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Arizona bill would declare pregnancy 2 weeks before conception

April 4, 2012

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Raw Story, April 4, 2012 by David Edwards A measure passed Arizona’s Senate claims that it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but experts say that the bill is far more restrictive, effectively banning abortions after 18 weeks and declaring that a woman could be pregnant 2 weeks before she even had sex. […]

Women knit uteruses in protest

April 3, 2012

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CNN, April 2, 2012 http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=bestoftv/2012/04/03/women-knit-uterus-models.wfaa

Arizona’s “Fetal Pain” Law Could Cause More Abortions Than It Saves

April 3, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 3, 2012 by Robin Marty When I was pregnant with my second child, I had very recently miscarried, and was terrified that there was something wrong with the new pregnancy.  It was with those wary eyes that I noticed the odd behavior of the man performing my 20 week anatomy scan […]

The Trans-Vaginal Ultrasounds You Didn’t Hear About: Ignoring Anti-Choice Extremism in Texas

April 2, 2012

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Global Comment, April 2, 2012 by Jessica Luther In February, the state of Virginia became a focal point of attention in the national media when its legislature attempted to pass a forced ultrasound law that required doctors to know the gestational age of the fetus before performing an abortion. For people in the earliest stages […]

Personhood Measures in Disguise

April 2, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 2, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow Citizens in Mississippi, once, and Colorado, twice, have resoundingly rejected so called “personhood” measures that would have established the “pre-born” as separate legal persons under the law. There is increasing evidence that when people understand the broad reach of such measures, they vote them down. But […]

Kansas Spends Half A Million Dollars Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

April 2, 2012

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Think Progress, April 2, 2012 by Igor Volsky Kansas Spends Half A Million Dollars Defending Anti-Abortion Laws | The Kansas attorney general has dolled out more than half a million dollars to private law firms for defending anti-abortion laws the state enacted last year, the Associated Press reports. The attorney general’s office paid $317,000 to […]

Glorifying the Fetus While Ignoring the Fetal Environment

April 1, 2012

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Reality Check, March 29, 2012 by Margie Kelly Abortion opponents long ago slapped their brand on the fetus, parading giant graphic images of fetuses in marches and now calling for laws mandating pictures of fetuses inside a woman’s body via sonograms – sometimes even broadcasting them live in anti-abortion campaigns. By separating fetuses from the […]

Kansas Abortion Bill: Lawmakers Vote To Allow Medical Professionals To Refuse Information

March 30, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 30, 2012 by John Celock The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives this week passed legislation making it easier for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to deny abortion and sterilization coverage, including refusing to refer patients to a doctor who would treat them. The bill, which could come up for a vote in the […]

The GOP’s abortion offensive reaches New Hampshire

March 30, 2012

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Salon, March 30, 2012 by Irin Carmon Once a bastion of fiscal conservatism and social tolerance, the GOP’s war on women has infected the state House New Hampshire is supposed to be a libertarian state relatively unconcerned by “social issues,” so what is its House doing passing eight bills restricting abortion and contraception access? As […]

How to kill an abortion bill: Step one: Wait for a politician to say something stupid. Repeat

March 29, 2012

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Salon, March 29, 2012 by Irin Carmon Jessica Luther was never much of an activist, until she started reading about antiabortion laws online last year. When the government nearly shut down over the funding of Planned Parenthood, Luther started posting satire on Tumblr from her home in Texas. But as she learned about states proposing, […]

Kan. House advances abortion ‘conscience’ bill despite fears of limiting birth control access

March 28, 2012

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The Republic, March 28, 2012 by John Hanna TOPEKA, Kan. — A bill designed to give Kansas health care providers greater legal protections if they refuse any involvement in abortion moved Wednesday toward passage in the state House, despite concerns that it could lessen access to birth control. The House gave the measure first-round approval […]

Vagina enters stage left — or is it right?

March 28, 2012

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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 […]

University of Alabama College Democrats to protest personhood legislation Tuesday

March 26, 2012

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al.com, March 26, 2012 by Melissa Brown TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — University of Alabama College Democrats will gather Tuesday to protest Alabama Legislature bills dealing with women’s reproductive rights. “I want people to realize that there is nothing ‘small government’ about this Legislature’s agenda and hopefully we inform and encourage people to vote for better leaders […]

Personhood Florida leader defends movement in op-ed

March 26, 2012

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The Florida Independent, March 26, 2012 by Virgina Chamlee The leader of Personhood Florida, the group that wants the Sunshine State to outlaw abortion by defining life as beginning at the moment of conception, recently penned an op-ed targeting Planned Parenthood — claiming the group “fears the thought of what will happen if women learn […]

TN Republicans push social issues

March 25, 2012

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The Tennessean, March 25, 2012 by Chas Sisk (scroll down to see bolded area regarding The Life Defense Act of 2012) Abortion. Evolution. Guns. As Tennessee lawmakers rush to the finish of the two-year legislative session, Republican leaders say they want their first term in control of the state Capitol to be remembered for their […]