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Republicans across the country have gone on a mission to hyper-regulate abortion providers as a means of running them out of business. In Missouri, Republicans are taking a different approach and passing legislation that forbids legislatures from regulating Crisis Pregnancy Centers–religiously affiliated “clinics” that are designed to dissuade women from having abortions by any means necessary.
Realizing that they kept losing on the science part of the reproductive health care arguments, the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List opens their own research center to give them the “evidence” they’re looking for to support anti-abortion efforts.
A Louisiana Senate committee approved two anti-choice bills this week. One is a fetal pain bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and other would mandate women hear a fetal heartbeat before having an abortion.
With Republicans crafting their response strategy to a looming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of health care reform, women are letting the GOP we will not be denied health care.
Almost half of U.S. counties lack a single OBGYN, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Don’t believe the hype: women didn’t lose almost all the jobs under President Obama.
Trafficking into the sex industry remains a huge problem, as this video demonstrates.
This should go without saying, but trans rights are a feminist issue.
Advertisers still seem to think that using the “dumb broad” schtick works.
Happy 8th birthday, marriage equality!
Photo from Horia Varlan via flickr.