Posts Tagged ‘ abortion ’

AZ: SCOTUS blocks abortion drug law enforcement

December 15, 2014
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Raw Story Raw Story    

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a state law that restricts access to abortion-inducing drugs by prohibiting off-label uses of RU-486, the so-called 'abortion pill.' The high court’s refusal to hear the state’s appeal means that an April ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the law from going into effect while litigation continued will remain intact. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, said the decision 'effectively nullifies part of the statute.'" (12/15/14)

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IN: Abortion clinic law ruled unconstitutional

December 4, 2014
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"A federal judge has ruled against an Indiana law that changed the state's classification of abortion clinics to include sites that only perform drug-induced abortions. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson released a ruling Wednesday saying the 2013 law violated equal protection rights by treating a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette differently than physician offices that provide the same medications." (12/04/14)

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MS: Appeals court order keeps state’s only abortion clinic open

November 21, 2014
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Raw Story Raw Story    

"Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it. The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the state’s sole abortion clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, a standard the clinic could not meet. A three-member panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in July upheld a lower court ruling blocking the law as a legal challenge continues. On Thursday, the appeals court denied Mississippi’s request for a reconsideration of the injunction by the full court." (11/20/14)

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Why I am pro-choice

November 20, 2014
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Brendan O'Neill spiked
by Brendan O'Neill  

"The first rule of the politics of fear is that if you want to make something sound scarier than it actually is, you add the word 'culture' at the end of it. ... And so it is with abortion. How can you make what is a pretty mundane medical procedure that British women have been legally accessing for nearly 50 years sound like something terrifying? By adding the magic c-word. That is what we've been invited here tonight to talk about: 'abortion culture.' I've been asked to oppose the motion 'This House Believes Britain's Abortion Culture Hurts Us All.' The reason I'm happy to oppose this motion is because it is built on a fallacy. There is no 'abortion culture.'" (11/20/14)

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OK: State Supreme Court puts abortion restriction on hold

November 4, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold a state law restricting abortions while the issue is argued in a lower court. The unanimous action by the high court means that women in Oklahoma can continue to use the prescription drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, which induce abortion in the early weeks of pregnancy. Oklahoma had sought to prohibit such abortions in a law known as House Bill 2684." (11/04/14)

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Too poor for an abortion?

November 3, 2014
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Christopher Cantwell ChristopherCantwell.com
by Christopher Cantwell  

"Too poor for an abortion? No. You are too irresponsible a creature to breath the same air as me. That I would toil, and sweat, and work, to pay taxes that fund this kind of thing makes me sicker than the funding of wars. The left demands that we give up that which is ours, to pay for their food, housing, birth control, and doctor visits, and even when we do, they still have to murder their babies, and still demand that we pay for it. Fuck that." (11/02/14)

http://www.christophercantwell.com/2014/11/02/poor-abortion/  

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OK: Judge lets abortion drug ban take effect

October 23, 2014
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Raw Story Raw Story    

"An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk. Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart turned down a request by abortion rights groups to halt the measure from taking effect. Stuart also allowed a provision that would limit liability claims against physicians due to the law. According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Reproductive Services in Tulsa and the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Services this month, the measure would lead to increased use of surgically induced abortions for cases where drugs can be used." (10/22/14)

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TX: Federal court says state can enforce abortion clinic regulations

October 3, 2014
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ABC News    

"A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state. ... Allowing to go forward the rules on hospital-level upgrades -- including mandatory operating rooms and air filtration systems -- would shutter more than a dozen clinics across Texas. ... some clinics have already closed after another part of the 2013 law required doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. That portion of the law has already been upheld by the 5th U.S. Circuit, where the state is now seeking a second outright reversal." (10/02/14)

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Spain: Rajoy scraps tighter abortion law

September 24, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has dropped plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk. The proposals had drawn widespread opposition and prompted dissent in Mr Rajoy's Popular Party, despite being part of its election programme in 2011. The government will instead seek to stop 16 and 17-year-olds having an abortion without parental consent. Abortion is legal in Spain in the first 14 weeks of a woman's pregnancy." (09/23/14)

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MO: Legislature overrides veto, enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

September 11, 2014
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest. The new requirement will take effect 30 days after Wednesday's vote by the Republican-led Legislature, overruling the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. He had denounced the measure as 'extreme and disrespectful' toward women. The abortion bill was one of the most prominent Republican victories in a record-setting September session, during which Missouri lawmakers also overrode 47 line-item budget vetoes and nine other bills, including one creating a training program for teachers to carry guns in schools." (09/11/14)

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Pain before death

August 5, 2014
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Cagle Post
by Steve Breen  

Cartoon. (08/04/14)

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AL: Federal judge rules abortion clinic rules unconstitutional

August 4, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Dealing the second blow to anti-abortion activists in less than a week, a federal judge has ruled that an Alabama law that would have shut three of the state’s five abortion clinics is unconstitutional. The law, a version of which has been passed in multiple states across the country in recent years, requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. A similar Mississippi law was blocked last week by a federal appeals court in one of the most conservative districts in the country." (08/04/14)

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MS: State’s lone abortion clinic survives court appeal

July 29, 2014
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Business Week    

"Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic will remain open after an appeals court criticized as probably illegal a state law requiring doctors who perform the procedure obtain hospital admitting privileges. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans said enforcement of the law will continue to be suspended while litigation by the clinic proceeds. In a 2-to-1 decision, the court upheld a lower court judge who rejected Mississippi’s argument that women may still obtain abortions in neighboring states." (07/29/14)

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MA: House debates bill for suppression of abortion clinic protests

July 23, 2014
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"The Massachusetts House has begun debating a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics. The bill would let police disperse groups substantially impeding access to abortion clinics. ... The Senate approved by the bill last week. The bill is a response to a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down a 2007 Massachusetts law that established protest-free 35-foot 'buffer zones' around abortion clinic entrances." (07/23/14)

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An abortion act that’s fast-tracked to nowhere

July 23, 2014
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Wendy Mcelroy The Hill
by Wendy McElroy  

"Senate Democrats wish to eliminate almost every legislative gain made on the state level by pro-life activists in recent years. But the bill they propose as a solution is an attempt to federalize abortion and an unconstitutional attack on states' rights. It is also doomed to fail except, of course, in the goal of rousing the Democratic voting blocks of liberals and women." (07/21/14)

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The prospects for a pro-life libertarianism

July 16, 2014
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kevinvallier Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Kevin Vallier  

"Imagine for the purposes of this post that personhood begins at conception, as many pro-lifers believe. Imagine further that you’re a standard self-ownership libertarian, who believes that all people, fetuses and their mothers, have an absolute right of control over their bodies. What should abortion law be?" (07/15/14)

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Let’s victimize the victim

July 10, 2014
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Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"What if there was a law that made it illegal to remove a bullet from the body of a gunshot victim, or a knife from the body of a stabbing victim, or flushing poison from the body of a poisoning victim, because such would amount to unlawful tampering with evidence? ... A law, proposed by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) makes it illegal and criminal for the innocent victim of incest or a rapist to get an abortion on the grounds that doing so would constitute 'tampering with evidence' in the suspect’s trial." (07/10/14)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2014/07/lets-victimize-victim.html  

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Human sacrifice

July 6, 2014
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The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton  

"Planned Parenthood, one of the most prominent of Tranzi institutions in America today, constantly tells us that they are all about 'family planning' and that abortion should be 'legal and rare.' So why did Planned Parenthood hand out a 'Most Abortions' award to a Colorado clinic? Should they not be giving awards for the fewest abortions? For the most children loved and placed in loving homes if the parents cannot keep the child?" (07/06/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5029  

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SCOTUS nixes abortion “buffer zones”

June 27, 2014
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US News & World Report    

"The Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created 'buffer zones' outside of abortion clinics in an opinion handed down Thursday. Chief Justice John Roberts focused his opinion on the fact that a 2007 amendment to the 2000 Massachusetts law changed its provisions from a six-foot 'no approach zone' to a 35-foot, fixed buffer zone, thus extending the law to public sidewalks and walkways. 'Consistent with the traditionally open character of public streets and sidewalks, we have held that the gov­ernment's ability to restrict speech in such locations is 'very limited,'' Roberts wrote." (06/26/14)

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SCOTUS allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on false campaign statements

June 16, 2014
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Fox News    

"The Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false. The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as a violation of free-speech rights. Both liberal and conservative groups have criticized the law, saying it has a chilling effect on political speech." (06/16/14)

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LA: Jindal signs abortion bill

June 12, 2014
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New Orleans Times-Picayune    

"Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation Thursday that is all but guaranteed to close the only abortion clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. ... [Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe]'s legislation is modeled off of a Texas law placing further restrictions on abortion doctors by requiring them to obtain hospital admittance privileges from a facility within a 30 miles radius." (06/12/14)

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Anti-gun activists adopt anti-abortion tactics

June 10, 2014
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A. Barton Hinkle Reason
by A. Barton Hinkle  

"Foes of abortion and foes of guns have a similar problem: The Supreme Court, which says government cannot ban either one outright. What to do? Increasingly, the two advocacy movements are resorting to a similar solution: targeted regulation. Abortion opponents started the trend and have it almost down to a science. Instead of trying to restrict abortion itself, they seek to impose rules that either raise barriers to individuals, such as waiting periods and mandatory ultrasounds, or crack down on clinics." (06/09/14)

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Abortion’s underground railroad

June 5, 2014
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In These Times
by Eesha Pandit  

"The patient arrived in Houston at midnight after a seven-hour Greyhound trip from a small Texas town. With no money for a hotel, she spent the night in the bus station and took a cab to the clinic for her early morning appointment. Susanna S., a member of the Houston- based Clinic Action Support Network (CASN), met her as she left the building. The patient was distressed, Susanna recalls; she’d been unaware that she’d have to return two days later for her procedure, due to a mandatory waiting period. She wasn’t prepared for (and couldn’t pay for) the extra nights, nor the three bus tickets needed to get home and then back to the clinic. The medical procedure was, of course, an abortion. No other healthcare procedure is so heavily regulated and politicized. And a new Texas law -- House Bill 2 (HB2) -- has added a host of mandatory, medically unnecessary steps to the process of obtaining an abortion." (06/04/14)

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Chile: Teen girl’s arrest reignites abortion rights debate

June 3, 2014
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Raw Story    

"Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is fighting fierce conservative opposition to allow abortion for women and girls who are raped, carrying non-viable fetuses or facing life-threatening pregnancy complications. Last month, a 17-year-old girl turned up at a Santiago public hospital near death from bleeding. A doctor at the hospital called police to report her: she had had a back-alley abortion, which is illegal in Chile. Police searched the girl’s home and reported finding blood-stained underwear. Prosecutors say that she is facing 3.5 to five years in prison. In recent years, cases like hers, or that of Belen, an 11-year-old raped by her stepfather, have rocked Chile’s traditional and overwhelmingly Roman Catholic society." (06/02/14)

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Potential life lost: America’s demographic poverty

May 21, 2014
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Acton Institute Acton Institute
by Elise Hilton  

"A new study focusing on the demographic effects of abortion in the United States brings to light what one scientist calls truly astounding findings. Without downplaying the sanctity of life issue, this study should alarm anyone concerned about our nation’s cultural and economic dynamism." (05/21/14)

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