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Brownback’s Austerity, and Its Devastating Effects on Kansas’ Working Poor

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Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.

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In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools

The bill would prevent anyone who works for an abortion provider from volunteering at their child’s school.

It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.

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“Black Genocide” Candidate Running as Democrat in Kansas House Race

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An anti-choice Democrat running for the Kansas House of Representatives isn’t really “news” in Kansas, but a Democratic candidate who speaks at local Tea Party rallies, is openly hostile to President Obama, and acts as a community leader in propagating the extreme anti-choice myth of black genocide??  Kansas, meet your Democratic Party candidate for Wichita’s 89th House District…Peggy Elliott. 

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Anti-Choice Medical Malpractice Shields Threaten to Permanently Alter Medical Care for Women

Among the new restrictions appearing in anti-choice bills nationwide, it is the medical malpractice liability shields that have the potential to alter, perhaps permanently, women’s relationship with the civil justice system and their status as patients.

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Kansas Legislature Considers Letting Pharmacists Deny Drugs That “Might” Cause Abortions

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As long as the pharmacists “thinks” the drug could cause an abortion, well, that’s good enough reason to refuse to dispense it.

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Kansas Rep. Pete “Rape is Like A Spare Tire” DeGraaf Stands Up for Deadbeat Dads, Against Women

Representative Pete “Spare Tire” DeGraaf (R) was at it again in the Kansas House this week, speaking against an amendment that would have provided the women of Kansas outstanding child support.

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Ask Dr. Brownback… Women (and Men) Ask the Governor for Reproductive Health Advice

Kansas Governor Brownback may soon have the chance to sign into law one of if not the most onerous anti-choice, anti-woman bill in the nation, a law that would guarantee forced pregnancy as a state policy. Now that the governor has decided to control everyone’s reproductive and sexual health lives from his office, the the women and men of the state are seeking his advice.

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Kansas to Pregnant Women: “A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won’t Hurt You”

Buried in a sweeping anti-abortion bill is a provision that would immunize a doctor who discovers that a baby will be born with a devastating condition and deliberately withholds that information from his patient. That’s right.

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Anti-Choice Fundamentalists May Strip University Of Kansas Medical School of Accreditation and Put Women at Risk

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The state’s lawmakers would rather see the school suffer than allow physicians to be trained in abortion care.

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The “Rubber Stamp Attack:” Speaking Truth to Power Against the Latest Sweeping Abortion Restrictions in Kansas

This week, the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the largest, most expansive abortion restriction bill in the nation.  HB 2598 is a 68-page piece of legislation, that manages to cobble together many of the most extreme restrictions from abortion legislation currently under litigation in three other states. And yet when I stood up to oppose it, far-right legislators claimed I “went too far.”

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