Category Archives: womens issues

California Almost Expanded Abortion Access (Don’t Worry, It Chickened Out)

 

In another dispatch from the “this is why we can’t have nice things” department, a California law that would have expanded—nope, not a typo, didn’t mean to type restricted or eliminatedor made impossible, but straight up expanded—abortion access was stripped of its key provisions, effectively rendering it moot…Read More

Related: Arizona Criminalizes Abortion After 20 Weeks

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Arizona Criminalizes Abortion After 20 Weeks

 

The Arizona state legislature, apparently unhappy with being outdone in any area of crazytown legislation, has passed a bill that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, require an ultrasound and a 24 hour waiting period, and place onerous restrictions on physicians who provide abortions…Read More

Related: Mississippi, Georgia Pass Insulting New Abortion Laws

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Presenting the GOP’s New Female Voter Strategy

 

Yesterday, in a rundown of Mitt Romney’s likely pivots to the general election, PoliticOlogy predicted that Romney would attempt to appeal to women though a message of economic empowerment, arguing that women were fiscally disadvantaged by Obama’s administration. It’s his only good option left after his party’s insulting and unnecessary attacks on access to women’s health sent scores of women voters in swing states fleeing….Read More

Related: Four Ways Mitt Romney Will Have to Change What He Believes for the General Election

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Four Ways Mitt Romney Will Have to Change What He Believes for the General Election

 

With the election all but sealed after three wins on Tuesday and multiple endorsements from a variety of establishment and tea party figures, Mitt Romney no longer has to woo the hardcore portions of the GOP base: the evangelicals, the hardcore libertarians, the tea partiers, the blue collar workers, etc. In fact, an opposite relationship will likely emerge in the next few months, in which those interests, wanting to matter to a Romney White House, will be trying to appeal to him…Read More

Related: Obama v. Romney: The 2012 General Election Has Begun (VIDEO)

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Texas Women Plague Rick Perry’s Facebook Wall With Menstruation Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ago, Rick Perry was inspiring excitement across demoralized Republican base.

Now he’s dealing with a different kind of passion. In protest of Perry’s defunding of low-incoming women’s health programs, women have been posting their menstruation questions on Rick Perry’s Facebook wall. After all, if he won’t fund women’s health services, perhaps he’d like to help them out himself?…Read More

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TN Abortion Bill To Target Abortion Patients, Doctors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another week, another abortion bill.

Tennessee is considering legislation that would require physicians to file detailed reports on each abortion performed, essentially making a personal file about each abortion patient and doctor who performed the procedure. Who could possibly want that information?…Read More

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Senate Rejects Blunt Amendment, Preserves Contraception Coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The debate over employer-covered contraception entered its futile symbolic stage today, as the Senate rejected, 51-48, Roy Blunt’s amendment to allow any employer to opt out of any portion of medical coverage to which they have religious objections…Read More

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Breaking Update: VA Governor Calls For Amendments on Controversial Abortion-Ultrasound Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING UPDATE (3:20 p.m.) – McDonnell has called for amendments to the bill removing the transvaginal requirement.

“Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state,” McDonnell wrote in a press release. “No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure.” Read More

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Virginia Governor Revises Stance on His Own Party’s Abortion Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell changed course on a controversial abortion bill Tuesday morning, indicating he may not sign legislation requiring women to have an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion…Read More

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Santorum Amps Up Right Wing Rhetoric, But At What Cost?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Santorum’s eye-raising comments this weekend, about prenatal testing and World War II, highlight just how difficult it will be for the candidate to maneuver from his few primary victories to the White House…Read More

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