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I spent the day traveling to Rhode Island for Netroots Nation so what follows is an abbreviated version of Dispatches. We’ll be back up to full strength tomorrow including reports from all the happenings on the ground in Providence.
Anti-choice conservatives seems to be changing course a bit. Instead of going piece-meal after reproductive rights they’ve decided to go whole hog and put every conceivable anti-choice restriction into one big omnibus bill and ram it through. That’s exactly what’s happening in Michigan. And of course Michigan has taken a page from Kansas, so we can expect to see this tact in other states in the coming months and years. It would be one thing if Republicans were just writing ridiculous and cumbersome anti-choice bills, but it’s not just that. They’re denying fair debate and an honest exchange of ideas on these restrictions and THAT is a concern all Americans can get behind.
Not content introducing a host of new direct anti-abortion restrictions on the women of D.C., House Republicans decide to take the indirect route as well.
Really, PETA? How is this helping?
After continued reports of the forced sterilization of thousands of US women, a call to action to do something about it.
After seeing this, you’ll never look at pink ribbons the same.
Montana is pushing a fertilized egg as person ballot because what we need now is more personhood measures.
The anti-choice movement sees a tremendous victory in Wisconsin, but should they really be so cocky?
This might be my favorite reproductive health and justice story I’ve written. Planned Parenthood has teamed up with Los Angeles County school districts to provide reproductive health services in local schools and guess what? It’s working.
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