Tag: Abortion

Want to be sure you’re voting for pro-Choice candidates? There’s a website for that!

Want to be sure you’re voting for pro-Choice candidates? There’s a website for that!

The following guest post was written by Friend of the Blog (and the blogger) Linsey Pecikonis. Linsey is the Communications Lead at #VOTEPROCHOICE. Enjoy. In a few days, the 2016 election will come to an end. While a majority of us are still transfixed by a presidential election like no other, the key races across the country are decided much […]

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Possibly the worst thing ever said in a presidential debate

Possibly the worst thing ever said in a presidential debate

Immediately followed by one of the best It’s been a week since the last debate, but the horror of Donald Trump’s answer on reproductive rights is still sinking in. As Republicans have trained themselves to do, Fox News’ Chris Wallace focused the question of abortion on something that doesn’t exist — partial-birth abortion. “I think it’s terrible if you go […]

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Eaton County women highlight GOP Rep. Tom Barrett’s efforts to prevent reproductive justice in our state

Eaton County women highlight GOP Rep. Tom Barrett’s efforts to prevent reproductive justice in our state

Yesterday, women from Eaton County held a press conference to highlight efforts by Republican Rep. Tom Barrett (MI-71) to deny women reproductive justice in their lives. In conjunction with the press conference, they released an issue guide (HERE) that details bills sponsored and supported by Barrett and two of his colleagues, John Bizon and Holly Hughes, that serve to impede […]

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ACTION: Tell Gov. Snyder to veto irresponsible ‘abortion coercion’ bills

ACTION: Tell Gov. Snyder to veto irresponsible ‘abortion coercion’ bills

House Bills 4787 and 4830 are poor public policy that do nothing to protect women from the real problem of reproductive coercion. Let’s just say right from the start here that coercing a woman into having an abortion is a terrible thing no one should ever be able to do. That’s why there are laws already on the books in […]

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New report shows continued growth of Catholic health systems that refuse to provide essential care

New report shows continued growth of Catholic health systems that refuse to provide essential care

One in six hospital beds are governed by rules set by Catholic bishops, not doctors, putting lives and health at risk. If Catholic health systems continue expanding their reach at the current rate, an alarming number of Americans won’t have access to the full spectrum of healthcare services considered standard of care at non-Catholic hospitals. In some cases, that lack […]

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“Fetal tissue” bills in the Michigan Legislature could hinder medical research and care

“Fetal tissue” bills in the Michigan Legislature could hinder medical research and care

By pushing legislation they may not fully understand, lawmakers would be harming more than abortion providers. There’s a reason legislators should leave the medical decision-making to doctors and patients: medical care isn’t their area of expertise. And in their haste to appease anti-choice voters, Michigan legislators are pushing poorly written legislation that could have serious unintended consequences — including hampering […]

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Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

A crusade that will waste time and taxpayer money will do nothing but appease those who oppose legal abortion. You’ve heard all the lies about Planned Parenthood — you know, the ones peddled in those deceptively edited videos that claimed Planned Parenthood sells baby parts? Despite the fact that these allegations have been proven false in state after state, and […]

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Michigan legislators use women’s health as a bargaining chip ahead of primary deadline

Michigan legislators use women’s health as a bargaining chip ahead of primary deadline

House vote on ‘abortion coercion’ bills held to appease Right to Life. Supporters of choice have been wondering when the other shoe was going to drop on the deceptive anti-choice “abortion coercion” bills that passed out of the House Judiciary Committee in September 2015. That shoe hit the House floor on March 24, with a vote almost entirely along party […]

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Extremists indicted for Planned Parenthood attack videos as Michigan Republicans hold hearing on bill to stop nonexistent funding

Extremists indicted for Planned Parenthood attack videos as Michigan Republicans hold hearing on bill to stop nonexistent funding

Earlier this week, the anti-abortion extremists behind altered videos attempting to smear Planned Parenthood found the tables turned when the grand jury investigating the health services provider indicted them on a charge of tampering with a governmental record, a felony, and on a misdemeanor charge related to purchasing human organs. The two men had selectively edited a secretly-taped video to […]

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An inside look at restrictions on Michigan abortion care providers

An inside look at restrictions on Michigan abortion care providers

Laws and regulations imposed on clinics have nothing to do with patient care — and everything to do with limiting abortion access. In part one of this two-part series, I wrote about TRAP laws in Texas and across the country. The question of whether these sneaky, dangerous laws are Constitutional is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, because they restrict […]

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U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Texas abortion restrictions could strengthen Roe v. Wade

U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Texas abortion restrictions could strengthen Roe v. Wade

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt has the potential to ensure a woman’s right to choose — or give abortion opponents more power than ever. It’s not news that abortion rights are under attack in America. Although seven in 10 Americans support a woman’s right to choose, anti-abortion legislators, lobbyists and extremists will stop at nothing — not a shooting spree, […]

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