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Idaho ultrasound bill killed

March 28, 2012


The Spokesman-Review, March 28, 2012 by Betsy Z. Russell Backers promise to retool and return next year with anti-abortion measure BOISE – Idaho’s forced ultrasound bill was killed for good Tuesday, when a House committee chairman said he won’t allow a hearing on the bill and anti-abortion activists said they’re withdrawing it. “The big problem that’s been […]

Oklahoma’s ‘Personhood’ Bill Advances from House Committee

March 28, 2012


Tulsa World, March 28, 2012 by Randy Krehbiel OKLAHOMA CITY – An amended version of a controversial “personhood” bill advanced from the House Public Health committee Tuesday over warnings of unintended consequences. Senate Bill 1443 says “the laws of this state shall be interpreted and construed to acknowledge on behalf of the unborn child at […]

Re-election anxieties stall ultrasound bill in Idaho

March 22, 2012


The Kansas City Star, March 22, 2012 by Dan Popkey After an extraordinary closed-door caucus late Wednesday, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday’s 7:45 a.m. hearing on Senate Bill 1387. House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said the bill isn’t dead, but neither has another hearing or caucus been scheduled. A half-dozen members of […]

Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

March 20, 2012


Huffington Post, March 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Just before the Idaho’s Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to […]

Utah governor signs law mandating 72-hour wait for abortion

March 20, 2012


Yahoo News, March 20, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah’s Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, even though a similar requirement in South Dakota has been blocked in court, a spokeswoman said. The decision by Governor Gary Herbert is expected […]

Key Findings: Threats to Choice

March 19, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, 2012 In 2011, anti-choice lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the country attacked women’s health and took every opportunity to restrict further the right to choose. In Congress, the anti-choice leadership of the House of Representatives declared blocking women’s access to legal abortion care a “top priority.” The House took eight […]

Fetal heartbeat bill passes Mississippi House

March 14, 2012


WSBTV, March 14, 2012 by The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A bill that would require physicians to search for a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion passed the Mississippi House Wednesday The bill potentially would require women to have transvaginal ultrasounds of the sort that were contested in Virginia recently, because a heartbeat cannot […]

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

March 13, 2012


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 […]

Texas bans Planned Parenthood from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program

February 23, 2012


Suehs Signs Rule Banning Abortion Affiliates The Texas Tribune, February 23, 2012 by Emily Ramshaw If there was any hope that the state was seeking a compromise with the federal government over Texas’ Women’s Health Program, it’s fading fast. At the direction of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Texas Health and Human […]

Is Virginia’s ultrasound bill the future of abortion regulation?

February 18, 2012


Washington Post, February 18, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A Virginia law that would mandate ultrasounds prior to an abortion is gaining steam — and coming under intense criticism — as it heads to Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s desk. Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate have both passed the bill, while the governor has spoken favorably […]

Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions

February 16, 2012


Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions Addicting Info, February 16, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. The Republican dominated Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 1433, also known as the Personhood Act, by a vote of 34-8. The bill would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions and […]

Amendment to Ohio bill would ban physician assistants from inserting IUDs

February 15, 2012

0, February 15, 2012 by Aaron Marshall COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill aimed at expanding the scope of work that physician assistants can do suddenly is at the center of a heated battle over birth control. A last-minute amendment from State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, chairman of the House Health and Aging Committee, bans physician assistants […]

State Senator Constance Johnson Introduces “Every Sperm Is Sacred” Amendment to Anti-Choice Legislation

February 12, 2012


Sen. Johnson’s Website, February 12, 2012 “Any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.” — Text from the amendment proposed by Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson as a protest to the state’s controversial “personhood” […]

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— […]

Mandatory ultrasound bill giant step back for women

May 19, 2011


Houston Chronicle Opinion, May 7, 2011 by Beverly McPhail Sunday is Mother’s Day, when women are celebrated for their roles as loving and dedicated mothers. However, this year the celebration is diminished with the passage of the mandatory ultrasound bill, which attempts to control and constrain women’s very choices about becoming mothers. According to the […]