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On Sunday a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood was bombed, providing another terrifying example that the war on women is real.
Missouri advances a bill that would let employers deny coverage for birth control unless an employee provides proof she’s using the pill for medicinal reasons.
The ACLU helped a South Carolina mother-of-two avoid a state-coerced C-section.
One doctor offers a sobering conclusion on the direction of the practice of reproductive medicine, describing how mandatory ultrasound laws turn ultrasounds into “torture machines”
It’s really expensive defending patently unconstitutional abortion restrictions, but that’s not stopping Oklahoma.
An Alabama anti-abortion group is trying a sneaky approach to personhood: embracing a “chemical endangerment of children” law to grant legal personhood to fertilized eggs.
Mitt Romney’s SuperPAC donated to a race-baiting anti-gay group, which gives us an even clearer image of who would shape President Romney’s domestic policy
More evidence of a pay gulf for women, even in the board room. Only 4 of the top 30 Washington lobby groups have female CEO’s, and even those women can’t get paid like their male peers. New research shows those women make on average just 57% of what their male counterparts make.
As the Masters Tournament gets ready to start, it’s important to remember that the Augusta golf club hosting is still totally sexist.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Il) finds the fact that his rival Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who lost two limbs fighting in Iraq, well….ehhh.
Finally, The Susan G. Komen Foundation would like Congress to know that it’s terribly sorry for playing politics with women’s health care if it means they can have more money from Washington.
In the good news front, President Obama lends his support to Planned Parenthood in a new video.
Women got another win in court as a Louisiana federal court ruled the state can’t enforce a 1997 law that allows malpractice lawsuits against abortion doctors even when there are no allegations of negligence or poor care because such a law is unconstitutional. Essentially, this was the opposite bill of what’s been advancing in places like Kansas and Arizona. Instead of shielding doctors who lie or withhold information from women to prevent an abortion, the Louisiana law allowed doctors to be sued for the mere act of performing an abortion.
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