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Pennsylvania House Introduces Mandatory Ultrasound Bill

The House bill has 112 cosponsors.

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Pennsylvania Joins in Proliferation of Dangerous TRAP Laws

Few counties have abortion providers and PA women will lose more with passage of SB 732.

Another day, another set of TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws, this time in Pennsylvania, where a proposed law is working its way through the state House of Representatives.

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When the State Mandates Anti-Choice Advocacy

An absolutely fascinating look at how Pennsylvania developed the first set of state-funded “crisis pregnancy centers.”

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A Teacher’s Second Career Writing Soft-Core Porn

A high school English teacher in Snyder County, PA writes werewolf erotica on the side and some parents think this makes her unfit to teach teenagers. Are we really that scared of sex?

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Roundup: DC Mayor Arrested Protesting Budget Riders

Washington, DC, mayor Vincent Gray was arrested protesting Monday. Image from Washington Post.

DC mayor arrested protesting abortion rider; birth control also too controversial for Florida legislature; Pennsylvania moves towards TRAP laws in response to Gosnell; UK gay men can donate blood but only if they’re celibate; and how forced pregnancy solves our budget woes.

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Morning Roundup: “Don’t Say Gay” in Tennessee

Tennessee wants to ban any mention of homosexuality in grade school, Iowa may be legalizing the murder of abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood clinics – and their advocates – across the country warn about the devastating impact of the Pence amendment.

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Morning Roundup: PA News Organizations Petition to Unseal Minor’s Denied Judicial Bypass

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.

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Morning Roundup: Contraception Sans Prescription Proposed in DC

City council member in DC proposes pharmacist-dispensed birth control pills, PA governor fires state employees in connection with Gosnell, expense issues at pro-choice organization, and Lisa Edelstein (aka Cuddy from ‘House’) films pro-choice ad.

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Morning Roundup: Pennsylvania Bill to Ban Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Pennsylvania state senator wants to ban insurance coverage of abortion, Montgomery County stands by its CPC bill, pregnant woman accidently given wrong prescription that could cause miscarriage, Nebraska bill would require sex ed, Pittsburgh settles anti-choice protester lawsuit. 

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Roundup: Preventative Care Harder to Access Thanks to “Fiscal Responsibility”

As a consequence of conservative “fiscal responsibility” more and more preventative care programs are finding themselves running out of money.

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