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Missouri Abortion Restriction Bill Only Worsens Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

Are you a woman whose husband beat you upon learning you were pregnant, after suggesting abortion? If so, Missouri is on the verge of deciding that you are incompetent to make the decision about whether to terminate your pregnancy.

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Roundup: Matthew Shepard Act Passes House, Heads to Senate

Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Protection Act moves to Senate; Indiana legislature wraps up session; Tennessee abortion bill advances in the House; Sen. Richard Lugar will back Dawn Johnsen.

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Family Planning Funding: A Win-Win for Women and for Taxpayers

In terms of benefits to recipients and tax payers, few social programs compare to public funding for birth control. It’s a rare win-win in the realm of public policy and state spending.

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States Inch Towards Comprehensive Sex Ed

Across the country, in states red and blue, legislatures are taking steps toward mandating comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education for students.

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Roundup: Tennesee Senate Says State Constitution Doesn’t Protection Right to Abortion

Montana, Tennessee consider abortion restrictions; Cecile Richards talks to David Brody; Dr. George Tiller testifies; post-Roe women fight for their rights.

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Virginia Should Opt Out on “Choose Life” License Plates

The Virginia General Assembly recently passed a bill to authorize “Choose Life” license plates that would send funds to crisis pregnancy centers.

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“Personhood” Statement Likely to Fizzle in Montana Legislature

Montana’s legislature must pass the bill to define fertilized eggs as people by 100 votes before it can get on voters’ ballots.

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Roundup: Anti-Choice Legislation in the States

Anti-choice legislation in the states; Dawn Johnsen up for confirmation today; fistula an indicator of poor health for women, children; Lifenews.com doesn’t like the facts on family planning.

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Roundup: Colorado Lawmakers Propose Bill to Protect Birth Control

Colorado lawmakers introduce measure to protect birth control; Arkansas Senate passes abortion ban; Gov. Crist to review ab-only funding; Office for Faith-Based Partnerships member slams North Dakota bill; anti-choicers still stoking fears on FOCA; Georgia considers regulations on IVF; Sen. Gillibrand, get it right on immigration!

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