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Illinois Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Torpedoed By Democrats

State Democrats poison pill a mandatory ultrasound amendment while anti-choice activists make up statistics again.

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Roundup: Missouri Senate Wants to Remove Health Exception from Abortion Law

Missouri Senate passes bill to remove health exception from post-viability abortion law; groups sign onto letter asking for a budget bill without policy riders; women may have to think twice (!) before an abortion in Illinois; a new vaginal progesterone gel can help pregnant women with a shortened cervix.

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Illinois — Less Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies, More Mandatory Ultrasounds

There will be less opportunities to purchase Plan B in Illinois, and more requirements before you get an abortion if the right has its way.

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Roundup: Bristol Makes a Quarter Million as Abstinence Spokesperson

The Candies Foundation pays Bristol $262k but grants only $35k for teen pregnancy prevention; the FBI releases 10-year old threats against Dr. Tiller; Delaware may enact parental consent; Illinois cannot force pharmacies to distribute emergency contraception.

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In Illinois, Women Are Cattle — Literally

In order to jam through an abortion clinic regulation TRAP bill, an Illinois Republican gave it to the agricultural committee for a hearing.

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Morning Roundup: Lautenberg and Lee Introduce Bill Banning Funding of Abstinence-Only Programs

The Illinois House is using the conservative Agriculture Committee to pass anti-choice bills, North Dakota is looking at a personhood bill, and Sen. Lautenberg and Rep. Lee introduce a bill banning federal funding of ineffective abstinence programs.

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Meet the HR3 Ten: Daniel Lipinski, Daddy’s Boy

Meet Daniel Lipinski!  He represents the 3rd Congressional district in Illinois, and has since 2005. He was preceded in that seat by…Bill Lipinski. Yes, that’s his dad. Yay, nepotism!

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Morning Roundup: The Vagina Dance

Pregnant woman bounced from a bar for being pregnant, pro-choice concerns over the filibuster, Exhale’s work with women, and yes, the vagina dance.

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Roundup: Governors Downplay Responsibility, Play Up Pageantry, and Rassmussen Releases a New Abortion Poll

How much power does a governor have over the state’s agenda regarding abortion access?  It really depends who you ask.

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Repro-Briefs: Michigan Requires Access to Emergency Contraception, While Missouri Bill Would Shame Teens

Michigan moves forward on practical contraceptive advances, schools reevaluate student privacy when it comes to abortions, teens are outed to prosecutors and more.

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