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Illinois House To Vote on Forced Ultrasounds For Cattle… I Mean Women

Oh, hey!  Look what made it through the agricultural committee this time!

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Is Civil Disobedience the Right Move for Physicians?

Should physicians engage in civil disobedience to protect their patients from over-reaching state legislatures?  It’s a provocative suggestion made in a popular blog earlier this week.

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Poll: Virginia Voters Strongly Disagree With Forced Ultrasound Law

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A new poll out today from Quinnipiac University reveals that Virginia voters are not happy with the recently signed forced ultrasound law, and their confidence in and approval of both Governor Bob McDonnell and the state legislature has declined.

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Idaho Senate Set to Vote On Forced Ultrasound Bill

The Idaho Senate may vote as early as Monday, May 19th on a forced ultrasound bill despite the fact that its original author admitted he had no idea exactly what sort of ultrasound he was mandating, nor how women would pay for them. Opposition is building against it.

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Censoring Doonesbury on Abortion: It’s So Sad It’s Not Even Funny

What does it say about the state of our society when so many state legislators seem to make the passage of laws de-humanizing women their main priority, but newspapers are afraid of running comic strips satirizing these laws? Garry Trudeau, the brilliant political cartoonist, has produced a series on forced trans-vaginal sonogram laws in Texas, but papers in a number of the states with similar laws are not running it.

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Ultrasounds? Lawmakers in Pennsylvania Want to Force You to Have One, But They Can’t Even Say the Word

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How unpopular are ultrasound bills becoming?  Legislators don’t even want to say the word anymore.

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Alabama Senator Backs Off Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Bill, But Alabama Women Aren’t Backing Down

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Unable to say the word “vaginal,” one of the authors of the forced trans-vaginal ultrasound bill in Alabama says he will pull it.  But the women of Alabama won’t stand for replacing it with forced abdominal ultrasounds or any other form of coercion.

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Alabama Co-Sponsor of Forced Ultrasound Bill Denies Selling Equipment to Abortion Clinics, But Providers Tell a Different Story

A senator pushing for mandatory ultrasounds in Alabama claims his company wouldn’t benefit financially.  But is he telling the truth?

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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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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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