Planned Parenthood is touring the country in a hot pink bus to rally support, a march for women’s equality in Egypt turns sexually violent, and men in Texas don’t want to play politics with forcing ultrasounds. Except that is exactly what they are doing.
There was no way that pro-choicers could stop a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. But they could use amendments to highlight anti-choice hypocrisy.
Draft regulations in the UK aim to tell women the truth about abortion, Medicaid-covered midwifery in Idaho, the Pope talks to doctors instead of women, Wyoming rejects mandatory ultrasound bill, and dramatic reductions in unplanned pregnancies by giving women a year of birth control at a time.
More on the anti-choice Biebs, House member discusses her abortion at 17 weeks, Alaska moves forward with “Choose Life” plate legislation, Texas mandatory ultrasound bill advances, and Pittsburgh news organizations want to unseal a minor’s denied request for a judicial bypass.
Sonograms don’t prevent abortions, former PP clinic manager joins Live Action, listen to an interview with Cecile Richards, and a roundup of columns on the “war on women.”
The Wyoming House defeats an ultrasound bill, making abortion all about men, children in Texas are facing a real emergency, and reclaim the vagina!
Two men can be listed on the birth certificates of their twins in Connecticut, Saletan looks at the Gosnell case, the “state of the unborn,” Rep. Smith’s new protected class of people, and Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) declares forced ultrasound bill to be an “emergency.”
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.
Despite anti-choice legislation focused on forcing them on all women, a new study suggests ultrasounds for early abortions aren’t needed and simply add to the expense of abortion.
The Florida legislature met to do a massive override of bills Governor Crist vetoed last session, but the mandatory ultrasound bill was not one of them.