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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”

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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”

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

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What I Learned Today in Virginia: Orwellian Logic in 2012

Early this morning, I learned that Governor McDonnell had ordered a SWAT Team to cover a Candlelight Vigil I attended the night before at the Governor’s Mansion. Riot police were hiding in the bushes, while my two small children and I sang, “This Little Light of Mine.”  And that was only the beginning of my lesson.

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Violation by Ultrasound: Not Just Physical

While there has been much fury recently over Virginia’s recently proposed transvaginal ultrasound bill, other states’ anti-choice lawmakers have chosen the equally unacceptable route of psychological—rather than physical—violation of women.

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My Surprise Conversation with a Congresswoman

A lot of the discussion surrounding women’s health and reproductive rights can certainly be boiled down to trust…both the lack of trust and mistrust in women. Hearings like the one last week and bills like the one in Virginia are symptomatic of a larger issue that Congresswoman DeLauro is noticing.

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Virginia Delegate: “Personhood” Bill Effectively Dead

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Delegate Englin of Virginia’s 45th district updates RH Reality Check regarding the “Personhood” and forced ultrasound bills.

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