I’ve watched the phrase bandied about a lot during this last legislative session, so I thought it was time to see the facts for myself.
There is a lot of focus on protecting women from being coerced into abortions, but what about ensuring they aren’t coerced out of their decision to terminate?
Texas students respond to the state’s teen pregnancy rate by marching on the capitol to demand contraceptive education, a mini-roundup of the South Dakota waiting period/mandatory pro-life counseling bill, and the Oklahoma House moves to make abortion after 20 weeks a felony – for the doctor.
House Judiciary Committee moves H.R. 3 to the full House, three abortion bills survive Iowa’s bill funnel, the governor of South Dakota says he’s likely to sign bill requiring CPC counseling, an elected official is surprised at the reaction when he says women belong at home raisin’ babies, and a Kenyan official suggests banishment for those with HIV.
Recently, an extreme bill sailed through the South Dakota legislature, which places unprecedented restrictions on access to abortion care.
South Dakota wants to require a crisis pregnancy center visit before an abortion, racist billboards appear in Manhattan, Oklahoma and Missouri advance bills banning abortion at 20 weeks, and a Jacksonville mayoral canditate jokes about bombing clinics, but said it was ok, the audience was Catholic.
Rep. Speier speaks out on her House speech, South Dakota tables abortion provider murder bill, don’t worry – the government will still fund NASCAR sponsorships, and Hawaii gets civil unions.
After years of wandering in the desert, trying to figure out why Republicans are and have been so hell-bent on controlling our bodies, it suddenly dawned on me. John Boehner and the House GOP want to be your pimp.
Is murder a right-to-life issue?
If you had any doubt that we are moving toward a hate-filled, vigilante society, the answer is now clear. Just two days after a female member of the Minuteman militia was convicted of murdering two innocent people–including a 9-year-old girl–and attempting to murder another, South Dakota legislators have introduced legislation making it legal to murder physicians who provide abortions.