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Despite Anti-Choice Defeats, Pro-Choice Groups Brace For More

Voters definitively beat back anti-choice ballot initiatives on November 4, but opponents of legal abortion say they’ll be back for another round. What can women’s health advocates do to build up support before the next round of attacks?

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“Eggment” Backers Go National; Vow to Target Every Petition State

Despite a crushing defeat at the ballot box last Tuesday, supporters of Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, have launched plans to take the fight to 16 more states.

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Science and Medicine Trump Anti-Choice Ballot Initiatives

Despite the anti-abortion movement’s best efforts, Americans in three states voted to protect pregnant women and their physicians from interference by the government.

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In Many States, Voters Reject Anti-Choice Ballot Initiatives

In Colorado, South Dakota, Washington, California and Michigan voters refused to put the government between Americans and their private life decisions.

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Coloradans Decisively Defeat Egg-As-Person Amendment

In overwhelming numbers, Coloradans today refused to extend legal personhood rights to fertilized eggs.

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Roundup: A Final Look at Poll Results on Abortion Related Ballot Initiatives

Abortion related ballot initiatives will be decided in California, Colorado and South Dakota today; Jill at Feministe offers up a nice voter guide; Why Catholics shouldn’t be afraid to support a pro-choice candidate; New York Times looks at the demographics of women who have had an abortion.

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In SD Abortion Ban, There Is No Exception for Rape or Health, Really

This year’s abortion ban in South Dakota is no more humane than the last time around. The exceptions for rape force the rape victim to identify her attacker and test her fetus for DNA before she can access abortion. SD supporters of the abortion ban also claim “abortion is being used as birth control.” Since SD legislators voted down greater access to birth control this year, there isn’t even “birth control as birth control.”

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Proposition 4: Constitutional Amendments for Sale

Two wealthy Californians have bank-rolled this year’s parental notification ballot initiative as well as the two nearly identical prior measures, corrupting the ballot initiative process and putting teens at risk.

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California’s Prop 4 Jeopardizes the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Dr. Eleanor Drey, an OBGYN from California, says that Proposition 4 would place the duties of police and detectives in the hands of doctors, jeopardizing the crucial doctor-patient relationship.

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VIDEO: CBS on SD Abortion Ban as Polls in CA, CO and SD Trend Toward Preserving Women’s Rights

Polls show trends toward respecting individual rights of teens and women, but measures in California and South Dakota are statistically tied and will depend on who turns out. Colorado’s “Egg as person” initiative is headed for overwhelming defeat.

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