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Quote of the Day: Virginia lawmaker says a pregnant woman is just a “child’s host”

TweetIn response to a Valentine’s Day card from reproductive rights advocates asking him to protect reproductive health care, Virginia state senator Steve Martin took to Facebook to expand on his anti-choice views. Via the Huffington Post: “I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive. [...]
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Quick Hit: Thank black voters, not the “gender gap”

TweetZerlina has a great piece at the Nation about why we should credit black voters, not a monolithic women’s block, for Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s victory over right-winger Ken Cuccinelli for the Virginia governorship. Tweet
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VA and NJ Governor elections offer mixed bag for reproductive rights

Tweet While proponents of access to reproductive health services can rejoice in Virginia with Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Ken Cuccinelli to become the state’s new governor, New Jersey residents are stuck with Governor Chris Christie. East coast political junkies, organizers, campaigners, and other people with high stakes in their state elections have found themselves knee deep [...]
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This week in abortion news

TweetBad News: Alabama passed a bill which pretends to be about protecting women but is actually aimed at shutting down abortion clinics on Tuesday. The governor has said he will sign the bill, ironically called the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,”  which requires that doctors preforming abortions be granted admitting privileges at local hospitals. Some of [...]
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Friday vote on new TRAP law may decimate abortion access in Virginia

TweetThis is not good, y’all. Kate at Mother Jones gives us the details: Under pressure from conservative politicians, the Virginia Board of Health voted Friday to reverse an earlier decision that would have protected the state’s existing abortion clinics from strict new regulations. All clinics that provide first-trimester abortions now have two years to modify [...]
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