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Abby Johnson adds to anti-abortion-rights résumé with new blogging gig

By | 06.22.11 | 4:23 pm

Former Planned Parenthood clinic director and converted anti-abortion rights activistAbby Johnson has a new credential to add to her post-Planned Parenthood résumé: anti-abortion-rights blogger.

This week the anti-abortion-rights blog founder and editor Steven Erteltannounced that Johnson will be “guest-blogging” on the site, to join the slew of More…

Anti-abortion rights leader talks strategy: It’s a ’50-state question’

By | 06.20.11 | 11:59 am

The secret to ending abortion America is by shifting abortion rights to the states, saidAmericans United for Life‘s President Charmaine Yoest on a recent appearance on the PBS TV- and Web-news magazine “Need to Know.”

As the legal arm of the anti-abortion movement, AUL drafts model legislation, including More…

Illinois parental notification abortion law continues to go unenforced as lawsuit moves forward

By | 06.17.11 | 2:27 pm

A 16-year-old Illinois abortion parental-notification law was sent back to the circuit court for trial on Friday.

The law, which states that a physician must notify the adult family member of a minor seeking an abortion at least 48 hours before the abortion can be performed, was enacted in 1995 More…

Report details circumstances of women who apply for abortion-funding assistance

By | 06.15.11 | 1:04 pm

This week, the Third Wave Foundation (TWF), an activist organization that works with young women and transgender youth, released a report (PDF) that illustrates a revealing picture of the type of woman that seeks out funding for an abortion she cannot afford. Each year TWF pledges funding amounts through its More…

As N.Y. gay marriage vote approaches, senators switch stance based on constituent support

By | 06.14.11 | 4:23 pm

Less than a week remains before the New York Senate votes on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state, and supporters of the measure are slowly racking up the necessary number of votes necessary to secure passage.

On Monday, three of the four Senate Democrats who helped More…

Anti-abortion rights groups appeal ongoing lawsuit against Arizona consent law

By | 06.14.11 | 2:17 pm

As more states pass abortion bills with new regulations and restrictions, the effects of those previously passed are beginning to show through –- in lawsuits. Across the country, Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed suits challenging anti-abortion rights legislation that in some way targets the abortion provider and its services.

The More…