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Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Forced 72-Hour Waiting Period

Late Wednesday night the Missouri legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) of legislation that will force women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to wait 72 hours until they can receive abortion care.

Late Wednesday night the Missouri legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) of legislation that will force women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to wait 72 hours until they can receive abortion care.

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EMILY’s List Offers Boost to Women Candidates in Republican States

EMILY’s List has thrown its support behind Michelle Nunn (above) in hopes that she is elected the first-ever woman senator from the state, and the first Democrat elected statewide in Georgia since 2000.

EMILY’s List, a political action committee that supports pro-choice women candidates, is putting its weight behind several women candidates running in traditionally conservative states in the midterm elections.

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Missouri Republicans to Vote on Overriding Governor’s Veto of Forced Waiting Period Legislation

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill that would have forced women in the state to wait 72 hours before they could receive abortion care, but Republicans in the state legislature plan to hold a vote to override the governor’s veto.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill that would have forced women in the state to wait 72 hours before they could receive abortion care, but Republicans in the state legislature plan to hold a vote to override the governor’s veto.

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‘Personhood’ Becomes an Issue in Iowa U.S. Senate Campaign

Bruce Braley released an ad last week criticizing his opponent, Joni Ernst, for her position on so-called fetal personhood and her belief that abortion providers should be treated as criminals.

In the campaign for the state’s U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Bruce Braley released an ad last week criticizing his opponent, state Sen. Joni Ernst, for her position on so-called fetal personhood and her belief that abortion providers should be treated as criminals.

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Wendy Davis Reaches Out to a Critical Voter Bloc: College Students

Wendy Davis speaks at Texas A&M University in College Station Thursday.

At the end of a blisteringly hot early September day, more than 400 students gathered Thursday in the lobby of Rudder Tower on the campus of Texas A&M University. They took refuge from the summer heat waiting to hear a speech from a political candidate who will need their support if she expects to give a victory speech in November.

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Iowa’s Gubernatorial Contest Draws Sharp Contrast on Abortion

Iowa's gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor (Terry Branstad, above) against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.

Iowa’s gubernatorial race pits a virulently anti-choice governor against a pro-choice opponent who has a record of supporting the expansion of health care to low-income Iowans.

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Illinois Governor Signs Law Combating Pregnancy Discrimination

During a press conference announcing the new law, Gov. Pat Quinn said that women should not have to choose between being a mother and having a job.

During a press conference announcing the new law, Gov. Pat Quinn said that women should not have to choose between being a mother and having a job.

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In Arkansas, A Lose-Lose Proposition for the Pro-Choice Movement?

Democrat Mike Ross (pictured) and his Republican opponent, Asa Hutchinson, both easily won their primary elections without significant opposition.

The Arkansas gubernatorial race features one firmly anti-choice candidate, and one with a vacillating stance on abortion rights.

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Rogue Abortion Provider’s Medical License Could Be Permanently Revoked

Rogue abortion provider Steven Brigham during a prior arrest.

If the decision is upheld by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, Brigham will no longer have any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States. This would also force Brigham to close eight abortion clinics that he operates in New Jersey.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Aftermath: Illinois Seeks to Expand Birth Control Access

The policy changes proposed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would, among other things, increase Medicaid funding for health-care providers to provide birth control for women patients as well as vasectomies for men.

The policy changes proposed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would, among other things, increase Medicaid funding for health-care providers to provide birth control for women patients as well as vasectomies for men.

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