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Don’t politicize reproductive health issues

September 9, 2012

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Greenville News, September 8, 2012 by Joyce Fishman Klein How did you learn the alphabet? Did you learn that A is for Apples, B is for Boys, etc.? Today in the world of politics in this country we are learning a new alphabet: A is for Abortion, B is for Birth control, C is for […]

Oklahoma supreme court denies personhood bill

September 6, 2012

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Examiner.com, September 6, 2012 by Nicole Ramage September 5, Oklahoma supreme court ruled that the personhood bill was denied. If this bill would have been enacted, it would mean that the definition of person would be “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being to natural death.” The supreme […]

Democrats single out Texas as the nation’s vilest villain in the ‘war on women’

September 6, 2012

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Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2012 by Jana Kasperkevic Texas Republicans have been singled out as villains in the war on women by none other than … Texas Democrats. At a Texas delegation breakfast earlier this week, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte “warned that the attack on reproductive rights had roots in Texas, with the […]

New Report on the Anti-Women Voting Record of the 112th Congress Identifies 55 Anti-Women Votes by House Republicans

September 5, 2012

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U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee, September 5, 2012 by Rep. Henry Waxman Report: The Anti-Women Voting Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, 112th Congress, September 5, 2012. Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo, Subcommittee […]

A Never-Ending Story

September 5, 2012

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New York Times, September 5, 2012 by LINDA GREENHOUSE An article in the paper the other day caught my eye and led me to ponder something I’d rather not have to think about at all: the Republican Party platform. The article that prompted these unwanted thoughts had nothing to do with politics. It reported that […]

Take Action: Write and email and protect women!

September 5, 2012

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Cooch Watch, September 5, 2012 by Lacey Landry We are asking you to take 5 minutes out of your day to write an e-mail to Dr. John Seeds, the anti-choice activist physician recently appointed to the Board of Health by Governor Bob McUltrasound. We are demanding that he recuse himself from the vote at the […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Personhood

September 4, 2012

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Opposing Views, September 4, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is urging the United States Supreme Court to review a decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court striking a ballot initiative that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define “person” as “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that […]

Colorado Personhood Supporters Continue to Fight

September 3, 2012

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Live Action News, September 3, 2012 by Jordan Hooker The Colorado Personhood Coalition will continue its fight to have the Colorado Personhood amendment included on the ballot, despite the Colorado secretary of state announcing that the measure fell 3,700 signatures short of the required number. According to Personhood USA, the Colorado Personhood Coalition has reviewed […]

Scaring the Voters in the Middle

September 1, 2012

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New York Times, September 1, 2012 by NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF THE claims of Representative Todd Akin that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape” now live in infamy. But a few things you may not know: If an American woman in uniform is raped and becomes pregnant, Congress bars Tricare military insurance from paying for […]

Could ‘personhood’ bills outlaw IVF?

August 30, 2012

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CNN, August 30, 2012 by Nadia Kounang For the past two weeks, since Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin uttered the phrase “legitimate rape,” Republicans have had to face questions about their attempts to end abortion. But could these same attempts also outlaw in vitro fertilization? The Republican Party’s platform states: “We assert the sanctity of […]

Coerced-abortion laws part of new pro-life strategy

August 30, 2012

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Colorado Independent, August 30, 2012 by Sofia Resnick On a Friday morning in September 2005, 22-year-old Brittany Wilson sat in a Planned Parenthood clinic a mile away from her home in Sioux Falls, S.D., and bawled her eyes out. Ten days before, she had called the clinic to schedule an abortion. Three days before her […]

What Vancouver women think about the US Republican Party’s “war on women”

August 30, 2012

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Vancouver Observer, August 30, 2012 by Beth Hong While Clint Eastwood’s strange “invisible Obama chair” endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention last night took over news headlines and Twitter feeds this morning, many individual Americans and groups continue to focus their efforts on the Republican Party’s ‘war on women‘, a term referring […]

Abortion ban backers fail to make Colorado ballot

August 29, 2012

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AP, August 29, 2012 by KRISTEN WYATT, DENVER (AP) — The nation’s only pending ballot measure to ban abortion in all circumstances has failed to advance to voters in Colorado. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Wednesday that backers of the divisive “personhood” amendment fell about 3,900 valid signatures short of the some 86,000 […]

GOP Platform: Abortion Ban Approved By Republicans In Tampa

August 28, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by PHILIP ELLIOT and ALAN FRAM TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by […]

Pennsylvania Senate Candidate: Daughter’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy ‘Similar’ To Rape

August 28, 2012

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Talking Points Memo, August 28, 2012 by Eric Kleefeld Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith is the latest Republican to bungle a response to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comment about rape and pregnancy. “What that congressman said I do not agree with at all. He should have never said anything like that,” Smith told reporters […]