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Star Parker and the Gosnell Controversy: She Still Doesn’t Get it

Star Parker.

The brutal truth is this: The people who are concerned with the abortion rate in the Black community are the reason that the abortion rate in the Black community is so high.

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Legal Wrap: Anti-Choice Groups Jump on Gosnell, Castro Tragedies

This week, the right tried to drum up support for personhood and fetal rights via criminal prosecutions.

This week, the right tried to drum up support for personhood and fetal rights via criminal prosecutions.

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T.R.M. Howard: Civil Rights Rabble-Rouser, Abortion Provider

Forty years ago, the March 22, 1973 issue of Jet magazine featured Dr. T.R.M. Howard and a staffer attending a prostrate female patient on its cover, all under a yellow headline: “Legal Abortion: Is it Genocide or Blessing in Disguise?” This remarkable image reportedly depicts preparations for one of the first legal abortions in Illinois (though it could also have been staged).

Just two months after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision and a week after Illinois OKed the procedure on its soil, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason (or T.R.M.) Howard began performing legal abortions at his Friendship Medical Center in Chicago.

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Prosecutors Agree to Life in Prison for Gosnell

White van carts Gosnell back to jail post-trial.

In exchange for dropping all appeals, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was spared death row.

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Gosnell Found Guilty on Three First-Degree Murder Charges

Kermit Gosnell

After ten days of deliberation, a jury has found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of first-degree murder.

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Gosnell Jury Hung on Two Counts

A Minnesota case highlights the discretion prosecutors have when charging crimes that involve the death of a fetus.

As it enters its tenth day of deliberations, the jury in the case against Dr. Kermit Gosnell appears stuck on two charges.

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Will Live Action Threaten the Provider-Patient Relationship in Abortion Care?

I fear that a possible consequence of these Live Action videos may be a chilling effect on the free and open conversation between clinic staff and patients that is such an important part of abortion care.

I fear that a possible consequence of these Live Action videos may be a chilling effect on the free and open conversation between clinic staff and patients that is such an important part of abortion care.

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Focused on Gosnell, Congressional Republicans Suddenly Very Worried About Violence Against Women

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Suddenly, GOP Congressmen are very worried about violence against women. You know, when there’s abortion involved.

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Immigrant Women Deserve Access to Safe Abortion Care, Not a House of Horrors

Just four months after her arrival in the U.S., Karnamaya’s 4-ft-11, 110 pound body lay dead at the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell (above) in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood.

As immigrant women continue to seek better lives in the United States—51 percent of new immigrants are women—we cannot neglect the impact health-care policies and anti-choice legislation have on their lives.

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While We’re Debating the Gosnell Case, Anti-Choicers Are Getting to Work

We're ignoring a growing movement by anti-choice forces to twist a case of plain and simple negligence into a call for rolling back abortion rights altogether.

Abortion providers and the women they serve are already feeling the sting of anti-choice legislators all too eager to use the Gosnell case as a flimsy excuse for rolling back reproductive rights and access.

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