AR Law Requires Any Woman Seeking an Abortion to get Permission from the Man Who Impregnated Her

— by Julia Conley, staff writer at CommonDreams Arkansas legislators have drawn harsh criticism from women’s rights groups after passing four new laws that would severely restrict abortion access. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr/cc) A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in the American Civil Liberties Union’s suit to block several new anti-reproductive rights laws that have passed in Arkansas, …

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HR7 now heading to the Senate

This week House passed HR7 to permanently authorize the Hyde Amendment. The final vote was 238-183, largely along party lines. See how your representative voted: NV-CD1, Dina Titus ………………………………. NAY NV-CD2, Mark Amodei …………………………… AYE NV-CD3, Jacky Rosen ……………………………. NAY NV-CD4, Ruben Kihuen …………………………. NAY Heard of the Hyde Amendment? It prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion or health …

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Engel Statement on Trump Global Gag Rule

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel (D) “I will make every effort to defend women and girls worldwide against this administration’s harmful anti-woman agenda.” WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s reinstatement of the Global …

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H.R. 7 Up for a Vote in the US House Tomorrow

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the U.S. House will consider a bill that would permanently bar federal funds for abortions.  H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, would enshrine the Hyde Amendment as permanent federal law.  I’ve already made my phone call to Rep. Mark Amodei’s office (202-225-6155) …

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As Horrifically Crazy As This Is, It’s Still Not The Onion

These days, the news is so unthinkable it almost seems fake … like fodder for The Onion. If only it was funny and not frightening as hell. Steve Bannon, an extreme-right, white nationalist and Breitbart publisher has been tapped for trump’s chief strategist. Reince Priebus, former RNC Chairman, has been announced as trump’s Chief of …

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A Historic Election for Women — and Not Just Because of Hillary

Thanks to Donald Trump, many women are speaking up about things they normally keep to themselves. — by Jill Richardson This election may be revolutionary for women for an unexpected reason. First woman president? OK, there’s that. But I don’t think there’s anyone left who doubts that a capable woman has the same ability as …

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Dr. Joe Heck Prioritizes Politics over Patients

Joe Heck may be a doctor, but he doesn’t vote like one. He votes like a Washington Republican. He voted eight times to defund Planned Parenthood’s basic services, denying thousands of women coverage for cancer screenings and preventive care. He even voted to criminalize abortion for rape victims. He also voted to defund provisions of, …

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A Bishop In The Exam Room: When Faith Dictates Health Care Instead Of Science

A number of folks in Humboldt County have expressed complaints about our local hospital, but they should be thankful for the secular hospital we have available to serve our population. Given the merger-mania in corporate America, we could be facing, like so many other communities, a takeover of our hospital by Catholic Hospitals of America …

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How Anti-Choice Groups Push Message “Directly Into Women’s Phones”

New investigation by Rewire finds that ‘pregnancy crisis centers’ use geofencing to target women seeking abortions by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Anti-choice groups are using smartphone location tracking technology known as geofencing to target women seeking abortions with advertisements intended to mislead and intimidate, a new investigation by Rewire has revealed. It’s a tactic that presents …

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New ‘Pro-Life’ Law Could Literally Kill Utah Women Who Attempt To Obtain An Abortion

— by Ian Millhiser   A new Utah law will subject women to medically unnecessary risk in order to ward off a problem that almost certainly does not exist. It makes a significant new incursion on what remains of Roe v. Wade — at a time when the Supreme Court is signaling that anti-abortion state lawmakers …

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