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In the Wake of Newtown: Still Clinging to Guns, Religion, and Abortion in Kansas

Kansas' Infamous John Brown.

Now, I don’t claim to know the difference between a semi-automatic and an automatic weapon, but considering most of the men in the Kansas Legislature don’t know the difference between a vulva and a cervix and are a-okay with legislating my body parts, I will go ahead and give voice my strong opinion.

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Kansans for Life Attempting to End Abortion Training In Kansas Med Schools

The possible loss of KU Med School’s accreditation is not an “unintended consequence”…it is very much intended and in the same spirit that the Foxx Amendment was passed in the US House last year.

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Judge Rules Oklahoma Ultrasound Requirement Unconstitutional

An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.

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Abortion is THE Issue for Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell’s position on abortion is not incidental to his career as a politician; it’s central, and it’s also extreme.

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Roundup: Senate Republicans “Lower Expectations” On Supreme Court Nominee Fight

Republicans “lower expectations” for Supreme Court nomination fight; economic insecurity, adoption, and abortion; experts react to the news that percentage of births to unwed mothers has risen sharply; Tennessee abortion amendment passes House.

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South Carolina Puts One More Boulder Into the Path to Abortion Access

South Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” Act assumes that women make the decision to abort without thought and that the state should, therefore, impose a 24-hour period post-ultrasound during which they might reflect.

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Fighting Forward: Behind the Bill to Expand Reproductive Health Access in Illinois

After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.

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Roundup: Alaska Parental Notification Bill Stalled

Parental notification bill in Alaska stalled; leading Afghan women’s rights activist killed; Afghan family law will not be enacted as written; Washington state expands domestic partner benefits.

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Kansas Politicians Disgrace the Legislative Process

If this Senate bill becomes law, anti-choice virulence will not only be found in the political climate or on the sidewalk outside the clinic — it will have entered the supposedly neutral examining room.

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Missouri Legislature: Coerced Pregnancy, Fine; Voluntary Abortion, No Way

A Missouri bill would make physicians criminals for helping women obtain an abortion “with knowledge” that the woman has been “coerced” and would prohibit the woman from consenting to an abortion as the “victim of a coerced abortion.”

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