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Mississippi can’t ban abortions outright so they’ll try and close the state’s only clinic instead through passing restrictive TRAP laws. Welcome to the expanding front in the war on choice.
In Montana voters will get a chance to say whether teen mothers should have access to abortions on their own despite the fact that those impacted most by the initiative–teen moms–can’t yet vote.
Tennessee will likely enact a bill that paves the way for junk science in classrooms, which is bad news for a country looking to compete globally and especially bad for women as junk science infects nearly every anti-abortion bill working through a state legislature.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) believes women don’t care about contraception, despite every indication otherwise. Just ask Rush Limbaugh who continues to shed advertisers long after his repulsive attack on Sandra Fluke.
What exactly is all the media interest in Nikki Haley anyways?
The budget Republicans have embraced as their own would place the greatest burden on women. Of course it does. The question is, will voters see it that way?
Meanwhile the three deadliest words in the world continue to be “It’s a girl.”
The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood bomber clearly understood what he was doing. Thankfully he wasn’t a very competent felon.
Despite mounting evidence of a link to cancer, the FDA still won’t ban BPA in food.
Television will make history this week when ABC premiers its new series Scandal. But in some ways it’s a dubious accomplishment.
Ms. Magazine offers this profile of how black women have historically turned grief into action as context for the tragic murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Ohio Attorney General gives early approval of a gay marriage ban repeal initiative.
In case you were wondering, here’s why we need the Student Non-Discrimination Act.
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