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A Rabbi Responds to Mitch McConnell: Sorry Senator, Health Care IS the Issue!

As a religious advocate for reproductive care, I was taken aback by U. S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent comment, “That is not the issue,” when asked about extending health coverage to 30 million American uninsured.

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Kentucky State Senator Reintroduces Mandatory Ultrasound Bill

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Another failed bill comes popping back up for a second go.

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Kentucky Governor Firmly Rejects Hospital Merger with Catholic Health Initiatives

Gov. Steve Beshear has twice denied a request from University Hospital to merge with two private hospitals.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said January 9, 2012 for the second time in two weeks that he was rejecting a hospital merger of the publicly-funded University Hospital with a Catholic-oriented consortium, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

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Morning Roundup: Kentucky Moves Closer to Ultrasounds and Waiting Periods

Hypocrisy alert in Arizona when it comes to Bishop Olmstead, Kentucky moves a step closer to mandatory ultrasound and waiting periods before an abortion, NYC clergy think too many women have abortions, and NARAL responds.

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Rand Paul Rails Against Pregnant Women and Medicaid

In his latest rant, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Paul tells supporters that those pregnant women using Medicaid to access care may just be milking the system.

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Victory in Kentucky Supreme Court!

I am thrilled to let you know that the Kentucky Supreme Court once again refused to advance the war on drugs to women’s wombs and made clear that pregnant women, no less than other persons, are protected by the rule of law.

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Reproductive and Sexual Health in the States: Two Steps Forward, Several Steps Back

By the end of March, 825 measures had been introduced in the 44 legislatures that have convened so far in 2010.

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Roundup: Ultrasound Bills Across States Fare Different Fates

Louisiana, Oklahoma legislatures take steps towards requiring women seeking abortions to view ultrasounds and hear a description. Meanwhile South Carolina considers a compromised version of their “ultrasound bill” which wouldn’t require an ultrasound at all.

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Roundup: One Star Is For Alaska, One Star Is For Nebraska

Nebraska thinks women who get abortions are CRAZY and other state news.  Plus a mini roundup of “I told you so!”

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Roundup: Abortion Once Again Debated At White House Healthcare Summit

Were you glued to your computer monitor yesterday watching the White House’s Healthcare Summit? If not you probably didn’t notice the glaring lack of women legislators invited. And naturally the issue of abortion was one of the many objections raised by Republicans in objection to the president’s bill.

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