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Court Orders U.S. Mother Must Provide Child Support for Abandoned Russian Adoptee. Start of a Trend?

This past week Torry Hansen was ordered, by a Tennessee judge to pay $150,000 child support for her adopted son, whom she returned to Russia by plane, unaccompanied. 

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State Legislative Trends in Reproductive Health Law and Policy: Mid-Year 2012 Analysis

In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .

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Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region Receives $395,000 Title X Grant To Make Up For Funds Given To Religious Health Group

Planned Parenthood – Greater Memphis Region. Memphis Connect.

The nearly $400,000 grant will allow the network to provide services to the patients who aren’t being cared for by Christ Community Health Services.

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This Weekend Thousands Fought Back Against The War On Women

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Thousands of women hit the streets to remind the GOP to mind their own uteruses.

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Tennessee TRAP Law, Requiring Doctors to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges, Passes Senate

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All doctors performing abortions would need to have hospital privileges in order to provide the procedure.

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They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

From left: Phil Gingrey, Michael Burgess, Ron Paul and Phil Roe. [Politico]

Politico looks at the handful of Congressman who feel justified in legislating your ladyparts because they used to get paid to examine them.

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Tennessee House Will Make Harming an Embryo A Crime and Your Miscarriage May Land You In Jail

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In the state of Tennessee, you could potentially be prosecuted for murder if a woman miscarries — or even just has a period.

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So How Much Time Should Ed Henry Serve For “Coercion?”

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A lawmaker intent on eliminating abortion rights tells about regret over his involvement in a girlfriend’s abortion.  But does he want to serve time?

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Sexual Health Roundup: States Have Made Little Progress on Sex Education

CDC study finds schools making little progress in sex education; Tennessee lawmakers warn against gateway “sexual behaviors,” and Springfield Massachusetts decides to provide condoms to middle school and high school students.

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Is Kissing a “Gateway Drug” to “Sex Addiction?”

The language in a new abstinence-only bill that passed the Tennessee senate demonstrates the profound misunderstanding of sexual realities that guides the anti-choice movement.

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