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Obama ties Romney and Ryan to abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions

September 19, 2012


PolitiFact, September 19, 2012 With women voters as a key swing group in this election, Barack Obama continues to attack Mitt Romney on abortion. The Obama campaign made abortion rights a central point at the Democratic convention and now has launched yet another television ad that casts Romney as favoring the most hardline position on […]

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Thinks Roe Is “Utterly Idiotic”

September 18, 2012


Think Progress, September 18, 2012 by Robin Marty Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia isn’t one to pull punches, and if he’s angry, he’ll let you know. His latest rage? Someone misrepresented his “judicial philosophy.” He’s a complete constitutionalist and never uses his own personal views to decide cases. Unless you are talking about abortion, that […]

U.S. rape controversy reflects teachings of anti-abortion hero

August 25, 2012


Reuters, August 25, 2012 by Carey Gillam Eric Scheidler was in grade school when he was introduced to the power of John Willke’s persuasion. It was the 1970s and the now 87-year-old Dr. “Jack” Willke was renowned as a physician-turned-advocate for abolishing abortion. Willke’s teachings resonated four decades later in the controversy this week over […]

War On Women

August 24, 2012


Kansas City Star, August 24, 2012 by Mary Sanchez Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They’re no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the “war on women.” Why is so much prime time […]

New Frontiers of Extremism

August 20, 2012


New York Times Editorial, August 20, 2012 Republicans are frantically trying to get Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the United States Senate race in Missouri after his remark about abortion and rape, but not because it was offensive and ignorant. They’re afraid he might lose and cost them a chance at a Senate […]

Five Reasons Why Paul Ryan Is Bad For Women’s Health

August 13, 2012


Think Progress, August 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle During the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to pick a running mate who is just as anti-abortion as he is, and he seems to have found that in Paul Ryan. “I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Ryan, who is Roman Catholic, toldthe […]

‘Personhood’ group takes petition case to the Supreme Court

July 30, 2012


The Hill, June 30, 2012  by Elise Viebeck A group that seeks to establish legal rights for embryos is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a state ballot initiative on the issue to proceed. The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in April, stopped the circulation of a ballot petition that would define a fertilized human egg […]

Lawsuit to block Arizona’s most restrictive abortion law in the nation

July 13, 2012


Blog for Arizona, July 13, 2012 Earlier this year our Tea-Publican legislature pased the most restrictive abortion law in the nation. It bans abortions after 20 weeks, but has a unique provision for calculating the start of the 20 weeks from the date of the woman’s last menstrual period. As critics pointed out at the […]

Michigan anti abortion bill would force women to give birth to dead babies

June 11, 2012

0, June 11, 2012 by Robert Sobel If you ask most Americans, most will say that the economy and jobs will be the defining factor in determining the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. While getting Americans back to work is the number one topic, social issues also dominate much of the political landscape. Republican […]

Merle Hoffman: ‘This is about every woman, it affects all of us’

June 11, 2012


The Guardian, June 11, 2012 by Carlene Thomas-Bailey The woman who opened one of the first US abortion clinics recounts her role in the 40-year fight for a woman’s right to choose in a new book. Merle Hoffman, who opened a clinic providing abortions before they became legal across America, talks about her career as […]

The Worst Attack on Women’s Health in Michigan History

June 6, 2012


ACLU of Michigan, June 6, 2012 by Angi Becker Stevens Last Thursday, Republican Representative Bruce Rendon introduced HB 5711, a piece of legislation that takes every attack on women’s health in Michigan and combines them into the greatest assault on reproductive rights in Michigan history. This dangerous attack is moving rapidly and is scheduled to go […]

Louisiana Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s senate has unanimously approved a bill that would ban abortions at 20 week post conception on the medically disproven claim that a fetus can feel pain at that point. Via The measure by Senate President John Alario declares that the state should protect “the […]

Associated Press Pressured Into Anti-Choice “Correction”?

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty The Associated Press appears to have caved into pressure from anti-choice activists, issuing an erroneous “correction” that sounds exactly like a line from the National Right To Life Committee media guide. brags about the change in language, stating: All too often the pro-life movement is […]

Why I perform abortions: A Christian obstetrician explains his choice

May 27, 2012

0, May 27, 2012 Willie J. Parker, an obstetrician based in Washington, D.C., didn’t always perform abortions. He’s a Christian from Birmingham, Ala., who initially refused to even consider the procedure. But about halfway into his 20-year career, he changed his mind. Now, he’s one of those rare doctors who is willing to push the […]

Iowa’s GOP Proposed Platform: The Tea Party Vision For Subjugating Women

May 22, 2012


Addicting Info, May 22, 2012 by Kimberley Johnson This is not a surprising document. It’s a Tea Party bonanza and another petrifying example of why Democrats need to gain control of the government in the next election. As an activist for women’s rights, I am only going to focus on the issues pertaining to women […]