The proposed Birth Control Protection Act in Colorado would stem future assaults on contraception by conservative lawmakers and religious activists who argue birth control pills are an “abortifacient.”
Minnesota legislature considers sex-selective abortion bill; Vitter attempts to strip family planning funds from omnibus; Brownback not gearing up to fight Sebelius confirmation; girl in Brazil undergoes abortion; debunking conservative talking points on parental involvement; Massachusetts Catholic hospital contemplates merger.
Family planning expansion in 2010 budget; Arizona abortion bill considered by House; groups protest Brownback fundraising letter; anti-choicers protest possible Sebelius pick; Phill Kline to face ethics complaint; sex “education” failing kids in Texas; California study examines attitudes on abortion.
Minnesota’s anti-abortion forces are hoping a slate of bills will restrict access to abortion. Four bills have been offered this session, from outright bans on the procedure to data-collection mandates.
Arkansas bans “partial birth” abortion, and pregnant women and their physicians are left to guess which safe surgical abortion techniques HB 1113 bans.
Anti-choice legislation in the states; Dawn Johnsen up for confirmation today; fistula an indicator of poor health for women, children; Lifenews.com doesn’t like the facts on family planning.
Anti-choice legislators recently introduced bills to define fertilized eggs as people in Maryland and North Dakota — North Dakota’s passed its House on Tuesday. Pro-choice groups gear up for the fight.
The victory against Colorado’s personhood amendment last fall was due in part to messaging that resonated with two voting blocs not often identified as dependable pro-choice voters – Latinos and labor union members.
North Dakota House approves egg-as-person legislation; USA Today examines likely effects of provider conscience expansion; Pelosi to meet with Pope; fight on the right over what reduces abortion.
In the name of informed consent, more states are hopping on the ultrasound bandwagon.