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Roundup: Insurance in Lousiana, Machines in Michigan, And a Lot of Governor Talk

More state restrictions on abortion from insurance crack-downs to mandating new equipment, and a whole lot of governor talk.

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Stupak Opposed FACE Act Sanctions on Anti-choice Terrorists

Bart Stupak, now complaining about threats and harassment for his position on health reform, voted against the landmark 1994 Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) that protects providers against harassment.

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Repro-Briefs: Michigan Requires Access to Emergency Contraception, While Missouri Bill Would Shame Teens

Michigan moves forward on practical contraceptive advances, schools reevaluate student privacy when it comes to abortions, teens are outed to prosecutors and more.

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Roundup: Eight States, Fifteen Bills, One Big Pea

Much like a marathon, this roundup covers 20% of the states in the country, then rewards you with a giant pea suit.  Ok, not so much like a marathon…

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More Michigan Teens Becoming Infected with HIV

Michigan teenagers continue to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, at an alarming rate, Michigan health officials say.

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Michigan Legislator Calls for Repeal of Gay Marriage Ban

Following up on a June surprise, Michigan House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes on Wednesday announced she had introduced legislation to roll back a 2004 constitutional amendment which bans same-sex marriage in the state.

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Amidst a Budget Crisis and Record Unemployment, What Concerns Michigan’s Republican Lawmakers? Eggs-As-People, Of Course!!!

Amidst a serious fiscal crisis and record unemployment, Republican lawmakers in Michigan had not much better to do than to propose a law to recognize fertilized eggs as people. Thanks to our colleague Todd Heywood of Michigan Independent for the document.

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Michigan HIV Activists Angered by No-Consent Testing Legislation

Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.

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Roundup: The Obama Administration: For the Public Option Before They Were Against It… Sort Of?

While the public wants a public option, and while the President-as-candidate campaigned on the promise of at least something akin to a public option, the Administration has, from day one of the health care reform process, done just about everything it could to say they are “for” a public option “kinda sorta” but “it’s not the defining piece” of health reform. Huh?

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NYT Misleads on Pouillon Murder and Clinic Violence

The New York Times’ coverage of Pouillon’s murder obfuscates police reports that abortion was not a central factor, romanticizes anti-choice protesters, and ignores the history of anti-choice violence.

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