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Lilith Tour Drops CPCs, NARAL From Choose Your Charity Contest

Without explaination, Lilith Tour dropped the crisis pregnancy centers and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina from their “Choose Your Charity Contest.”

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Jill Stanek Rallies Anti-Choice Supporters to Vote In Lilith’s Charity Contest

Jill Stanek and Lila Rose urge their supporters to vote for crisis pregnancy centers in Lilith Tour’s “Choose Your Charity” Campaign. Lilith cofounder hints that changes may be coming to contest.

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Will The Lilith Tour Fund Crisis Pregnancy Centers?

Announcements by the Lilith Tour Monday suggested that $1 from every ticket will be donated to local charities in each of the 36 cities the festival visits.  Will crisis pregnancy centers and anti-choice organizations be among them?

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Roundup: Tennessee Bill a “Preemptive Strike” Against Including Abortion in Future Healthcare Exchanges

Tennessee looks to be the first state to try passing legislation to “opt-out” of including abortion coverage in health insurance exchanges while Hillary Clinton in Canada reiterates that you can’t have “maternal health without reproductive health” which includes access to abortion.

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Judge Rules Against ACLU in Favor of Illinois’ Parental Notification Law

The Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act, first passed in 1995, which has never been enacted due to various legal challenges, cleared one legal hurdle this afternoon.

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Roundup: Ultrasound Bills Across States Fare Different Fates

Louisiana, Oklahoma legislatures take steps towards requiring women seeking abortions to view ultrasounds and hear a description. Meanwhile South Carolina considers a compromised version of their “ultrasound bill” which wouldn’t require an ultrasound at all.

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Roundup: Canada’s Pro-Choice Politicians Lose Vote On Family Planning

While the U.S. just had our pro-choice politicians put their priorities to a vote, Canada also went through a similar power-struggle between their pro- and anti-choice forces. In Canada’s case, it was the anti-choice side that came out ahead.

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Roundup: Healthcare Reform Bill Passes, Includes Deal With Stupak

Late last night the House passed the healthcare reform bill in a vote of 219 to 212. A last minute deal between Rep. Bart Stupak and President Barack Obama, who promised to sign an executive order after the House vote, retained his support. Reaction to the deal from pro- and anti-choice groups was swift.

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South Carolina House Passes Bill Banning State Coverage of Most Abortions

On Thursday the South Carolina House approved an amendment to the state budget that would ban state insurance policies from covering abortions except to save the life of the mother.

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Roundup: Stories That Remind Us Why Healthcare Reform is Needed

While Congress counts votes for healthcare reform, New Jersey debates eliminating family planning funding, and South Carolina’s budget is tough for those with HIV/AIDS.

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