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Walker signs slew of controversial legislation, including anti-abortion and sex ed bills

April 7, 2012

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Wisconsin State Journal, April 7, 2012 by The Associated Press Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed a set of contentious GOP bills barring abortion coverage through health insurance exchanges, requiring doctors to consult privately with women seeking abortions and mandating sex education teachers stress abstinence. Walker, a Republican, signed the bills Thursday but didn’t announce the […]

Bill severs abortion, funding (NH)

April 6, 2012

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Concord Monitor, April 6, 2012 by Annmarie Timmins Led by a national pro-life group, several state lawmakers urged a Senate committee yesterday to eliminate federal tax dollars for any medical facility, hospitals included, that provides abortions or refers patients elsewhere for the procedure. Under the bill, a medical provider would be in violation if it […]

The Politics of Contraception (and Maternal Mortality)

March 31, 2012

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Seattle PI, March 31, 2012 by Erin Solaro A conservative (more or less) correspondent wrote to me of his dismay and despair about the freak show that is the Republican Party’s contenders for president. Even though I’m not sure birth control is a right, what do we get out of calling Sandra Fluke a slut […]