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South Dakota Legislature Makes Bad Abortion Bill… Worse.

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It looks like the South Dakota legislature has built upon its last unconstitutional, litigated piece of anti-choice legislation and in its infinite wisdom passed an even more egregious piece of anti-choice legislation.

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Guilty Consciences: Midwest States Seek to Deny Access to Birth Control by Peddling “Religious Freedom”

Whether related to the topic of contraception or not, the “Obamacare” contraceptive boogey man serves its function as a multi-purpose political tool in red state debates. In Kansas right now, there are different so-called conscience bills pending across red state America.

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By-passing Real People: Oklahoma Legislature Tries to Pass Egg-as-Person Bill

Popular distaste for “personhood” bills has been evidence in Colorado and Mississippi. So, Oklahoma legislators are seeking the same end result through a different strategy: legislation that lays the groundwork for potential prohibition of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, oral contraception, and IUDs, and the granting of fatherhood rights at conception.

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The “Rubber Stamp Attack:” Speaking Truth to Power Against the Latest Sweeping Abortion Restrictions in Kansas

This week, the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the largest, most expansive abortion restriction bill in the nation.  HB 2598 is a 68-page piece of legislation, that manages to cobble together many of the most extreme restrictions from abortion legislation currently under litigation in three other states. And yet when I stood up to oppose it, far-right legislators claimed I “went too far.”

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Finding Popular Vote Too Risky, Kansans For Life Introduces “Backdoor Personhood” Legislation

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So-called “Personhood” is sexy.  It’s flashy.  It gets attention.  That is why “Personhood” is something that Kansans for Life is avoiding.

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Brownback, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Attacks Single Mothers and the Poor

Governor Brownback , like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, speaks about goals such as reducing childhood poverty while passing laws that actually deepen poverty throughout the state.

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OHHHHHHH- Klahoma!?!?!? New Egg-As-Person Legislation To Be Introduced

Oklahoma is joining the red-state race to be the first to challenge Roe v Wade at the national level, with an egg-as-person bill containing language to make it more… palatable?

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How Will Egg-as-Person Legislation Fare in Kansas?

How will a so-called personhood amendment fare in Kansas?  We’re going to find out. Kansans for Life is already publicly skeptical, saying they are “afraid of pushing the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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Kansas Group Files Egg-As-Person Legislation; Democrat Vince Wetta Signs as Co-Sponsor

Today, Personhood Kansas announced via press release that it has pre-filed a Personhood bill in the Kansas legislature.  We can expect to see that bill officially filed next week.

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Nebraska Lawsuit Charges Deliberate Indifference by Authorities in Sexual Assault of Immigrant Woman

The ACLU of Nebraska filed a federal lawsuit this week against the Cass County Sheriff and Jail Administrator for reckless disregard of a female immigrant sexually assaulted while in detention.

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