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Bill Banning Race- and Sex-Related Abortion Passes Idaho Legislative Committee

The Idaho House becomes the second state legislature to consider legislation making it a felony to have or perform abortions because of the race or sex of the fetus.

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Roundup: More Debate Over Public Employees’ Health Insurance Coverage of Abortions

It seems like every day there’s more news about the sudden wave of thought that public employees’ health insurance plans that include coverage of abortion services are equivalent to “taxpayer-funded abortions.”

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Legislators Send Va. Governor Bill that Restores “Trust Women” License Plate Funds to Planned Parenthood

It seems Virginia is once again on the verge of offering drivers a pro-choice specialty license plate with the money going to Planned Parenthood.

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Arizona Bill Would Pull Abortion Coverage for All Public Employees

Arizona may soon potentially ban health insurance companies that cover any public employee — from librarians to state workers — from covering abortion or any health services related to abortion.

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Roundup: Santorum Tries to Get Back His Anti-Choice Street Cred

Pity former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Despite all his good work during his years in the Senate trying to deny women reproductive rights someone out there is saying he’s not anti-choice enough.

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California Anti-Gay Rights State Senator Comes Out of Closet

A California Republican state senator with a history of voting against LGBT rights has officially come out of the closet. Roy Ashburn: “I’m gay.”

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Utah Bill Criminalizing Miscarriage To Be Resubmitted

At the request of Utah’s governor, a bill that would criminalize miscarriages is to be resubmitted to remove the standard for “recklessness.”  The new version, however, would still set a dangerous precedent.

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Colorado Personhood Initiative Falls Short of Signatures

Supporters of the Colorado Personhood initiative have 14 days to get enough signatures to place a constitutional amendment defining zygotes as people on the ballot this fall.

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Roundup: Gay Marriage in DC Brings Cupcakes and Clowns

Gay marriage is happening in a lot of new places this week, which always attracts a party. Meanwhile in Afghanistan some mullahs are promoting birth control and distributing condoms.

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Roundup: The Closing Arguments of Prop 8 Trial

While California puts gay marriage on trial, and possibly on camera, one state senator in Maryland tries use his state’s gay-marriage friendliness as a factor for companies to move there.

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