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A Question for Anti-Choicers: How, Exactly, Would Your Rape Exception Work?

No politician or pundit should get away with claiming he supports any “exception” without facing the obvious follow-up question: “How, exactly, would it work?”

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Pregnant Dominican Teen Dies of Complications of Cancer and Refusal of Abortion

Rosa Hernandez, mother of the teen. CNN.

Doctors were forced to wait to treat her cancer due to fears it could terminate the pregnancy, while her mother pleaded for an abortion in an effort to save her daughter’s life.

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Open Letter to Representative Trent Franks: What Caring About Women and Babies Really Looks Like

Dear Representative Trent Franks and other anti-choice politicians: Stop claiming you care about women and babies. You didn’t care about me when I was raped, and you don’t care about the suffering of American people. How dare you suggest otherwise.

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New Ad Campaign Features Three-Star General and Veterans Against a Military Ban on Abortion Coverage

Dottie Guy, Kayla Williams and Shannon Clark, three female veterans who have recently returned from war zones.

The ACLU, in conjunction with a group of retired military leaders and veterans, launched a new ad campaign today targeting the Department of Defense’s ban on servicewomen using their insurance to pay for abortion services if they become pregnant as the result of rape or incest.

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Florida Proposed Abortion Ban Would Put Doctors In Prison for Life

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Need an abortion in Florida?  If one politician has his way, your doctor would serve a life sentence.

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Nevada Petition to Ban Abortion Will Be Decided On This Week

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Nevada’s attempt at defining a fertilized egg as a “prenatal person” seems likely never to make it past petition stage.

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Senate Committee Votes to Lift Ban on Abortions for Peace Corps Volunteers in Cases of Rape, Life Endangerment

Photo: Haraz Ghanbari, peacecorps.gov

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Affairs, and Related Programs has passed a bill that would amend the current total ban on abortion care for Peace Corps volunteers by allowing the Corps to provide access to safe abortion services in cases of sexual assault, incest or life endangerment.

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Why Poland’s Proposed Abortion Ban is a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme for the Medical Establishment and a Death Sentence for Women

The Polish Parliament is considering a total ban on abortions, with no exceptions for the life of women. Meanwhile, women remain without access to safe, legal abortion even under current exceptions; abuse of conscience clauses to deny women both contraception and abortion is rampant; and the medical establishment is making millions off of clandestine illegal abortion.

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Lousiana Abortion Ban Sidetracked for Cost Concerns

Finally, a legislature is considering the costs of losing federal funding before passing an unconstitutional bill.

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Roundup: Rwanda Aims to Vaccinate All Girls Against HPV

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Rhode Island’s legislative agenda on abortion; Louisiana state rep introduces abortion ban; and Rwanda unveils national campaign to address cervical cancer.

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