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Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Study Details State-by-State Agenda to Ban Abortions

Study Details State-by-State Agenda to Ban Abortions
A new report by NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado exposes how national organizations working to outlaw abortion one state at a time have set their sights on Colorado. State Senator Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) says even though the majority of Colorado voters support the 1973 Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutional right to abortion, they shouldn’t discount the effectiveness of a coordinated national movement.
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Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP

Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP
"The GOP drafted a bill so extreme and so out of touch with the voters that even their own membership could not support it."
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Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships

Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in Baltimore this week, and members are considering whether to begin the process of revising — and likely tightening — its directives governing health care mergers and partnerships. The goal, according to a USCCB press release, would be to incorporate Vatican principles ensuring that Catholic institutions do not “cooperate immorally with the unacceptable procedures conducted in other health care entities with which they may be connected” or “cause scandal” as a result of such collaborations.
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Nina Martin
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Planned Big Brotherhood: How the GOP Turns Abortion into Millions of Votes Every Election

Planned Big Brotherhood: How the GOP Turns Abortion into Millions of Votes Every Election
Protecting the defenseless unborn can easily be cast as a high moral purpose. The issue arises on the human scale, no complex systems involved. It concerns family relationships, and also involves the consequences of sexual behavior, on which cultural traditions have had much to say. It's the perfect issue to exploit the vote out of millions of Americans.
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National Review Writer: Hang Women Who Have Abortions! Hang Their Doctors! Hang the Attending Nurses!

National Review Writer: Hang Women Who Have Abortions! Hang Their Doctors! Hang the Attending Nurses!
The Mackinac Center is the country's "largest state-based free market think tank," and thus peddles plenty of influence. So it's certainly disconcerting when one of its sponsored speakers says women who have abortions should be hanged...as should their doctors.
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Auditing the Womb: Alabama Candidate Joins Protests at Closed Women's Clinic

Auditing the Womb: Alabama Candidate Joins Protests at Closed Women's Clinic
Republican candidate for State Auditor Jim Zeigler is jumping into emotional issues that have absolutely nothing to do with the job he's asking voters for. He's protesting outside a women's clinic that isn't even open and is supposedly upset because it's across the street from a school. It's a clinic the protesters are trying to keep closed because of the "disruptions" around the clinic. Do you see anyone causing any disruptions — other than the protesters themselves? No surprise there.
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Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff

Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff
Republican strategist Karl Rove is planning a full $6 million political advertising assault on Colorado voters in the coming weeks in support of U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner. The first-round ad hit the airwaves this week. It attempts to persuade Colorado women not to concern themselves primarily with Gardner’s record as a long-standing hardline anti-abortion lawmaker. The ad attempts to do this by changing the subject.
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Anti-Choice Zealots Say Their Own Actions Are Reason Enough to Keep North AL's Lone Clinic Closed

Anti-Choice Zealots Say Their Own Actions Are Reason Enough to Keep North AL's Lone Clinic Closed
Here's your logic: block the sidewalks, bus in scores of children, bellow at passersby through a bullhorn, and assault clinic escorts...and then complain about the "tension and violence" associated with the clinic. That's the noise clamoring out of the anti-choice movement of Huntsville, Alabama, as the zoning board heard their last-ditch effort to keep North Alabama's lone women's clinic from opening a new location.
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Denver Court Rules Once Again That Cancer Screenings and HIV Testing Aren't Actually Abortions

Denver Court Rules Once Again That Cancer Screenings and HIV Testing Aren't Actually Abortions
The Denver District Court dismissed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains last Monday. The suit, filed by former Lieutenant Governor and unsuccessful Senate candidate Jane Norton, alleged that the state violated an amendment to the state constitution that bars the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions — akin to the Hyde Amendment on the federal level.
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