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Virginia Ultrasound Abortion Law Spreads Big Government, Misinformation and Fear

July 3, 2012


PolicyMic, July 3, 2012 by Amy Sterling Casil irginia’s ultrasound law, which went into effect July 1, encourages a trans-vaginal ultrasound and requires a 24-hour waiting period before abortions. The law, signed by Governor Bob McDonnell, introduces an unnecessary procedure to abortions based in social engineering, not medical purposes — it’s a dreadful law and […]

Wisconsin wants ban on birth control coverage for public employees with state health insurance plans

June 17, 2012


Capitol Times, June 17. 2012 by Jessica Vanegeren Coming off a legislative session in which anti-abortion advocates claimed several policy victories while Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin saw its funding and breadth of services cut back, emboldened right-to-life forces are at work on a new set of policy proposals that would further curb women’s access to […]

Louisiana Attempts to Cement Its Status As Most Pro-Life State in America

May 31, 2012


Think Progress, May 31, 2012 by Alex Brown Two bills that would further restrict abortion rights in Louisiana will be on their way to GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk soon. The state House and Senate passed SB 708, which alters a 2010 bill requiring an ultrasound before any abortion procedure, with overwhelming majorities. The legislation […]

Abortion politics for export

May 17, 2012


Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2012 by Chloe Angyal Australians’ love of things American must not extend to a growing assault in the US on women’s reproductive rights. I HAVE learnt many things in the seven years I’ve lived in America. I’ve learnt to explain the difference between Australia’s three codes of football to a […]

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 […]

1,000 Reasons To Trust Women

May 4, 2012


Ms. Blog, May 4, 2012 by Colleen Crinion As a clinic assistant at two Planned Parenthood clinics, I’ve listened to approximately 1,000 women tell me about their abortion decisions. These women came from all over the world. Some were mothers, students, wives or girlfriends; some were only girls. They were different in many ways, but […]

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 […]

Louisiana Senate Passes New Abortion Bill

April 24, 2012


WJHG, April 24, 2012 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate agreed Tuesday to change the sonogram requirements for a woman seeking an abortion in the state, including asking her if she would like to hear the fetal heartbeat. Women in Louisiana already are required to get an ultrasound before they can have an […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]

Proposed abortion reporting rule meant to ‘intimidate’ physicians, say critics

April 18, 2012


Texas Independent, April 18, 2012 by Mary Tuma A proposed requirement by the state’s health services department would force doctors to collect detailed information about Texas women who seek abortions. Initially drawn up by Republican Rep. Bill Zedler during the 82nd legislative session, the new requirements would expand the scope of what a doctor must […]

Women under attack in Pa.

April 15, 2012

0, April 15, 2012 by Michelle Vaughn Michele Vaughn is chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee Women are under attack in Pennsylvania. At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education, and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s […]

Add Rhode Island to the list – forced ultrasounds

April 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 12, 2012 by Robin Marty Forced ultrasound bills have seen their popularity wane since the Pennsylvania and Idaho debacles, but Rhode Island appears determined to at least give theirs a fighting chance. The House Judiciary Committee will review a forced ultrasound bill, which would “require abortion providers to display and explain the […]

Pennsylvania Forced Ultrasound Bill Officially Kaput, At Least for this Year

April 10, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty We’ve learned better during the 2012 legislative session to call a bill dead before it is completely gone.  Some, like the Idaho ultrasound bill, seem gone only to make one more brief appearance when they think everyone has stopped paying attention, and so require a second […]

Measure to curb abortion on hold

April 7, 2012


Centre Daily Times, April 6, 2012 by Jessica VanderKolk A state House bill requiring an ultrasound for women seeking an abortion was pulled from the voting calendar, but that hasn’t stopped the outcry against the issue and continued debate. The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Kathy Rapp, was co-sponsored by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte. Called […]

Arizona Outdoes Everyone With New Anti-Abortion Bill

March 29, 2012


Mother Jones, March 29, 2012 by Kate Sheppard Bills limiting the time period during which abortion is legal have proliferated in recent years as other states have followed Nebraska’s lead and banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But a law under consideration in Arizona would roll back access to abortion even farther. The Arizona bill, (HB […]