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Why Do Violent Extremists Like Ralph Lang Get More Protection Than Women Trying to Access Abortion Care?

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In an update to a post from Februaury, Ralph Lang has finally been charged in federal court for plotting to kill Wisconsin abortion care providers.  This is good news. 

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The “Rubber Stamp Attack:” Speaking Truth to Power Against the Latest Sweeping Abortion Restrictions in Kansas

This week, the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the largest, most expansive abortion restriction bill in the nation.  HB 2598 is a 68-page piece of legislation, that manages to cobble together many of the most extreme restrictions from abortion legislation currently under litigation in three other states. And yet when I stood up to oppose it, far-right legislators claimed I “went too far.”

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Gone Too Far? Reproductive Politics in the Time of Obama

What about abortion gives it staying power as the central issue in domestic politics, even in the period of the worst economic situation since the Great Depression of the 1930s? This is a question well worth pursuing.

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Anti-Abortion Harassment and Violence Still Stifle Access

Although the clinic blockades of the 1980s and early 1990s, called “rescues” by anti-abortion activists, are fewer than they used to be thanks to 1994′s Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act [FACE], the ever-present threat of violence remains a fact of life for providers.

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Judge Allows Crisis Pregnancy Center to Join South Dakota Lawsuit

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A Federal judge will allow crisis pregnancy centers to enter a lawsuit that the ACLU and Planned Parenthood have filed against the State of South Dakota.  The lawsuit was brought against the state in response to legislation passed that makes a visit to a crisis pregnancy center mandatory before receiving an abortion.

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The Burning of an Abortion Clinic on New Years Day and a Call to Action on Abortion Rights

American Family Planning Clinic, Pensacola FL

The burning of an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida on New Year’s Day is an act of violence against women and a call to action. It’s time to stand up.

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STOKING FIRE: Anti-Choicers Bring Harassment to Wyoming and Get Frosty Reception

It’s a tried-and-true tactic: Any time anti-abortion activists are told that they can’t harass people, they scream that their First Amendment rights have been violated. Now, Rev. Mark Holick, OSA head Flip Benham, and longtime co-conspirators Chet Gallagher and Rusty Thomas are at it again, this time in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Vigil for Life’s “ABP Alert:” What Happens if You Forget to Tell Your Harassers You Don’t Want to be Harassed?

The Madison police chief weighs in on whether the “ABP” issued by radical Wisconsin anti-choice group Vigil for Life, constitutes harassment.

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Anti-Choicers Longing for the Scarlet Letter “A”

Recent behavior by anti-choice activists and anti-choice politicians demonstrates how little the anti-choice movement has to do with “life”, and how much opposition to abortion is rooted in a stew of shame and sexual obsession. 

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Maryland Father Newest Target for Anti-Choice Terrorism

Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, shown here protesting in Iowa against the use of telemedicine for abortions

Anti-choicers are targetting a Maryland father and medical office landlord by “protesting” at his daughter’s school.

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