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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 […]

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes “Women as Livestock” Bill

March 31, 2012

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Ms. Blog Magazine, March 31, 2012 by Lauren Barbato After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fightsbetween lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from […]

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 […]

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, […]