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Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Shortfall? Texas Legislators Call Abortion Bills An “Emergency”

Texas legislators faced with slashing education funds for children and safety net programs, have instead given “emergency” status to bills to restrict abortion care for women – even before the budget talks occur.

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Afternoon Roundup: Teen Birth Rate At All Time Low; Natural Childbirth is Moronic

Teen birth rate in the U.S. continues to decline; former anti-abortion leader/Catholic excorcist accused of “inappropriate relations” with women; Florida “Choose Life” law may be re-written; new Lifetime show presents natural chidlbirth as moronic; and the battle over homosexuality all over Africa.

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Roundup: Abortion and Health Care, Part 327

The health care reform lawsuit brought by nineteen states against the federal government opened yesterday, and the anti-choice press is all over it. Plus another county removes abortion from a health care plan.

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Roundup: Do Anti-Choice Endorsements Hold Any Weight?

Anti-choice groups have been eager to flex their political muscle during the 2010 elections.  This summer, we should be able to learn how effective that muscle really is.

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Roundup: Baby You Can Drive My Car (But Not In Newton or Wellesley)

Massachusetts is debuting “Choose Life” license plates, and some are afraid of the “pro-choice nuts” possible retribution.  Plus, a follow up on Friday’s mini-roundup.

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Virginia Governor Signs Bill Creating Pro-Choice License Plate

Under a deadline, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signs bill to create the pro-choice “Trust Women” license plate but adds one final amendment to bill.

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Legislators Send Va. Governor Bill that Restores “Trust Women” License Plate Funds to Planned Parenthood

It seems Virginia is once again on the verge of offering drivers a pro-choice specialty license plate with the money going to Planned Parenthood.

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Virginia House Directs Funding from Pro-Choice License Plate to Questionable Use

In what some hope is a temporary setback to pro-choice supporters, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would create a pro-choice license plate, but would redirect the proceeds away from Planned Parenthood, the plate’s sponsor.

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UPDATE: Virginia Gets Closer to Creating Pro-Choice License Plate

Virginia’s General Assembly is inching towards passage of legislation that would approve the creation of a pro-choice specialty license plate, making it the fourth state with a pro-choice design and the first created that required legislative approval.

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Why the Big Disparity Between States Offering “Pro-Choice” And “Pro-Life” License Plates?

Virginia may become only the fourth state to offer a “pro-choice” specialty license plate. But why is there a huge disparity between the states that offer “choose life” plates and those that offer pro-choice ones?

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