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Michigan anti-abortion-rights bill would force women to pass coercion test

By | 10.28.11 | 3:36 pm

A new anti-abortion-rights bill introduced in the Michigan House Thursday calls for criminalization of “coercion to abort.”

Operation Rescue offers ammunition to House GOP trying to pass anti-abortion insurance bill

By | 10.13.11 | 9:40 am

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Anti-abortion-rights group Operation Rescue has released its most recent undercover look at the American abortion industry, using excerpted audio recordings to show “millions of tax dollars are already paying for abortions each year.”

CPC network invites babies to Congress as part of political campaign

By | 10.05.11 | 11:21 am

Heartbeat International, one of the largest networks of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in the country, is inviting babies to Capitol Hill Thursday, as part of a political pro-CPC campaign dubbed “Babies Go to Congress,” according to Christian Newswire.

Americans United for Life cheers on Stearns’ Planned Parenthood investigation

By | 09.29.11 | 1:07 pm

Responding to congressional opposition to an investigation of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the national anti-abortion rights group that instigated the investigation is using donor solicitations, blogs and a new petition to help drive the investigation forward.

California ‘personhood’ amendment designed to ban abortion in cases of rape, incest, fetal anomaly

By | 09.28.11 | 11:11 am

On Wednesday, the Union City, Calif.-based anti-abortion-rights group California Civil Rights Foundation (CCRF) announced it is submitting language to state Attorney General Kamala Harris for the “California Human Rights Amendment,” marking the latest push for a “personhood” amendment in the U.S.

South Dakota anti-abortion-rights legal fund supported by mostly out-of-state donors

By | 09.26.11 | 12:43 pm

A fund created by the South Dakota Legislature in 2005 to defend a controversial anti-abortion-rights bill introduced that year is largely bankrolled by out-of-state donors, some of whom proclaim to be employees of Jesus, reports the Argus Leader.

Pearson making good on anti-GOP-incumbent promise

By | 09.21.11 | 5:49 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Although some in GOP politics have called her actions “divisive,” freshman lawmaker and tea party favorite Kim Pearson is only making good on a promise.

Virginia abortion-rights rally attempts to sway health board from adopting ‘TRAP’ clinic regulations

By | 09.14.11 | 10:59 am

A coalition of reproductive-rights advocates in Virginia will be joined by state leaders in protesting Wednesday new proposed abortion clinic regulations, which the Virginia Board of Health will vote on Thursday.

Lawsuit against Ariz. anti-abortion law allowing pharmacists to deny women birth control dropped

By | 09.13.11 | 11:38 am

After two years in court battling controversial anti-abortion-rights legislation in Arizona, Planned Parenthood of Arizona declared Monday it would not appeal an Arizona Court of Appeals ruling, which last month upheld most of the provisions they challenged.

Study suggests more than socioeconomic factors at work when choosing birth-control methods

By | 09.12.11 | 1:46 pm

A recent study of sexually-active women in California finds that socioeconomic status does not fully explain why certain groups of women in the Golden State use more effective birth-control methods than others, according to a report published in the September 2011 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive More…