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Drug Addiction, ‘Personhood’ and the War on Women

April 26, 2012

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Time, April 26, 2012 by Katherine Cooney It could be the latest front in the so-called war on women. On Tuesday, the Tennessee state senate passed legislation that extends murder and assault laws to cover the early stages of pregnancy: before six weeks, when the fetus is still technically considered an embryo. Supporters say the […]

They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

April 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Would you feel comfortable seeing a doctor who hadn’t been practicing medicine in at least a decade? Then why are “former OBG-GYN” congressman apparently getting extra say in what sort of health care women should be allowed to have nationally? Politico takes a look at the […]

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 24, 2012

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The New Civil Rights Movement, April 24, 2012 by David Badash The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state […]

Tennessee House Passes Bill To Allow Criminal Prosecution For Harming Embryos

April 20, 2012

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Think Progress, April 20, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Tennessee has long had a law that allowed prosecutors to charge someone for harming a “viable fetus” — defined as about the 32nd week after conception — when someone kills or assaults a pregnant woman. Last year, lawmakers expandedthat definition to apply to any fetus. Now, […]

House votes to extend murder laws to embryos

April 18, 2012

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The Tennessean, April 18, 2012 by Chas Sisk The state House of Representatives approved a bill extending homicide and assault laws to embryos in the earliest stages of development, sending the issue to the Senate. House lawmakers voted 80-18 for House Bill 3517, which supporters said will clarify that a law passed last year extending […]

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

April 18, 2012

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Jezebel, April 18, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we’ve […]

“The War On Women”: A Teen’s Perspective

April 4, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 4, 2012 by Laela Zaidi A new bill currently moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives would require the state to publish the names of doctors who perform abortion procedures for the public as well as detailed information about women who receive them. The Life Defense Act of 2012, sponsored by Representative […]

TN Republicans push social issues

March 25, 2012

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The Tennessean, March 25, 2012 by Chas Sisk (scroll down to see bolded area regarding The Life Defense Act of 2012) Abortion. Evolution. Guns. As Tennessee lawmakers rush to the finish of the two-year legislative session, Republican leaders say they want their first term in control of the state Capitol to be remembered for their […]

The Law and My Uterus

March 22, 2012

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Knitting my Way Through Blog, March 22, 2012 by Essie Bruell The Government Free V-JJ Facebook siteis marshaling the efforts of hundreds of women who are knitting, crocheting and sewing lovely lady parts to send to legislators. The idea is to send that person one of his/her own to play with, so they will stay […]

Tennessee Abortion Bill Would Make Abortion Providers’ Names Public

March 19, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 19, 2012 by Laura Bassett A new bill moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives would require the state to publish the names of each doctor who performs an abortion and detailed statistics about the woman having the procedure, which opponents worry will spur anti-abortion violence in the state. The Life Defense […]