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House Fails to Pass D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban

In a remarkable vote, an anti-choice dominated House of Representatives failed to pass HR 3803, a bill that would have imposed a 20-week abortion ban on the District of Columbia.

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Rights Groups File Motion for Emergency Injunction Against Arizona Law Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks

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Rights groups tonight filed a motion for an emergency injunction against HB 2036, the Arizona law that, among other things, bans abortions after 20 weeks.

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Federal Judge Upholds Arizona Law Criminalizing All Abortions After 20 Weeks

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A federal judge today upheld Arizona’s unconstitutional pre-viability ban on abortion, allowing the law to go into effect later this week. The law bans all abortions at 20 weeks from a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP) with no exceptions for a pregnant woman’s life or health unless she is experiencing a dire and possibly life-threatening emergency.

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CORRECTION: Colorado Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Birth Control Mandate

Ellen M. Blalock/The Post-Standard/AP.

The preliminary injunction, granted in a suit brought by owners of an air-conditioning company in Colorado who “oppose birth control.”

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Journal Considering Retraction of Article Used to Support Federal Court Ruling on South Dakota Law

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“Research” and “findings” on which the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals relied for evidence in considering a law mandating that doctors tell women abortion is linked to higher rates of suicide has been found by a large number of researchers and medical bodies to be “an outright lie.”

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Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Law Requiring Doctors to Lie to Women

Despite ample evidence that there is no link between abortion and suicide, a federal appeals court decides its okay for South Dakota to require doctors to lie to women.

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Well-Connected Utah GOP-Tea Party Fundraiser Accused of Multiple Rapes

Talking Points Memo.

A prominent GOP/Tea Party fundraiser, with strong connections to other prominent GOP leaders, has been accused of mulitple counts of rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping.

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House Judiciary Committee Passes D.C. Abortion Ban With No Exceptions for Fetal Anomalies or Health of the Mother

Phoenix New Times.

H.R. 3803, sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), denies a woman access to a medically necessary abortion and includes no exceptions for situations where continuing a pregnancy will place at risk a woman’s health or ability to have children in the future.

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In Victory for Women, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Birth Control Mandate

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A federal judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed by seven states attorneys general seeking to block the birth control mandate, the requirement under health reform that all insurance policies provide contraception without a co-pay.

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Deportment Class Kickback? NY State Senator’s Family Benefits From TaxPayer-Funded Classes

New York GOP state Sen. Marty Golden

An update on our story earlier today: New York State Senator Golden has cancelled his class to teach us gals how to get jobs. (Yes, I know, please contain your disappointment and act like a lady.) But now it turns out that the taxpayer funded event was being used to pay for a catering hall owned by Golden’s family.

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