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Idaho Senate Set to Vote On Forced Ultrasound Bill

The Idaho Senate may vote as early as Monday, May 19th on a forced ultrasound bill despite the fact that its original author admitted he had no idea exactly what sort of ultrasound he was mandating, nor how women would pay for them. Opposition is building against it.

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In Michigan, A Long List of Bills Attacking Reproductive Freedom

Over a dozen pieces of proposed extreme anti-choice legislation are currently at various stages of being passed into Michigan law. From personhood to ultrasounds, fetal pain bills to provider regulations, the proposed legislation in Michigan seems to represent every variety of anti-choice tactic we’ve witnessed in state legislations across the country in recent months.

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Reluctance to Print Doonesbury Will Only Make it More Visible

Several prominent newspapers chose not to publish a series of Doonesbury comics becasue they address forced ultrasound legislation. So, help us make sure these are among the most seen Doonesbury comics ever. 

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Censoring Doonesbury on Abortion: It’s So Sad It’s Not Even Funny

What does it say about the state of our society when so many state legislators seem to make the passage of laws de-humanizing women their main priority, but newspapers are afraid of running comic strips satirizing these laws? Garry Trudeau, the brilliant political cartoonist, has produced a series on forced trans-vaginal sonogram laws in Texas, but papers in a number of the states with similar laws are not running it.

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Governor Bob McDonnell Signs Forced Ultrasound Bill, Raising Costs and Time Involved in Abortion Care

After weeks of protest in the state of Virginia and nationally, Governor Bob McDonnell signs a bill forcing women to have and pay out of pocket for an expensive and often medically-unnecessary medical procedure before they can terminate a pregnancy, suggesting it is an effort to “empower women.”

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Alabama Senator Backs Off Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Bill, But Alabama Women Aren’t Backing Down

Senator Clay Scofield. [img src]

Unable to say the word “vaginal,” one of the authors of the forced trans-vaginal ultrasound bill in Alabama says he will pull it.  But the women of Alabama won’t stand for replacing it with forced abdominal ultrasounds or any other form of coercion.

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Alabama Co-Sponsor of Forced Ultrasound Bill Denies Selling Equipment to Abortion Clinics, But Providers Tell a Different Story

A senator pushing for mandatory ultrasounds in Alabama claims his company wouldn’t benefit financially.  But is he telling the truth?

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Your Body Under Arrest: Police in Riot Gear Remove Peaceful Women’s Rights Protestors in Virginia

See more photos from the protest at Richmond-based Style Weekly's Facebook page.

Pictures worth 10,000 words… Virginia sends in riot police to arrest peaceful protestors supporting women’s rights.  Apparently, they can occupy your uterus, but you can’t occupy your state capitol.

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Kristof: Mandatory Ultrasound Bills Are “State-Sanctioned Abuse and Humiliation”

Nicholas Kristof. [img src]

The New York Times columnist pens a brutal column on Texas’ mandatory ultrasound bill.

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Louisiana Proposes Bill To Outlaw “Aggravated Criminal Abortion by Dismemberment”

Senator Rick Ward, III (D-Maringouin). [img src]

Does that make abortions performed by physicians “legal abortion by dismemberment?”

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