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Smaller Government? Not With Indiana’s New Nonsense Paperwork Requirement for Abortion Care

(UNC Wilmington)

Now you, too, can walk away from your appointment with lots of unnecessary paper and material.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Majority of Voters in Indiana Want Abortion to Remain Legal

Photo: A is for.

The state may have elected an anti-choice majority, but that doesn’t mean they want their politicians to outlaw abortion.

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The Anti-Choice Agenda in Indiana? Full Speed Ahead

Although Mourdock didn’t win a senate seat, that’s small consolation for the women in the state who still need access to abortion and family planning services.

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GOP Rape Debate an Extension of 2010 Agenda

From the October 24th episode: Rachel Maddow explains that recent outrageous remarks about rape by Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are not isolated but part of an extreme rightward veer by the Republican Party at the state and federal level since the 2012 midterm election. (Excuse the election info, outdated at this point!)

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Republican “Rape Caucus” Suffers Heavy Losses

Rachel Maddow reviews the litany of Republicans who made the mistake of expressing their offensive ignorance about rape and/or women’s bodies out loud in public and notes that the American voting public rejected them at the ballot box.

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Candidates Who Oppose Rape Exceptions Being Supported By Victims, Those Conceived In Rape In New Ads

Richard Mourdock. Photo: Womenarewatching.org.

In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.

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Mourdock Continues to Receive Support From His Base, Attacks From His Foes

Texas Senator and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn. Photo: Houston Chronicle.

With just days to go until the election, neither side is willing to let the other take advantage over the comments made by an Indiana senate candidate.

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The Sinister Motives Behind Challenges to Medicaid Funding of Planned Parenthood

photo courtesy of Tama Leaver via Flickr

Could state Medicaid funding challenges be designed to test the limits of civil rights enforcement statutes?

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Indiana Senate Candidate Believes God Impregnates Rape Victims

Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Photo: Journal & Courier/AP via The Christian Science Monitor.

Terminating a pregnancy conceived in rape would be thwarting God’s divine plan, according to Richard Mourdock.

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