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Texas’ war on women

August 19, 2012


News-Journal, August 18, 2012 by John D. Foster Once again, Texas is in the forefront of the Republican Party’s “war on women” with a proposed gag rule on doctors who provide abortion counseling for the state Women’s Health Program. The Texas Medical Association and other groups say the rule is so burdensome that doctors won’t […]

Virginia Ultrasound Abortion Law Spreads Big Government, Misinformation and Fear

July 3, 2012


PolicyMic, July 3, 2012 by Amy Sterling Casil irginia’s ultrasound law, which went into effect July 1, encourages a trans-vaginal ultrasound and requires a 24-hour waiting period before abortions. The law, signed by Governor Bob McDonnell, introduces an unnecessary procedure to abortions based in social engineering, not medical purposes — it’s a dreadful law and […]

Letter: Reproductive Health

June 4, 2012


New York Times, June 4, 2012 by James Breeden Re “The Campaign Against Women” (editorial, May 20): The onslaught of laws focusing on denying reproductive health care rights is a concerted campaign against women. These laws are not grounded in science or evidence-based medicine. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that access to […]

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 […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]

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

April 18, 2012


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 […]

Keeping Score in “the War on Women”

April 17, 2012


Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 by Anthony D. Romero So far in Election 2012, we’ve seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women’s rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women’s access to contraception. And yet there’s still a dispute over whether there’s a war on women? Through the hype, women and […]

Women under attack in Pa.

April 15, 2012

0, April 15, 2012 by Michelle Vaughn Michele Vaughn is chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee Women are under attack in Pennsylvania. At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education, and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s […]

Add Rhode Island to the list – forced ultrasounds

April 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 12, 2012 by Robin Marty Forced ultrasound bills have seen their popularity wane since the Pennsylvania and Idaho debacles, but Rhode Island appears determined to at least give theirs a fighting chance. The House Judiciary Committee will review a forced ultrasound bill, which would “require abortion providers to display and explain the […]

Laws Affecting Reproductive Health and Rights: Trends in the First Quarter of 2012

April 11, 2012


Guttmacher Institute, April 11, 2012  To date, legislators have introduced 944 provisions related to reproductive health and rights in 45 of the 46 legislatures that have convened this year. (Legislatures in Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas do not meet in 2012.) Fully half of these provisions would restrict abortion. So far this year, 76 […]

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

April 8, 2012


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 […]

Measure to curb abortion on hold

April 7, 2012


Centre Daily Times, April 6, 2012 by Jessica VanderKolk A state House bill requiring an ultrasound for women seeking an abortion was pulled from the voting calendar, but that hasn’t stopped the outcry against the issue and continued debate. The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Kathy Rapp, was co-sponsored by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte. Called […]

Penile Probe Legislation

April 7, 2012


Twitter, April 7, 2012 by Elocin Nippep

Women are under attack in Pennsylvania

April 4, 2012


Mainline Media News, April 4, 2012 by Michele Vaughn At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s rights foremost: by introducing House Bill 1077, one of the most appalling and reprehensible […]

Arizona’s “Fetal Pain” Law Could Cause More Abortions Than It Saves

April 3, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 3, 2012 by Robin Marty When I was pregnant with my second child, I had very recently miscarried, and was terrified that there was something wrong with the new pregnancy.  It was with those wary eyes that I noticed the odd behavior of the man performing my 20 week anatomy scan […]