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Ryan’s Support For Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Draws Fire

August 11, 2012


Buzzfeed, August 11, 2012 Democratic lawmakers and abortion rights organizations have opened an assault on Rep. Paul Ryan’s support for a controversial bill requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound on a woman before performing an abortion to ensure she can see the fetal image. Abortion foes have fought for versions of the measure around the […]

Letter: Reproductive Health

June 4, 2012


New York Times, June 4, 2012 by James Breeden Re “The Campaign Against Women” (editorial, May 20): The onslaught of laws focusing on denying reproductive health care rights is a concerted campaign against women. These laws are not grounded in science or evidence-based medicine. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that access to […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012


Op Ed News, May 25, 2012 by Naomi Wolf Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways? You would surely think so by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of […]

Colorado moved ahead or stayed even on education, gay rights, abortion

May 22, 2012


Colorado Independent, May 22, 2012 by John Tomasic Colorado legislative debate this year on education, gay rights and women’s health policies reflected larger well-worn national political back-and-forths, where showy speeches on immigration “illegals,” “traditional marriage” and religious freedom often sidetrack efforts to serve the public good. Caught in that kind of mire on a few […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

May 19, 2012


Women News Network, May 19, 2012 by Sandy Oestreich St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk.  It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate […]

Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

May 2, 2012


The Raw Story, May 2, 2012 by David Edwards Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close […]

They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

April 24, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Would you feel comfortable seeing a doctor who hadn’t been practicing medicine in at least a decade? Then why are “former OBG-GYN” congressman apparently getting extra say in what sort of health care women should be allowed to have nationally? Politico takes a look at the […]

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. […]

Laws Affecting Reproductive Health and Rights: Trends in the First Quarter of 2012

April 11, 2012


Guttmacher Institute, April 11, 2012  To date, legislators have introduced 944 provisions related to reproductive health and rights in 45 of the 46 legislatures that have convened this year. (Legislatures in Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas do not meet in 2012.) Fully half of these provisions would restrict abortion. So far this year, 76 […]

Texas Rep, Having Failed to Pass Anti-Choice Law, Orders Department of Health to Do His Bidding Anyway

April 8, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 8, 2012 by Andrea Grimes Texas Republican House Representative Bill Zedler couldn’t get the anti-choice amendment he proposed during last year’s special lawmaking session approved by his peers in the legislature–he’d like to gather as much information as possible on women seeking, and doctors performing, abortions–so he’s asked the Texas Department […]

Penile Probe Legislation

April 7, 2012


Twitter, April 7, 2012 by Elocin Nippep

Women’s health issues stir up national debate

April 4, 2012


The Detroit News, April 4, 2012 by Marisa Schultz Planned Parenthood opened a new health center this week in Ferndale in the midst of what supporters are calling unprecedented local and national efforts to put limits on women’s access to health care. With the presidential election as a backdrop,tensions inMichigan and acrossthe country are rising […]

Women are under attack in Pennsylvania

April 4, 2012


Mainline Media News, April 4, 2012 by Michele Vaughn 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 rights foremost: by introducing House Bill 1077, one of the most appalling and reprehensible […]

North Texas knitters stitch uteruses for protest

April 3, 2012


WFAA, April 2, 2012 by TERESA WOODARD DALLAS — Inside Kimberlyn Crowe’s Oak Cliff home, knitting has always been quiet therapy. Suddenly, it’s become a way to make some noise. “Words don’t do any good because it’s all been said,” she declared. So she let the yarn became her words and her hobby become her […]

Texas Ultrasound Bill Dispute

April 2, 2012


Ground Report, April 2, 2012 by Karly Berezowsky Can an ultrasound amount to rape? The Sonogram House Bill 15, passed by the 82nd Texas Legislative Session and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry last month, mandates that Texas doctors have to perform an invasive exam with an ultrasound probe before performing an abortion. According […]