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Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Using Religion To Oppose Abortion

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Sofia Resnick WASHINGTON — If you want to help carry out the anti-abortion mission of the taxpayer-funded Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center, you have to be a Christian. It’s right there on the Rapid City, S.D., center’s volunteer application. “Do you consider yourself a Christian?” “If yes, how long […]

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 […]

Proposed abortion reporting rule meant to ‘intimidate’ physicians, say critics

April 18, 2012

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Texas Independent, April 18, 2012 by Mary Tuma A proposed requirement by the state’s health services department would force doctors to collect detailed information about Texas women who seek abortions. Initially drawn up by Republican Rep. Bill Zedler during the 82nd legislative session, the new requirements would expand the scope of what a doctor must […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012

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Feminist Wire, April 9, 2012 by Vincent Martin A (self-admitted) conservative male acquaintance recently asked me what the War on Women means. Herein I will attempt to answer him. First, let me provide a shortened definition of War: “War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, […]

Texas Rep, Having Failed to Pass Anti-Choice Law, Orders Department of Health to Do His Bidding Anyway

April 8, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 8, 2012 by Andrea Grimes Texas Republican House Representative Bill Zedler couldn’t get the anti-choice amendment he proposed during last year’s special lawmaking session approved by his peers in the legislature–he’d like to gather as much information as possible on women seeking, and doctors performing, abortions–so he’s asked the Texas Department […]

Tough-Talking Older Woman Tells Off Congressman For Dissing Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2012

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Ms. Magazine, April 7, 2012 by Lauren Barbato Finally, a voice of reason! As GOP members flood mainstream media, scrambling to debunk the “myth” that women actively care about reproductive health and dismissing any fears of conservative women jumping ship come November, an Iowa resident let the Republican Party know there’s at least one woman […]

“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 […]

North Texas knitters stitch uteruses for protest

April 3, 2012

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WFAA, April 2, 2012 by TERESA WOODARD DALLAS — Inside Kimberlyn Crowe’s Oak Cliff home, knitting has always been quiet therapy. Suddenly, it’s become a way to make some noise. “Words don’t do any good because it’s all been said,” she declared. So she let the yarn became her words and her hobby become her […]

Women knit uteruses in protest

April 3, 2012

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The Trans-Vaginal Ultrasounds You Didn’t Hear About: Ignoring Anti-Choice Extremism in Texas

April 2, 2012

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Global Comment, April 2, 2012 by Jessica Luther In February, the state of Virginia became a focal point of attention in the national media when its legislature attempted to pass a forced ultrasound law that required doctors to know the gestational age of the fetus before performing an abortion. For people in the earliest stages […]

Texas Ultrasound Bill Dispute

April 2, 2012

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Ground Report, April 2, 2012 by Karly Berezowsky Can an ultrasound amount to rape? The Sonogram House Bill 15, passed by the 82nd Texas Legislative Session and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry last month, mandates that Texas doctors have to perform an invasive exam with an ultrasound probe before performing an abortion. According […]

Curbing Female Reproductive Rights Raises Taxpayer Costs

April 2, 2012

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Bloomburg, April 2, 2012 by Esmé E. Deprez Celeste Warden takes night classes at a local community college as she works toward a bachelor’s degree, and she’s got a job earning $14,000 a year at a local non-profit. She helps care for her elderly parents, owns a white Nissan Versa and has built up $1,000 […]

The Daily Show: The Vulgar Games

March 25, 2012

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The Daily Show, March 13, 2012 Click the link to play. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Vulgar Games – Republican Policy Routine www.thedailyshow.com http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:410562 Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook

The Church Lady State

March 22, 2012

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New York Times, March 22, 2012 by Timothy Egan When people complain about liberal overreach they always bring up the nanny state. You know, sorting your garbage to see if a banana peel slipped in with a cellophane wrapper; energy-efficient light bulbs; neutered language in the public square to make sure no one is ever […]