Posts Tagged anti-choice

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Has your state introduced an anti-choice bill yet this year?

It’s not just Congress that’s gotten straight back to the oh-so-important work of chipping away at our reproductive rights in the new year. Lawmakers in 28 states have introduced more than 100 anti-choice bills so far in 2015, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 

It’s not just Congress that’s gotten straight back to the oh-so-important work of chipping away at our reproductive rights in the new year. Lawmakers in 28 states have introduced more than 100 anti-choice bills so ...

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Indiana woman found guilty of feticide and neglect for having a miscarriage

Yesterday a jury convicted Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman arrested after miscarrying and seeking help at the ER, after five hours of deliberation. She faces a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison. 

Yesterday a jury convicted Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman arrested after miscarrying and seeking help at the ER, after five hours of deliberation. She faces a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison. 

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Chart of the Day: An uptick in threats against abortion providers

 A survey published by the Feminist Majority Foundation shows there’s been an uptick in threats and intimidation against abortion providers since 2010. The proportion of clinics affected by such tactics jumped from over a quarter to over half. 

 A survey published by the Feminist Majority Foundation shows there’s been an uptick in threats and intimidation against abortion providers since 2010. The proportion of clinics affected by such tactics jumped from over a quarter to over half. 

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Quote of the Day: Colorado lawmaker says IUDs stop “a small child from implanting”

Colorado has a very effective program that provides IUDs to poor and uninsured women at no or low cost. The public health department estimates it has helped cut the teen unintended pregnancy rate by 40 percent and saved the state more than $20 million in Medicaid funding. 

Colorado has a very effective program that provides IUDs to poor and uninsured women at no or low cost. The public health department estimates it has helped cut the teen unintended pregnancy rate by 40 percent and ...

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The Daily Show takes on Alabama’s new law that provides fetuses with lawyers

Last week on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams reported on the new Alabama law allocating state funds to provide fetuses with court-appointed attorneys when a minor is seeking an abortion without her parents’ consent. 

Last week on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams reported on the new Alabama law allocating state funds to provide fetuses with court-appointed attorneys when a minor is seeking an abortion without her parents’ consent. 

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Watch the new doc on one doctor’s quest to offer safe abortion where it’s illegal

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is outlawed.

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is ...

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Chart of the Day: Over 200 new anti-choice state laws enacted in the last 4 years

Well, we knew 2013 was bad. And 2012 was almost as bad. And 2011 was actually the worst ever. So it’s no surprise that Guttmacher’s latest tally of state abortion restrictions shows that 231 abortion restrictions have been enacted in the past four years. 

Well, we knew 2013 was bad. And 2012 was almost as bad. And 2011 was actually the worst ever. So it’s no surprise that Guttmacher’s latest tally of state ...

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Missouri lawmaker pushes for law requiring consent of the “father” to get an abortion

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even less likely to stand as constitutional if it did, reads: “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion.” 

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even

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