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U.S. rape controversy reflects teachings of anti-abortion hero

August 25, 2012


Reuters, August 25, 2012 by Carey Gillam Eric Scheidler was in grade school when he was introduced to the power of John Willke’s persuasion. It was the 1970s and the now 87-year-old Dr. “Jack” Willke was renowned as a physician-turned-advocate for abolishing abortion. Willke’s teachings resonated four decades later in the controversy this week over […]

Abortion bills advance through La. Legislature

May 16, 2012

0, May 16, 2012 by AP BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two bills designed to deter pregnant women from obtaining abortions advanced Wednesday in the Louisiana Legislature, with two health committees overwhelmingly moving them forward despite criticism that the measures go too far. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, said her bill, which gives women […]

Ohio Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Accuses Radical ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Advocates Of Fudging The Facts

May 7, 2012


Think Progress, May 7, 2012 by Igor Volksy The Republican Senate president in Ohio is lashing out against radical pro-life activists who are pressuring conservatives in the state to advance the so-called heartbeat bill, which would outlaw abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The measure has already passed the House and […]

OH: Fights over Heartbeat Bill getting to be ugly

May 6, 2012

0, May 5, 2012 by Marc Kovac COLUMBUS – One of the ugliest fights this campaign season could be between two groups within the conservative camp, battling over a bill that would ban abortions within weeks of conception. Last week, GOP Senate President Tom Niehaus formally drew his line in the sand, making it clear […]

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill Requiring Women To Hear Fetus’ Heartbeat Before Abortion

May 3, 2012


Think Progress, May 3, 2012 Louisiana has a history of anti-abortion legislation designed to infringe upon women’s access to abortion services. The state already requires women to have an ultrasound before an abortion procedure, but now, the state Senate has passed a bill that would require women to listen to the fetus’ heartbeat as well. […]

Pro-Life Bills Signed into Law in Oklahoma and Georgia

May 2, 2012


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 […]

Louisiana Senate Backs Bill for Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds

April 26, 2012


LifeNews, April 26, 2012 by Steven Ertelt Add Louisiana to the list of states seeking to allow pregnant women considering an abortion a chance to see an ultrasound and hear a heartbeat of their unborn child beforehand. Late Tuesday afternoon, SB 708, the Hear the Heartbeat Act, authored by Senator Sharon Weston Broome (D-Baton Rouge), […]

Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

April 25, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 25, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s new bill requiring abortion providers to play audio of the heartbeat of an embryo or fetus prior to an abortion has passed the full Senate and is now heading to the House, according to a report from AM870.  The state already requires a woman to […]

Oklahoma And Louisiana Move Forward on “Heartbeat Bills,” As One Anti-Choicer Complains Of “Beating a Dead Horse”

April 20, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 20, 2012 by Robin Marty More women will be asked (or forced) to listen to a fetal or embryonic heartbeat prior to terminating a pregnancy, as “heartbeat bills” continue to advance through the state legislatures of Louisiana and Oklahoma. The Louisiana heartbeat bill would require that equipment be available in each room […]

Abortion foes ready new Ohio attack

April 16, 2012


Herald Dispatch, April 16, 2012 by The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of an Ohio bill that would impose the nation’s strictest abortion limit are preparing stepped-up attacks as lawmakers return to Columbus. National Right to Life founder Jack Willke demands in a full-page newspaper ad expected to appear in the Columbus Dispatch […]

Abortion is key US political flashpoint as laws tighten

April 13, 2012


BBC News, April 13, 2012 by Paul Mason Outside an abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, the protesters gather silently. They clutch crucifixes. Some kneel in the road. Inside it is quiet, calm and the facilities are pretty basic. Because of the protesters, most mainstream hospitals have stopped providing abortions, gynaecologist Dr Martin Ruddock tells me. […]

Mississippi “Heartbeat” Ban Returns

April 10, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty The Mississippi legislature is renewing a push for an outright ban on abortion after the point in which a heartbeat can be detected, as early as four weeks post conception, despite the fact that the bill was unable to make it out of the Senate Chamber. […]

Mississippi Legislature Passes Abortion Clinic Bill

April 4, 2012


Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2012 by Jeffrey Hess (NPR) The Mississippi legislature has passed a bill that will require any doctor performing abortions in the state to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital. The change could make staffing the state’s sole abortion clinic very difficult, since most of the […]

Vagina enters stage left — or is it right?

March 28, 2012


CNN, March 28, 2012 by Wayne Drash If anyone is comfortable speaking openly and boldly about women’s bodies, it’s Eve Ensler. The playwright and activist behind “The Vagina Monologues” has been at it for years. So when she watches American politics of late — especially the conversations swirling around women’s reproductive rights — she feels […]

Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Will Force Doctors To Wait Until A Woman Is In Mortal Danger To Justify An Abortion

December 14, 2011


Think Progress, December 14, 2011 by Tanya Somanader Dressed in the trappings of farcical arguments and absurd antics, Ohio’s “heartbeat” bill marches closer to becoming the most radical anti-abortion law in the nation. The bill bans abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which normally occurs around six or seven weeks into a pregnancy— […]