have imagined that her fictional theocracy would foreshadow, […]

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

March 13, 2012

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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 […]

Nebraska Mother’s Nightmare with 20 Week Ban (2010)

March 14, 2010

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ABC News, March 14, 2012 by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by […]