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Statement on Court Action Regarding Contraceptive Coverage

July 27, 2012

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NARAL Pro-Choice, July 27, 212 Washington, D.C.—Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, expressed grave disappointment with a judge’s decision to allow a challenge against the Obama administration’s contraceptive-coverage policy to move forward. A heating and air-conditioning business owner brought the challenge.  The plaintiffs, who personally oppose contraception, asked the court for permission to discriminate […]

WA: Women suing McKenna over federal health care law

May 3, 2012

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Seattle Times, May 3, 2012by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Dozens of women filed a lawsuit Thursday against Attorney General Rob McKenna, alleging that his participation in legal action seeking to overturn the new federal health care law threatens access to comprehensive coverage for women. The politically charged lawsuit is seeking a ruling that McKenna violated his […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012

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USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

AZ State Legislature Passes Bill To Block Planned Parenthood From Providing Health-Care Services To Low-Income Women

April 24, 2012

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Tucson Weekly, April 24, 2012 by Jim Nintzel Republican state lawmakers and their pals on the religious right aren’t content with getting Gov. Jan Brewer to sign a new law that declares that women are pregnant weeks before conception. Now they’ve passed a bill aimed at making sure that low-income women in Arizona can’t choose […]

Social Media and Generational Shift In The War on Women

April 23, 2012

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Forbes, April 23, 2012 by Liza Donnelly The battle for the female vote in the presidential campaign has suddenly become fierce. The latest? Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell to be his national security and foreign policy advisor. So what, you ask? Should Mitt have hired a woman? That would have been nice, but no, that’s […]