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Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

April 25, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 25, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s new bill requiring abortion providers to play audio of the heartbeat of an embryo or fetus prior to an abortion has passed the full Senate and is now heading to the House, according to a report from AM870.  The state already requires a woman to […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Court Strikes Down Ultrasound Abortion Law

March 28, 2012


News 9, March 28, 2012 by Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY -An Oklahoma County judge has permanently blocked a state law that requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus prior to the abortion.District Judge Brian Dixon handed down an order Wednesday ruling that the law is […]

UPDATE: Va. Senate passes budget after rejecting ultrasound funds

March 26, 2012


Richard-Times Dispatch, March 26, 2012 by Jim Nolan The Virginia Senate today approved an amended version of a new state budget, ending an extended bout of partisan bickering over power sharing and spending priorities that stalled two previous spending plans and required a special session to resolve. Passage of the budget bill came despite rejection […]

Suffrage in the Age of the Hashtag

March 23, 2012


The Atlantic, March 23, 2012 by D.B. Grady How writer Jen Deaderick took inspiration from Occupy Wall Street, founded the #UseThe19th campaign, and mobilized women across all social platforms to fight for reproductive rights. Alex Mit/Shuttershock Not long ago, the words “transvaginal ultrasound” were unlikely to be mentioned outside of a medical clinic. The procedure […]

Anti-Abortion Bill Voted Down In House Committee

March 22, 2012


NBC, March 22, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A proposal that would have required doctors to allow women seeking abortions to see ultrasound images was voted down Thursday in the Kentucky legislature. The House Health and Welfare Committee rejected the measure 9-5, despite an appeal from its sponsor, Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, who said […]

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

March 22, 2012


ABC News, March 21, 2012 by David Crary Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles — legal, financial and psychological — in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 […]


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