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State Policy Trends: Abortion and Contraception in the Crosshairs

Photo by Scott Emlquist, Style Weekly.

So far, 75 abortion restrictions have been approved by at least one legislative chamber, and nine have been enacted. Here’s a breakdown of the measures that legislators are focused on this year.

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Protecting Our Daughters from Government Intrusion: The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Parents rightfully want to be involved in their teens’ lives, but if my daughter feels that she cannot talk to me at a big turning point in her life, it is most important that she have a trusted adult by her side. That is why I am so concerned about HR 2299, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act of 2012.

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The Abortion Blog – A Lifetime in the Conceiving

My dear politicians: I will not ask you to give me my rights. I already have my rights. I know my rights. You do not tell me what they are. I tell YOU. You will NOT deny me or my sisters the right to a medical procedure.

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April — An Abortion Bill A Day Keeps Voters In Play

I knew it was a busy month, but I didn’t know it was “pass a new abortion restriction every day” busy.

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What Do We Do About the Most All-Out Assault on Abortion Rights Since Roe?

The pro-choice movement by and large is still accepting the terrible terms set by the antis and negotiating for smaller and smaller pockets of access to this basic right.

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The 20-Week Abortion Myth

Abortion ban legislation in Iowa and elsewhere is based on a myth that focuses on the 20th week of pregnancy at which an arbitrary line is drawn to restrict abortions past this time.

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The Hypocrisy of “Informed Consent” Abortion Laws

This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.

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Every Sperm is Your Brother

After nearly 40 years working in the abortion field, I can see that the situation is hopeless. I admit it.  Personhood begins at ejaculation!

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Morning Roundup: Price of Preterm Birth Prevention Medication Skyrockets

Preterm birth medication cost will go up 150 times due to exclusivity contract, FBI arrests suspect in Fresno Planned Parenthood arson case, Georgia moves to only allow abortions to be performed in hospitals, and Senator Rand Paul connects abortion, light bulbs, and his toilet. And he really hates his toilet.

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Morning Roundup: Fetus Testifying on Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Pregnant woman in Ohio will get a vaginal ultrasound in front of House committee so her fetus can “testify,” Arizona wants to further regulate medical abortion and discourage charitable donations to organizations that mention abortion, and Obama proclaims the start of Women’s History Month.

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