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Repro-Briefs: Montana Agenda Could Make it Most Anti-Choice State in Country, and Other State News

From the mountains, through the heartland, and all the way to Guam, new abortion restrictions are being announced as the country prepares for the 2011 legislative session.

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Roundup: Follow Up Friday – More on Carhart, Twitter, and The E-Book

Here’s a quick roundup with some additional news for stories we reported on earlier this week.

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Roundup: Anti-Choice Rejoice While Carhart Plans New Clinics

Dr. Carhart announces an expansion into new states, and the anti-choice call it “victory,” since at least he’s shutting down in Nebraska.

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Roundup: Homophobia Alive and Well in Iowa

Thanks to massive spending from out-of-state “family” groups, three judges in Iowa are ousted for their decision on gay marriage in the state. Plus, a sex ed jamboree!

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A Pioneering Effort to Increase Rural Women’s Access to Safe Abortion in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deserves a medal for seeking to address the geographic (and often economic) disparity in access to abortion in a smart and safe way.

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Iowa Candidate Unable to Decide on Proper Abortion Punishment If Procedure Is Made Illegal

Iowa lieutenant governor candidate has a hard time deciding on just the right sentence for women and doctors if abortion is made illegal.

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Repro-Brief: State Legislators In New Jersey and Texas Still Can’t Seem to Get Sex Off Their Minds

State legislators fight to restore family planning funds in New Jersey, while the Texas GOP is unabashed in efforts to limit the rights of all living persons.  One bright spot in New York.

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STOKING FIRE: Expanding Options Through Telemedicine

More than 1500 women have successfully used Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s telemedicine program for medical abortions, and that makes anti-choice leaders nervous.

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Roundup: ella and Iowa, A Tale of Two Anti-Choice Outrages

Telemed procedures in Iowa, a possible longer window of opportunity for using a new morning after contraceptive?  It’s hard to tell what upsets the anti-choice more these days.

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Roundup: Web-cams Increase Abortion Access in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has been using telemedicine to increase access to abortion in Iowa, much to the consternation of Operation Rescue.

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