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Perry: Obama Is Putting Abortion Politics Over Women’s Health

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Yes, we are officially in bizzaro land… Rick Perry accuses President Obama of politicizing women’s health.

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State-Sanctioned Rape: Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Laws in Virginia, Texas, and Iowa

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Let’s start calling these bills what they are: state-sanctioned rape. There is no other way around it.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Asks For Ultrasound Rehearing

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The group requests that the entire 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case.

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Texas Mandatory Ultrasound Law Still Not Going Into Effect

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Although the 5th circuit has overruled the injunction on the law, there’s still no consensus on when it will be enforced.

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Texas Mandatory Ultrasound Law Is To Be Enforced After District Court Intervenes

The law, which was blocked by a Texas judge, must now be enforced even as the court continues to argue over its constitutionality.

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5th Circuit Court Hears Texas Ultrasound Law

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The three judge panel will decide if the injunction against forcing doctors to describe pre-abortion ultrasounds to their patients should be dropped.

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Obama Administration Tells Texas They Can’t Exclude Abortion Providers From Family Planning Funds

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The state of Texas has been overruled when it comes to a bill blocking funding from any health care provider that also provides abortion.

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Revisiting Marianismo

Revisiting a “cultural value” among Latin@s and an interview with documentarian Erica Fletcher who created a film Marianismo about Latinas living with HIV.

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The Religious Right’s Reality: Where Doctors Pray Over Your Vagina and Fanatics Don’t Care If You Die

If you ever wonder how it is that the religious right can be so daft when it comes to understanding the real world effects of their preferred policies, wonder no more. It’s because they just don’t care. 

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Sex Ed in Texas? Perry’s Policies Result in High Rates of Teen Pregnancy and Disease

New research out of the University of Texas, Houston, confirms that young people in Texas are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors than their peers nationwide.  And, the researchers suggest that the state’s conservative policies policies around sexuality education and reproductive heath are to blame. 

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