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Hate-Group Frontman Bradlee Dean Stirs outrage at Dunkerton, Iowa School

Bradlee Dean and his Junkyard Prophets are back selling their anti-gay, anti-choice right wing Christian revisionist snake oil.  This time to Iowa schools.  

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As Women Rally, Doctor Speaks Out Against Forced Ultrasound Bill in Alabama

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This morning women headed to Montgomery, Alabama to protest the forced ultrasound bill making it’s way through the statehouse.  Although the bill’s sponsor, Senator Clay Scofield is reportedly backing off the bill that would require trans-vaginal ultrasound prior to a legal abortion, a rally against SB12 is on for today.

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Alabama Senator Backs Off Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Bill, But Alabama Women Aren’t Backing Down

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Unable to say the word “vaginal,” one of the authors of the forced trans-vaginal ultrasound bill in Alabama says he will pull it.  But the women of Alabama won’t stand for replacing it with forced abdominal ultrasounds or any other form of coercion.

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State Senator Coleman on Alabama’s Mandated Ultrasound Bill: “It’s Rape”

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Another day, another state-sanctioned rape bill, this time in Alabama where, conveniently, the head of the committee voting for the bill is also president of an ultrasound manufacturing company.

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Virginia Delegate: “Personhood” Bill Effectively Dead

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Delegate Englin of Virginia’s 45th district updates RH Reality Check regarding the “Personhood” and forced ultrasound bills.

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State-Sanctioned Rape Via Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound: A Rape Victim’s Perspective

As the realities of Virginia’s mandated trans-vaginal ultrasound legislation become clear, members of the far right rape apology squad have gone into action, claiming that coerced ultrasound can not be rape. A rape survivor sees the issue differently.

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UPDATE: Virginia Delegate Says Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Will Turn Doctors Into “Criminals” Under the Law

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According to Virginia Delegate David Englin doctors will be turned into criminals and women victims of a sex crime under the “object sexual penetration” law if Governor Bob McDonnell signs the state sanctioned rape bill.  Mr. Englin plans to bring his case to the floor next week when the house debates the senate version of the bill.

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Is McDonnell Now Backing Away From a State-Sanctioned Rape Bill?

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Virginia Governor McDonnell earlier signaled his intent to sign one of the most despicable laws in the country forcing women to undergo an vaginal ultrasound to obtain an abortion, or in other words, a state sanctioned rape bill.  But now it seems the Governor is not so eager to go on the record with his previously held position.

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State-Sanctioned Rape: Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Laws in Virginia, Texas, and Iowa

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Let’s start calling these bills what they are: state-sanctioned rape. There is no other way around it.

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Why Do Violent Extremists Like Ralph Lang Get More Protection Than Women Trying to Access Abortion Care?

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In an update to a post from Februaury, Ralph Lang has finally been charged in federal court for plotting to kill Wisconsin abortion care providers.  This is good news. 

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