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(UPDATED) Protecting Life? New Bill Says Its OK to Let Women Die

One hundred members of Congress (so far–list included below) have cosponsored a bill introduced by far right Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) that would allow hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care when necessary to save a woman’s life.

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Afternoon Roundup: Virginia Votes Down A Heap of Anti-Choice Bills

What’s behind New York City’s abortion rate?; Virginia votes down a host of anti-abortion legislation; what’s behind the “nuisance” of a physician providing legal abortion care?; and more.

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Testify: Washington Crisis Pregnancy Center Bill Receives Hearing

Today Washington State advocates for and against a bill mandating limited service pregnancy centers provide accurate, clear, honest and timely information about their services turned out by the hundreds. If the legislation passes, Washington State will become the first in the nation to legislate crisis pregnancy centers statewide.

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How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.

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Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women???

A new study found several toxic chemicals in 99 percent to 100 percent of the pregnant women studied. 

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Early Inductions Lead to Higher Neonatal Risks

According to a hospital watchdog group, too many pregnant women in the United States are induced early, unnecessarily endangering their own health and that of their newborns.

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Addressing Obstetric Fistula: Towards a Just and Healthy Life for All

It’s been said that in an unequal world, women are the most unequal among equals.  Obstetric fistula is a living example of this statement.

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Are Anti-Choice Legislators Gunning For Minnesota’s Version of Roe?

Right now, women in Minnesota are protected by state law if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. But anti-choice legislators are aiming to change that.

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Afternoon Roundup: Reproductive Justice and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

News of reproductive and environmental justice on the day of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Pregnancy Police and Citizens’ Arrests of Pregnant and Nursing Women

Citizen’s arrests of pregnant, nursing, and “maybe-pregnant” women is a silent cooptation of women’s choices, their health and sometimes their very lives. And it is going to get worse before it gets better.

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