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The Right to Vote Affects the Power to Choose: How Voter Suppression in 2012 Will Erode Reproductive Rights

The power to preserve and expand reproductive rights is inextricably tied the right to vote. But what is power if your ability to leverage it is stripped away?

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State Legislative Trends in Reproductive Health Law and Policy: Mid-Year 2012 Analysis

In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .

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Georgia 20-Week Ban Sponsor Criticized Over Bill By Primary Rival

Rep. Doug McKillip

Is McKillip’s anti-choice advocacy coming back to haunt him?

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Not In My Backyard! As Local Government Attacks on Women’s Health Increase, Citizens Are Fighting Back

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The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the action. But recent successes in responding to attacks on women’s health programs underscore that we need to be vigilant in our own backyards.

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North Carolina: Marriage Rights (but Not Equal Rights) on the May 8th Ballot

North Carolina polls are open for early voting in the primary election, and the rights of unmarried couples are being put to a public referendum.

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Delegate Jennifer McClellan: A Vocal Advocate for Women’s Rights and the Rights of All People

When people think of social justice in Richmond, it’s hard not to think of Delegate Jennifer McClellan.

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McDonnell’s Forced Ultrasound Bill Awakens a Sleeping Giant — Pro-Choice Virginians — and They Are Going to the Polls

With their new power in Richmond, anti-choice politicians thought 2012 was their premier opportunity to railroad these policies into law with little resistance. These lawmakers grossly underestimated the outrage their insidious attacks on women’s health would provoke in Virginia and across the nation. With this spring awakening will come retribution at the polls this fall and in fall 2013.

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Bob Casey Versus the Rights of Women

It is increasingly clear that the women of Pennsylvania cannot trust Senator Casey to protect their health and defend their rights. Casey’s vote on the Blunt Amendment made it clear that he supports the religious and moral beliefs of employers above comparable rights and beliefs of women. No explanation can mitigate this fundamental fact.

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Idaho Debates Ultrasound Mandate, Joins “Don’t Say Ultrasound” Brigade

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Obviously, there’s a memo going out telling lawmakers to not say the “u” word.

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Kansas in 2012? A Prediction of More Legal Battles, Higher Tax Bills, and Declining Access to Services

Until a change of course is demanded in the state of Kansas, our elected oppressors will no doubt continue to spend their time, energy, resources and taxpayer money in the never-ending pursuit of being the first state to eliminate abortion and even some forms of contraception through the eradication of access, while saddling the taxpayers with an ideological debt.

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