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Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • The War On Contraception = A war on women (XX Factor)
  • Obama Sacks Bush-Era Contraception Rules (Huff Po)
  • New study shows access to over-the-counter birth control improves usage (Feministing)
  • Jacksonville, FL mayoral candidate defends his joke about bombing abortion clinics because his audience was catholic and “100% pro-life”. Apparently “pro-lifers” find death funny…who knew?! (Jacksonville.com)
  • Check out Salon’s powerful article on why men need to speak up about abortion (Salon)
  • Read up on the side effects of the GOP’s war on family planning (Wa Po)
  • Infamous, anti-choice, race-baiting billboards make their unwelcome debut in Manhattan. Their message? “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” Jiminy Christmas. There really are no words… (NBC NY)
  • Ga. Law Could Give Women the Death Penalty for having a miscarriage (Mother Jones)
  • Despite the fact that a 2006 congressional investigation found that “20 of 23 federally funded “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” contacted by staff investigators requesting information about an unintended pregnancy were told false or misleading information about the potential risks of an abortion”, South Dakota has introduced a bill that would mandate women receive “pre-abortion counseling” at these very businesses. (TPM)

ACT NOW – More Attacks on Planned Parenthood in Arizona

WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION on BOTH ITEMS below:
TAKE ACTION on SB1390
TAKE ACTION on HB2384

You wouldn’t believe what we’re seeing in the Arizona Legislature. Anti-choice legislators have launched one of the most shocking attacks on women’s health we’ve ever seen. Last Wednesday easily could have been dubbed “Anti-Woman Day” at the Arizona Legislature. Several anti-choice bills were voted on in two committees that day, including two resolution bills, HCR2034 and SCR1017, which have the singular purpose of singing the praises of deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers, as well as three of the other anti-woman bills we alerted you to last week, SB1246 (the bill that redefines taking a pill as a surgical abortion), HB2443 (Abortion; Sex and Race Selection; Prohibition) and SB1265 (Tax Credit Ban on Planned Parenthood). Despite all of your emails last week, all of these bills passed out of their committees.

Take a moment and view the hearings on these bills; you will be shocked! Our legislators hear the truth about how these bills will hurt women AND VOTE FOR THEM ANYWAY! They need to hear from you!  Continue reading

Anti-Choice Onslaught at the AZ Capitol this Week: Stand Up for Women NOW!

This Wednesday could easily be dubbed “Anti-Woman Day” at the Arizona Legislature. Several anti-choice bills will be voted on in two committees that day, and if the votes go anything like last Wednesday’s House Health Committee vote, women don’t stand a chance. We need YOUR help this week. Please TAKE ACTION on BOTH items to stand up for women in Arizona.

First, THANK YOU for taking action last week by emailing the House Health Committee about the two bills that were up for vote. HB2443 (Gender and Race Selection) did not receive a hearing that day, but stay tuned for movement on that bill again soon.

Unfortunately, with HB2416, ideology once again trumped science at the Legislature! In testimony, Planned Parenthood Medical Director, Dr. Taylor, took questions from the panel of legislators. One legislator, Peggy Judd, could not understand why handing a woman a pill was different from a surgical procedure, ignoring the medical common sense evidence that Dr. Taylor presented during the hearing to decide whether abortion-by-pill should be subject to the same clinic regulations as a surgical abortion. The committee ultimately decided….it should be.

The hearing was fraught with misinformation,  and debate was shut down before pro-choice legislators even had a chance to ask their questions.  Continue reading

Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Scientists Debunk Belief That The Pill Causes Weight Gain (Jezebel)
  • Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) is amazed Black folks like Obama have the audacity to believe it’s a woman’s right to choose whether or not she wants to give birth (Talking Points Memo)
  • Fighting for the right to deceive: One of the largest networks of Christian pregnancy centers, opposes a proposed bill in Washington State that would require “crisis pregnancy centers” to tell potential clients that they do not perform abortions, refer for abortions, give out comprehensive birth control, or provide medical care for pregnant women. (Seattle PI)
  • Sweet! Medicaid expands access to birth control (Politico)
  • A new study in The New England Journal Of Medicine suggests that abortion is less likely to cause psychiatric issues than having a baby and keeping it (AP)
  • More proof that a pharmacists right to not dispense medication they take moral issue with takes priority over a woman’s right not to bleed to death (RH Reality Check)
  • Oh Puleeeeeeze! Republican Senator from our great state of Arizona, Linda Gray, has determined that abortion rights are more at fault for the tragic shooting in Tucson earlier this month than our gun-control laws. (Huff Po)

Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • New bill would set strict disclosure requirements for crisis pregnancy centers in NY (WSJ)
  • Rachel Maddow Narrating Special on George Tiller, Murdered Abortion Doctor (Huff Po)
  • Help Planned Parenthood raise one million voices that can say that affordable, accessible birth control matters, and must be part of health care reform by signing this petition (PP Action)
  • Americans Overwhelmingly Support Eliminating Co-Pays for Contraception (RH Reality Check)
  • 10 Myth-Busting Facts About Medical Abortions (Ms. Magazine Blog)
  • What If Birth Control Were Free? More Women Would Use It (Jezebel)
  • Doctors let woman die rather than harm her fetus (Women’s Rights)

12th and Delaware and The Crisis of “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

The documentary film 12th and Delaware covers the story of two clinics adjacent to one another in Fort Pierce, Florida. On one corner, sits an abortion clinic. On the other, what’s commonly called a “crisis pregnancy center” (abbreviated as CPC).

It is not happenstance alone that caused these clinics to share an intersection.

The abortion clinic was in business first. When the building across the street went up for sale, it was purchased by the organizers of CPC in order to divert the abortion clinic patients to their clinic to dissuade them from terminating their pregnancies.

If you’re not familiar with the services offered by a Crisis Pregnancy Center, I’ll give you some background. Continue reading