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Wisconsin Legislators Gathering Sponsors for Forced Ultrasound Bill With TRAP Provision

Family members of a Texas teen who sued her parents in an effort to be declared an emancipated minor, alleging that the family pressured her into obtaining an abortion, now say she was manipulated by an anti-choice legal group.

Anti-choice politicians in Wisconsin are gathering sponsors for “Sonya’s Law,” an anti-choice bill named after a woman who chose to continue a pregnancy after receiving an ultrasound.

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Jury Selection Begins in Trial Against Man Who Allegedly Planned to Kill Abortion Provider

The jury was selected this week, and Lang's defense lawyer, Eric Schulenberg, set the stage for trying to keep his client out of jail.

Ralph Lang’s lawyer, Eric Schulenberg, reportedly plans to ask what “constituted an actual attempt to kill someone.” During jury selection, Schulenberg drew an apparent parallel between the clinic plot and attempts to hunt wildlife.

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Wisconsin Plays Catch Up With Abortion Restrictions and CPC Funding

AB 252 would require fetal remains to be handled through "burial, interment, entombment, cremation, incineration, or delivery to a medical or dental school anatomy department as an anatomical gift." But the bill's sponsor says telling patients about this process would place an "undue burden" on them.

Anti-choice lawmakers in Wisconsin, nearly done tussling over the yearly budget, are now turning their attention back to reproductive rights restrictions.

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Wisconsin’s One-Man Abortion Restriction Crew Preps New Bills

State Rep. Andre Jacque (R-DePere).

State Rep. Jacque must be preparing to win the “most anti-woman” award in the Wisconsin legislature this session.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

Plan b emergency contraceptive

By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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On Clueless Congressmen and Trans-vaginal Ultrasounds

Rep. Sean Duffy.

Rep. Sean Duffy  “probably agrees” with mandatory transvaginal ultrasound legislation. But he doesn’t really know because, he says, “I haven’t had one.” Well, I have. I’ve had several, in fact. So, Rep. Duffy, pull up a chair and let me explain how a transvaginal ultrasound works, and how it feels.

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State Funding Cuts and Anti-Choice Policies Cited for Closure of Four Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinics

Planned Parenthood rally in Wisconsin, March 2012.

As a result of anti-choice policies and budget cuts, four clinics providing health care to low income and rural Wisconsin patients will close.

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State Legislatures Increasingly Provide Tax-Payer Funding of Non-Medical Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Advertising for a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC).

Low cost loans, tax credits for pregnancy centers? Anti-choice activists are going far beyond license plates now.

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Wisconsin Legislators Push for Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill

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I assume “Woman’s Right to Know Her Unborn Child Before She Murders Him or Her and Is Haunted for the Rest of Her Life Act” was too long?

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Wisconsin Public Defender Forces Teen to Go to Care Net CPC for Counseling

A CareNet crisis pregnancy center.

Is the state of Wisconsin forcing public defenders to in turn force teens to go to crisis pregnancy centers for counseling?

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