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“Protect Life Act” Wins Approval From House Committee

HR 358, the bill which does anything but protect life, is on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives where legislators can vote on whether a pregnant woman has more of a right to life than a provider has to his or her religious belief.

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Afternoon Roundup: CBS News Correspondent Sexually Assaulted in Egypt

Maine’s newest anti-choice legislation; Mike Huckabee wants you to forget you don’t have a job or health care and that the value of your house is plummeting – because the most important issue we face is legal abortion for women; CBS News correspondent is sexually assaulted while covering Egyptian protetsts and more.

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What Happens to Washington State Women if Title X Falls?

If the GOP push to eliminate Title X is successful, along with their attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, low income Americans in need of family planning services in states like Washington State will have nowhere to go.

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Afternoon Roundup: Iowa’s Egg-as-Person Bill Would Mean Women-as-Murderers

Iowa’s personhood bill has passed the House; President Obama’s FY 2012 budget and women’s and girls’ health; a new kind of HIV vaccine; and Mississippi midwifery!

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IRS Finally Agrees that Breastfeeding Is a Health Issue; Provides Breaks for Breast Pumps

The IRS announced today that, contrary to it’s original decision, the cost of breastfeeding supplies will now be covered under a family’s flexible spending account, as pre-tax funds.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is There Really A “Debate” About the “Protect Life Act”?

The “Protect Life” bill is not a debate; Can an iPhone catch you sinning?; Texas sonogram law moves forward; and Right Wing Watch brings you the men and women taking part in the Planned Parenthood smear and defunding campaign.

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Halting Second Trimester Abortions in Catholic Hospitals?

Whose rights are being protected when Catholic hospitals halt second trimester abortions for women who come in with anti-choice activists seeking care?

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Afternoon Roundup: Ohio Right to Life Says “No Thanks” to Anti-Choice Heartbeat Bill

HIV exposed babies who don’t contract the disease face greater danger from other diseases; Texas reels back a heinous abortion bill to be something minorly less heinous; Ohio Right to Life says no thanks to the “heartbeat” bill; and more Democratic Senators speak out against the wave of anti-woman, anti-health care mania that’s swept the GOP. 

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Is It “Reasonable” to Fear A Former Abuser?

In a new bill, Washington State says if a woman has been a victim of domestic violence and seeks to extend a protection order against her abuser, the burden of proof needs to be on the abuser to show he’s no longer dangerous – not on the victim to prove that her fear is “reasonable” or not.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is There An Abortion Statistics ‘Cover-Up’?

The first FDA approved drug to reduce the risk of preterm birth; Egyptian women are empowered by the protests; the abortion statistics controversy that isn’t; more anti-choice maneuvering in Minnesota.

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