Browsing All posts tagged under »Roe v Wade«

A Never-Ending Story

September 5, 2012


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 […]

Personhood group plans to appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling

July 28, 2012


News OK, July28, 2012 by Michael McNutt A national group plans to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal an Oklahoma ruling that its proposed ballot issue to define a fertilized human egg as a person is unconstitutional. Personhood USA will announce its appeal Monday, representatives of the group said Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme […]

Arizona v. Roe v. Wade

July 19, 2012


The Washington Post, July 19, 2012 by Sarah Kliff A new lawsuit in Arizona challenges the state’s ban on late-term abortion – and has the potential to steer the future of abortion rights in America. Irin Carmon flags Paul Isaacson, MD v. Tom Horne, Attorney General, a legal challenge jointly filed by the Center for […]

The War on Contraception: It’s Time to Take Sides

June 7, 2012


Huffington Post, June 7, 2012 by Cristina Page Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, Griswold v Connecticut, which granted married people the right to use contraception — it’s worth doing the math: it wasn’t until 1965 that the U.S. government permitted married couples to use contraception. (The court would not grant […]

The Importance of Choice

May 21, 2012


Huffington Post, May 21, 2012 by Hayley Rose Horzepa After being raped by two men when I was just fifteen years old, I understand the value of choice. Maybe that’s because I never had one. The trauma I experienced reminds me of the abortion ban Mississippi law makers are pushing through their state legislature. Had […]

The Campaign Against Women

May 19, 2012


New York Times, May 19, 2012 by Despite the persistent gender gap in opinion polls and mounting criticism of their hostility to women’s rights, Republicans are not backing off their assault on women’s equality and well-being. New laws in some states could mean a death sentence for a pregnant woman who suffers a life-threatening condition. […]

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 […]

Rand Paul Signs Fundraising Email Calling For Congress To Simply Ignore Roe v. Wade

May 14, 2012


Think Progress, May 14, 2012 by Ian Millhiser Earlier today, the National Review’s mailing list distributed an email (which can also be found here) signed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which called for Congress to pass a law effectively rendering a binding Supreme Court decision a nullity: Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in […]

Our view: Abortion debate a moot point

April 27, 2012


The Dispatch, April 27, 2012 Good for Hob Bryan. Rather than let a politically popular bill onto the Senate floor sure to be ruled unconstitutional, the Amory senator Thursday refused to let the bill out of the committee he chairs. The bill, making it a criminal homicide for anyone performing an abortion once a heartbeat […]

Fetal heartbeat bill killed by Miss. Senate chair

April 26, 2012


NECN, April 26, 2012 by AP ACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Senate chairman on Thursday killed a bill that could have led to a homicide criminal prosecution for anyone performing an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is found. Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said the bill is unconstitutional because lawmakers are […]

Our Bodies, Their Politics

April 16, 2012


In These Times, April 16, 2012 by Marilyn Katz The last few months have made abundantly clear what women must do: Rid America’s capitols of misogynists. The first “women’s group” that I was involved in was not born out of feminist theory or organized by intellectual women on campus. Rather it was in 1966 in […]

Oklahoma ‘personhood’ bill poses challenge to Roe

April 9, 2012


Thomson Reuters, April 9, 2012 by Terry Baynes (Reuters) – The next major challenge to the constitutional right to abortion in the United States could be a strategically-worded anti-abortion bill gaining momentum in the Oklahoma legislature. Oklahoma Senate Bill 1433, or the Personhood Act, grants embryos full rights as people from the moment of fertilization. […]

1 abortion reg survives, 2 die in Miss. Senate

April 3, 2012


Herald Times Reporter, April 2, 2012 by Emily Wagster Pettus JACKSON, Miss. (WTW) — One abortion-regulation bill survived and two died at Tuesday’s deadline in the Mississippi Legislature. Supporters of the surviving measure say it could slow down or even shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson. The Senate Public Health Committee […]

Tennessee Abortion Bill Is Dangerous

March 21, 2012


Huffington Post, March 21, 2012 by Cara Palmer A new anti-abortion bill in Tennessee would “require the state to publish the names of each doctor who performs an abortion, and detailed statistics about the women having the procedure,” according to the Huffington Post. The demographic information the bill would force the Tennessee Department of Health […]

The GOP War On Women Demands A New Women’s Rights Agenda for America

March 19, 2012


The New Civil Rights Movement, March 19, 2012 by Tanya Domi “Feminism” with a capital “F” is making a roaring comeback, thanks to the Republican War On Women: misogyny on steroids. It’s time we demand a new women’s rights agenda. As a young girl growing up in basketball-crazed Indiana, I used to go to bed […]