Your Nightly Need to Know 7/31/12

The House fails to reach a 2/3 majority in order to pass a bill that would have banned all abortions in Washington D.C. after twenty weeks. (The Hill) Ahead of the House vote, Senator Mike Lee files an amendment to a cybersecurity bill that would ban abortions in D.C. after twenty weeks, with the only…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/30/12

A U.S. District judge ruled that Arizona’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks can go into effect. (CBS News) The Arizona law will force women to carry fetuses with fatal defects to full term. (AZ Central) Planned Parenthood and NARAL plan to score Tuesday’s House vote on banning abortion after 20 weeks in Washington, D.C….

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A is For: Abortion

Part of A is For’s mission is keeping you Alert and Aware of the legislation that is being proposed and passed to chip away at our reproductive rights. When you read about it, I’m sure some of you think,“This can’t be happening,” or “No way,” or “WTF?!” I don’t blame you. But I am not…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/27/12

VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s anti-abortion crusade. (Washington Post) Nebraska Planned Parenthood centers to offer adoption services. (Care2) Study turns conventional wisdom about teenage pregnancy and poverty upside down. (Chicago Reader) The House will vote on banning abortions after twenty weeks in D.C. on Tuesday. (Washington Examiner) How anti-choice are Mitt Romney’s potential VP picks?…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/26/12

Michigan lawmakers are one step closer to passing sweeping anti-choice legislation. (WILX) Why eliminating Planned Parenthood would be a major step back for America. (Huffington Post) The pregnant teenager in the middle of an abortion debate in the Dominican Republic has begun receiving chemotherapy. (CNN) Planned Parenthoods who lost state funding have been rescued by…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/25/12

Journal of Psychiatric Research considers retraction of article used to support South Dakota law that requires doctors to inform patients that having an abortions could lead to an increased risk of suicide. (RH Reality Check) HIV experts say women need more help fighting AIDS in order to prevent the transmission of the disease to their…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/24/2012

A federal appeals court upholds a South Dakota law that requires doctors to tell women who are seeking an abortion that they’re at a higher risk of suicide. (ABC News) A Catholic relief agency is under fire for sharing a grant with another organization that funds contraception. (Baltimore Sun) “This is My Body”: The video…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 7/23/12

“Personhood” initiative fails to qualify for the November ballot in Montana. (Bozeman Daily Chronicle) A contempt motion against a Kentucky teenager who tweeted the names of her sexual assailants has been dropped. (The Raw Story) Can Twitter help rape victims find justice? (Slate) Why aren’t “pro-lifers” concerned about gun control? (Washington Post) A pregnant teenager…

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A is For: Accountability

Since the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court declared, “Corporations are people,” (and by the way, extra special people who now have unfettered financial freedom to influence our political system), we have watched their money pour in unfairly, drowning out the voices of actual people, who in this economy, can barely afford a six-pack,…

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A is For: Awareness

“So when we see a backlash at the next thinly veiled legislative attempt at weakening women’s constitutionally-protected right and access to an abortion, those voices are speaking from experience. It isn’t about someone being right, it’s about respecting the validity of individual experience, and how understanding that person’s experience can awaken you from ignorance and…

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