reproductive rights

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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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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Watch Cory Gardner's Jedi Mind Trick: ‘There Is No Federal Personhood Bill’

Watch Cory Gardner's Jedi Mind Trick: ‘There Is No Federal Personhood Bill’
Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner has made national headlines for adopting a campaign strategy that de facto concedes he can not run on his record, because his Tea Party-era positions are much more conservative than is Colorado. This is the case on litmus test issues such as climate change, renewable energy development, health care reform, LGBTQ equality and, most dramatically, women’s reproductive rights. He's now using Jedi Mind Tricks to further obscure his record, as the accompanying video clearly shows.
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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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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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Ex-Special Agent Testifies That Anti-Abortion Groups Often Carry Al Qaeda-Like Manuals

Ex-Special Agent Testifies That Anti-Abortion Groups Often Carry Al Qaeda-Like Manuals
As the federal court hearing on Alabama's TRAP bill continues, there was some really chilling testimony last week from an former undercover agent who has worked on domestic terrorism cases. It's worth recapping here as part of our coverage because this weekend marks the 5th anniversary of Dr. George Tiller's murder in Wichita, KS — as he was attending church.
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Abortion Provider Stumps AL District Attorney, Attorney Literally Bangs Head on Podium

Abortion Provider Stumps AL District Attorney, Attorney Literally Bangs Head on Podium
Alabama's new TRAP (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers) law was always a bad idea – bad for women who now can't find a clinic in the state, and bad for Alabama women's health overall. And it was almost a pleasure seeing Alabama's Solicitor General struggle to defend the indefensible in court against an expert witness.
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AL Senate Committee Approves 3 Extreme Anti-Choice Bills by '7 White Guys to 1 Black Woman' Vote

AL Senate Committee Approves 3 Extreme Anti-Choice Bills by '7 White Guys to 1 Black Woman' Vote
As one attendee described today's public hearing, it was "7 white guys, 1 black woman, and 1 white female secretary" in session to discuss laws that impact the women of Alabama. And the guys decided that they know better than the gals and their doctors how to handle the female reproductive system. Committee votes for HB490, HB493, and HB494 were all 7-1.
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Just Fools: AL Legislature Holds Public Hearings on Extreme Anti-Choice Bills

Just Fools: AL Legislature Holds Public Hearings on Extreme Anti-Choice Bills
April 1st is the perfect opportunity for the Alabama GOP supermajority to show out — and they're grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Yep, ladies, the uterus patrol is back in the saddle and will be holding public hearings today on three bills aimed to outlaw all abortions (with no exceptions).
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Senate Candidate Realizes Personhood Bad for at Least One Person (Yeah, Him)

Senate Candidate Realizes Personhood Bad for at Least One Person (Yeah, Him)
To the surprise of no one, Cory Gardner has had an epiphany that “personhood” — which he has either strongly supported or really, really strongly supported since at least 2008 — is a bad idea, particularly if you’re running for the U.S. Senate.
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