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New law won’t stop abortions

May 21, 2012


Clarion Ledger, May 21, 2012 by M.A. Gowen Why does Gov. Bryant hate women? The people of Mississippi voted against the Personhood. Are Bryant and Lt. Gov. Reeves so naive as to think that they can stop a woman from having an abortion if she really wants one? I worked at Baptist Hospital in the […]

Kansas Abortion Bill: Legislature Passes One Bill, Others Aimed At Limiting Abortions In The State Possible

May 3, 2012


Huffington Post, May 3, 2012 by John Celock Kansas lawmakers are gearing up for a possible fight over an abortion bill Friday, two days after the state Senate passed a bill allowing health-care professionals to withhold drugs and treatment that could cause an abortion. The GOP-controlled state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that allows doctors […]

House committee approves 2 anti-abortion bills

May 2, 2012


Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by AP MONTGOMERY — Two bills aimed at making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion have passed an Alabama House committee. A public hearing was held in a Senate committee, but no vote was taken on another bill that is seen as a step toward banning […]

Personhood USA to Appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision to US Supreme Court

May 1, 2012


Market Watch, May 1, 2012 Press Release WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Oklahoma State Supreme Court has moved to deny Oklahoma citizens their right to a ballot access initiative for Personhood. On April 30, repeatedly citing Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court denied Personhood Oklahoma’s right to petition, […]

Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann Co-Sponsor Another Anti-Abortion Bill

May 1, 2012

0, May 1, 2012 by Jessica Pieklo Last week Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) have joined forces behind yet another anti-abortion bill. Paul, who hasn’t managed to show up for a majority of congressional votes this year due to his campaign schedule has made supporting […]

Alaska UNITE: War on women must come to an end

April 27, 2012


Alaska Dispatch, April 27, 2012 by Rachel Higgins Lalki Throughout history, women have played an integral role in developing communities across Alaska and the entire United States. From doctors to mothers, we work in every corner of the job market. We are contributing members of society, and for that we deserve same level of respect […]

Social Media and Generational Shift In The War on Women

April 23, 2012


Forbes, April 23, 2012 by Liza Donnelly The battle for the female vote in the presidential campaign has suddenly become fierce. The latest? Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell to be his national security and foreign policy advisor. So what, you ask? Should Mitt have hired a woman? That would have been nice, but no, that’s […]

Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Drawing National Attention

April 19, 2012


City Beat, April 19, 2012 by Hannah McCartney One of nation’s harshest anti-abortion bills still stalled in Ohio Senate “WE ARE ABOUT TO END ALMOST EVERY ABORTION IN OHIO!” proclaims the heading at, the brainchild of the bill’s most staunch supporters. That’s a terrifyingly bold statement, and it’s one that’s not entirely true. What […]

What Would Happen if States Could Outlaw Abortion?

April 19, 2012


Blog for Choice, April 19, 2012 by Thomas Are you okay with allowing nearly half of the states in the Union to ban abortion care? The reason we’re asking is that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee brought it up this week. Anti-choice former Gov. Mitt Romney expressed his desire to see Roe v. Wade overturned: […]

How “Personhood” Has Evolved To Become A Direct Challenge to Roe

April 10, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty The last few years have seen a huge increase in so-called “personhood” measures — an attempt to define a fertilized egg as a person either in legislation or via state constitutional amendment. But as Reuter’s legal analysis notes, defining an embryo as a person is nothing new.  […]

Chairman questions bills on immigration, abortion

April 2, 2012


10TV, April 2, 2012 by JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Immigration-enforcement and abortion-regulation bills face tough scrutiny under a deadline in a Mississippi Senate committee. Tuesday is the final day for Senate committees to act on general bills that have already passed the House, and for House committees to act on those that have already passed […]

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes “Women as Livestock” Bill

March 31, 2012


Ms. Blog Magazine, March 31, 2012 by Lauren Barbato After an emotional 14-hour workday that included fist-fightsbetween lobbyists and a walk-out by women Democrats, the Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks. The bill, which does not contain rape or incest exemptions, is expected to receive a signature from […]

Transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia, ‘personhood’ measures nationwide change battle lines on abortion: A Closer Look

February 19, 2012

0, February 19, 2012 by Cliff Pinckard Last week, the state House and Senate in Virginia passed two anti-abortion bills, one a ‘personhood’ law that “defines personhood at conception and “provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the […]