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1 year ago
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bebinn

Arizona bans funding to Planned Parenthood in abortion fight - Reuters

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/05/us-usa-abortion-arizona-idUSBRE84402Y20120505

Yes, this just happened.  Jan Brewer signed on the ban of funding to Planned Parenthood in Arizona.  This is a really rough day today.

… Wow. Just. Wow. Jan Brewer, fuck you.

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2 years ago
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stfuconservatives

Georgia senate panel approves ‘fetal pain’ anti-abortion bill

stfuconservatives:

abaldwin360:

A Georgia state senate committee has voted in favor of a so-called “fetal pain” bill, a measure that would narrow the legal window during which women can legally obtain an abortion by six weeks.According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, House Bill 954 would “tighten medical exemptions for terminating pregnancies and require any abortion performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy be done in a way to bring the fetus out alive.”

The measure alleges that at 20 weeks a fetus is capable of feeling pain and therefore it must be protected by the state. Democrats, women’s groups and medical professionals have lobbied hard to defeat the measure. Democratic legislators requested that the committee recount the votes by hand, a motion that committee chair Renee Unterman (R-Buford) overruled.

Any attempts to determine fetal gestational age will require a transvaginal ultrasound, the invasive procedure that featured prominently in a controversial Virginia anti-abortion law. Also, under the new law, physicians performing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy can be charged with a felony and face up to a decade in prison.

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This, just, this day, oh my god. Today is a travesty for women. I just don’t even know what to say anymore. The GOP is chipping away at our legally protected right to have an abortion. Bit by bit, they’re making it so a bunch of mostly old white men control when, where and how I have children. And then once the fucking kid is born, they’re rallying to take away my means to feed, clothe and house it. And keep it healthy. The GOP doesn’t give a shit about “preborn babies” once they’re born babies. And they really, really don’t give a shit about me or anyone else capable of carrying a pregnancy to term.

-Jess

This isn’t even remotely scientifically accurate, to boot. Fetuses cannot feel pain until 35 weeks. Not that anti-choicers have ever particularly given a shit about scientific accuracy, mind you, but this is clearly not about fetal “pain” if the threshold is 15 weeks before the fetus can actually feel pain.

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2 years ago
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Male-assigned at birth anti-choicers should seriously just watch Alien, then tell me whether pregnancy is no big deal or not.

(Edited for ciscentricism, sorry.)

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2 years ago
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prolongedeyecontact

prolongedeyecontact:

IDAHO ANTI-ABORTION BILL COULD SEND WOMEN SEEKING ABORTIONS TO CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS | Like lawmakers across the U.S., Idaho legislators are considering a bill requiring women to receive an ultrasound before having an abortion, which could add up to $200 to the cost of the procedure for women. But one requirement in the legislation is for the state to post a list of clinics that provide free ultrasounds. It’s expected that most of the organizations listed will be crisis pregnancy centers, known for deceptive tactics to try to stop women from having abortions. But the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Chuck Winder (R), has no issue with codifying the deceitful tactics because the point of the ultrasound bill is “to convince a woman not to go through with abortions.”

*pregnant people, not just cis women.

RAGE. Oh god. Fucking rage.

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2 years ago
abortion arizona politics
Do you happen to have info on who spearheaded the bill/who voted against in (the one in AZ)? It will help me vote those idiots out :)

It’s got lots of sponsors, all listed here. That’s also for a more recent version of the bill.

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2 years ago
abortion arizona politics
Pretty disgusting how the folks running AZ want to cover up that bill, eh? Thank you for sharing that link in your last ask. I was seriously spending hours looking for something that wasn't old as fuck or from a ~*PR0 LiFE*~ website.

Yeah, it did take some digging. This is definitely a cover-up attempt. I don’t even see pro-life “news” sites reporting on it. Web of Trust doesn’t trust that site, but it doesn’t seem like it’ll hurt your computer or anything.

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2 years ago
abortion arizona politics
Hi, can I have links on more information on the bill in Arizona that will allow doctors to keep information from the patients?

Here we are. After some digging (and attention Arizona Congress: it’s disgusting that it took so much effort to find this and on a site that doesn’t look completely legitimate), I found the full text. It’s quite short.

A.  A PERSON IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN ANY CIVIL ACTION FOR WRONGFUL BIRTH BASED ON A CLAIM THAT, BUT FOR AN ACT OR OMISSION OF THE DEFENDANT, A CHILD OR CHILDREN WOULD NOT OR SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BORN.

B.  A PERSON IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN ANY CIVIL ACTION FOR WRONGFUL LIFE BASED ON A CLAIM THAT, BUT FOR THE NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION OF THE DEFENDANT, THE PERSON BRINGING THE ACTION WOULD NOT OR SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BORN.

C.  A PERSON IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN ANY CIVIL ACTION FOR DAILY LIVING, MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL OR OTHER EXPENSES NECESSARY TO RAISE A CHILD TO THE AGE OF MAJORITY, ON A WRONGFUL PREGNANCY OR WRONGFUL CONCEPTION CLAIM THAT, BUT FOR AN ACT OR OMISSION OF THE DEFENDANT, THE CHILD WOULD NOT OR SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CONCEIVED.

D.  THIS SECTION APPLIES TO ANY CLAIM REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CHILD IS BORN HEALTHY OR WITH A BIRTH DEFECT OR OTHER ADVERSE MEDICAL CONDITION.�

E.  THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY CIVIL ACTION FOR DAMAGES FOR AN INTENTIONAL OR GROSSLY NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION, INCLUDING AN ACT OR OMISSION THAT VIOLATES A CRIMINAL LAW.

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2 years ago
Arizona politics
glitter-femin1sts
Arizona Senate Passes Bill Allowing Doctors To Not Inform Women Of Prenatal Issues To Prevent Abortions

glitter-femin1sts:

thevivaciousvalkyrie:

Also known as the “Potential Lawful Murder Bill”. This bill entitles doctors to literally abuse their power in one of the worst ways imaginable. How the FUCK is this allowed to be happening in America in 2012? 

I may or may not hate this state right now.

Why do I live here?

-Alex

Oh, RAGE.

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2 years ago
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION HAS BEEN ILLEGAL SINCE 2003 abortion law politics come on now
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION HAS BEEN ILLEGAL SINCE 2003

PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION HAS BEEN ILLEGAL SINCE 2003

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2 years ago
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prolongedeyecontact
Women’s PAC formed following abortion legislation

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

A group of women has formed a new political action committee to recruit and support candidates to defeat elected officials who back the ultrasound and so-called personhood bills.

Women’s Strike Force, which boasts several former elected officials, formed after Virginia spent last week in national headlines for its attempt to require women to undergo mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasounds before an abortion.

“As a former member of the General Assembly and Virginia’s first woman in Congress, I fought for women’s rights in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s,” Leslie Byrne said in a statement. “We must move the commonwealth and the nation forward, not backslide to denying women rights.”

This is amazing and I’m pleased to see people reacting in this way.

[NB: It’s more than just cis women’s rights that are backsliding. Also, I keep saying this, but this is not simply the burden of ladies. I appreciate and am pleased that (cis) women are leading the charge but this should really be everyone’s concern.]

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