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Contemporary Abortion Politics: Good for the Jews?

The policies promoted by anti-choice forces in Congress are not good for any woman, whether Jewish or not. What does all this have to do with the Jews?

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“New Life” Trumps “Existing Life” in the Modern Republican Party

Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.

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Women, Watch Your Back — Anti-Choicers Are Gambling with Your Life

Tomorrow, the House will vote on the “Protect Life Act,” an unprecedented bill that would allow hospitals to let women die at their doorsteps.

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The HR3 Ten: Meet Dan Boren (One Creepy Dude)

Dan Boren not only voted to strip you of your reproductive rights, he also voted AGAINST the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That’s right, ladies, he wants to tell you what you can do with your bodies and how much your work is worth.

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“Protect Life Act” Wins Approval From House Committee

HR 358, the bill which does anything but protect life, is on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives where legislators can vote on whether a pregnant woman has more of a right to life than a provider has to his or her religious belief.

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Meet the HR3 Ten, The Anti-Choice, Anti-Woman Democrats. No. 2: Mark Critz

Ten Democrats are cosponsors of H.R.3, even with language redefining rape. Four of them  apparently don’t care if pregnant women die. Sarah Jaffe takes a closer look at all. Number 2 is Mark Critz.

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Meet the HR3 Ten: Number One? Heath Shuler

Ten Democrats cosponsored H.R.3, even with language redefining rape; four of those ten also apparently don’t care if pregnant women die.  Sarah Jaffe takes a closer look at all ten, starting with Rep. Heath Shuler.

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Morning Roundup: Ohio Bill Would Make Abortion Illegal After “Heartbeat”

An Ohio bill would make abortion illegal after about 4 days of pregnancy, more articles questioning anti-choice bills, important Prop 8 ruling expected, two Senators lead oppostion to anti-choice legislation, and a homophobic podiatrist.

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The “Protect Life Act:” Will There Be a Price to Be Paid?

To me, the most interesting question posed by the brazen contempt for women contained in H.R.358, is whether the antiabortion movement has finally gone too far.

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Virulent New Wave of Anti-Women, Anti-Abortion Attacks

From the “guerrilla activists” trying to take down Planned Parenthood to the state and federal legislators (from both parties) further restricting women’s access to abortion, 2011 has seen more assaults on women’s most fundamental rights yet – even more even under the Bush years. There are 3 anti-abortion federal bills and more than 200 state level bills restricting access to abortion (and cutting funds for birth control, cancer screenings and other basic care for women into the attacks for good measure). Many of the state-level bills pose fundamental challenges to Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Supreme Court challenges down the line.  What we need is an outpouring of resistance to this assault on the humanity of women!

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