Perfect Bedfellows: Anti-Abortion Lobby Joins NRA To Block Judicial Nominee

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There’s hardly a better snapshot of the modern-day conservative movement than the fight over the appointment of Caitlin Halligan. And it’s ugly. Anti-choicers joined with anti-gun reform advocates to defeat the nomination of Halligan just last week by threatening a filibuster. President Obama originally nominated Halligan, general counsel for the Manhattan district attorney’s office and […]

South Dakota Women Can Be Intentionally Misled About Abortion-Suicide Link

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The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals handed anti-choice advocates a major victory on July 24, upholding a provision of a South Dakota law that mandates doctors tell women seeking abortions that the procedure will cause an increased risk of suicide. The decision marks a turning point in a battle over a bill that started in 2005. Planned Parenthood Minnesota, South Dakota […]

Court Rules Against Bishops In One Birth Control Fight

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The Catholic Bishops‘ battle against reproductive healthcare was dealt a significant blow on Friday when a federal judge ruled against the bishops in a battle over whether the group could impose its views on contraception and abortion through its control of taxpayer dollars. Over the last six months the bishops have argued the Obama administration […]

NEWSFLASH: Alaska Rep Says Men Should Have To Approve Abortions

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Not one to be left in the cold, Alaska has jumped on the mandatory ultrasound bandwagon too. But that’s not all. Perhaps it’s because these laws are becoming so routine that conservative lawmakers feel the only way they can get headlines is to make each new proposal more outrageous than the last. That would explain […]

NEWSFLASH: Virginia Vote on Ultrasound Law Delayed

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Virginia Republicans again delayed a vote on SB484, the bill that would require a woman undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion. The bill is widely unpopular among Virginia voters and has been one of the targets of two protest rallies on the State Capital grounds that drew over 1,000 men and women on […]

Percentage of Unsafe Abortions On The Rise Worldwide

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Almost half of all abortions performed globally are done so without trained clinical assistance. That’s according to a new study by the World Health Organization. Overall abortion rates dropped between 1995 and 2003, then remained steady at 28 per 1,000 women a year through 2008. But the proportion of unsafe abortions rose significantly from 44 […]

NEWSFLASH: ACLU Sues To Block Kansas Abortion Bill

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed suit this week in an attempt to block a Kansas law that bans private health insurance plans from covering abortions. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 87 percent of employer-based insurance policies nationwide cover abortions. The Kansas bill forces private insurance companies to remove abortion from the list […]