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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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ELECTION 2012: With Historic Number of Women, Senate Will Look a Little Bit More Like America

Next year will have an historic number of female senators, and that could be very good for women.

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New Hampshire Conservative Action Group Unveils Heartbeat Ban Plan For Next Year’s Session

Children of the Cornerstone Action Group hold signs during a press conference. Photo: Bob LaPree/Union Leader.

Think the war on women is over in the state once the election is over?  Think again.

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Candidates for Executive Council in New Hampshire See Divergent Paths to Health Care Coverage in the State

New Hampshire Executive Council Democratic candidate Colin Van Ostern

A seat at the powerful Executive Council is open, and two very different candidates want the job. RH Reality Check interviews both of them.

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Hassan, Lamontagne to Face Off for Governor of New Hampshire

Lamontagne (left) and Hassan. Photo: LiveFreeOrDieAlliance.org.

Both candidates have won their primaries and will now go head to head in a general election battle for the governor’s mansion.

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New Hampshire Primary Preview: Races To Watch

(From left) top row: Cilley, Hassan, Kennedy. Bottom row: Lamontagne, Smith, Tarr. Photo: Jim Cole/AP.

The state of New Hampshire primary could offer some historic results for the 2012 election.

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“Deadly Force” Sheriff Said He Let His “Imagination Get Out of Control”

Frank W. Szabo. Jezebel.

Oh, so he just fantasizes about killing people who terminate pregnancies.  Much better.

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Candidate for Sheriff Calls Use of Deadly Force “Appropriate” to Stop an Abortion

Frank W. Szabo. Daily News Update.

Nothing like law officials who think obeying laws is for other folk.

 

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New Hampshire Attacks On Planned Parenthood About Politics, Not Care

If the Executive Council attempts to end Planned Parenthood funding look like they have Susan B. Anthony List fingerprints all over it, that’s because it does.

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How to Save an Unconstitutional Abortion Ban, As Dictated by the Supreme Court

Photo courtesy of dbking via flickr

The legal battle over Arizona’s 20 week ban is a preview of the coming wave of legal arguments in defense of pre-viability and other unconstituitonal abortion restrictions.

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