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Signatures turned in for Colorado anti-abortion measure

August 6, 2012


Denver Post, August 6, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition Monday submitted more than 121,000 signatures to the secretary of state to get its anti-abortion measure on the November ballot. The group, which claims 1,500 volunteers and the engagement of 500 churches in the cause, needs about 86,000 validated signatures to get the […]

The “Fortnight” is not right for women

June 18, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, June 18, 2012 The men featured at the all-male panel attacking birth control are back. Starting Thursday for two weeks, the anti-choice United States Conference on Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is organizing nationwide rallies as part of its “Fortnight for Freedom.”1 An event with a name like that makes me think of a […]

Five Things the House is Doing to Attack Choice

June 4, 2012


Huffington Post, June 4, 2012 by Nancy Keenan Last week, a divisive bill introduced by anti-choice Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Franks calls his bill the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” (PreNDA), but contrary to its title, it does nothing to end sex discrimination or gender inequity. All forms […]

Another Wisconsin Health Provider Ceases Medication Abortion in Face of Vague New Regulations

May 22, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice, May 22, 2012 PRESS RELEASE Law signed by Governor Scott Walker limits options for women facing unintended or untenable pregnancies. Madison, WI – Last month, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced it would suspend providing medication abortion in response to Act 217, a law adding vague, unnecessary, and intrusive restrictions for abortion providers and […]

Women on the front line of America’s abortion war

April 28, 2012


The Independent, April 28, 2012 by David Usborne A law threatening to close Mississippi termination clinics may have consequences for more than one state. David Usborne visits the scene of a bitter argument The cars begin to draw into the clinic’s small parking area shortly before 10. One circles the block twice before stopping, its […]

“‘Arrest Grandma’ Act Would Insert Government into Difficult Family Decisions”

April 20, 2012


Latinovations, April 20, 2012 We all know families that have experienced difficult situations. When a young woman faces an unintended pregnancy, she will have to make one of the most difficult and personal decisions of her life. Fortunately, the majority of young women do turn to their parents for support during these tough times. But […]

3 Videos Everyone Who Assumes Women Are Free Should See

April 5, 2012


Huffington Post, April 5, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Most women (and their spouses), whether personally comfortable with abortion or not, don’t automatically think about whether or not they might end up in jail, arrested while in labor or strapped to a hospital bed to undergo a forced Caesarian when they get pregnant. Laura Pemberton certainly […]

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Announces New Endorsements in Key House, Senate Contests to End War on Women

April 3, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice, April 2, 2012 Pro-choice PAC endorsed 44 candidates, contributed $178,500 to campaigns in first quarter of 2012 Washington, D.C. –Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, this morning announced another round of endorsements for the 2012 cycle from her organization’s political action committee. The organization’s PAC closed out the first quarter of this […]

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 […]