Your Morning Need to Know 2/11/16

Bye, Carly! Let’s get you caught up.   Habitual liar Carly Fiorina dropped out of the presidential race after a poor showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. In a just world, she would have been forced to wait 72 hours and watch videos of her speeches before aborting her campaign. Speaking of liars, Marco Rubio…

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Your Morning Need to Know 2/9/16

Welcome to the first morning edition of the Need to Know! For the next few weeks, up through Super Tuesday, we’ll be shifting our coverage of all things reproductive rights to mornings in order to bring you expanded coverage of debates and election results. Let’s get you caught up! Abortion played a big role in…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 2/2/16

Add another to the list of states that think women aren’t smart enough to make decisions about their own bodies. Let’s get you caught up.   Kentucky Governor Matt Brevin signed a new anti-choice bill into law that requires women to listen to a lecture on the evils of abortion at least 24 hours before…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/27/16

Wait. You’re telling me they’re STILL investigating Planned Parenthood? Seriously? Let’s get you caught up. Anti-choice politicians are determined to find Planned Parenthood guilty of something. Anything! Lawyers for the state of Texas filed their briefs with the Supreme Court today and they’re as awful as you’d expect. Speaking of Texas, people are REALLY mad…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/25/16

It’s been quite a Monday. A delightful, schadenfreude-filled Monday. Let’s get you caught up.   Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered a grand jury convened to investigate potential criminal activity at Planned Parenthood as a result of the sting videos. That grand jury handed down two indictments today…AGAINST THE FILMMAKERS. The Supreme Court refused to review…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/21/16

Just when you thought Carly Fiorina couldn’t possibly get worse… Let’s get you caught up.   Not The Onion: Carly Fiorina kidnaps a group of kids on a tour at a botanical garden and uses them as props during an anti-choice speech. Marco Rubio wants to be the biggest, most anti anti-choicer ever on the…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/20/16

Guess who dominates the media coverage of reproductive rights? Let’s get you caught up.   This explains a lot. Men dominate the media coverage of reproductive rights. An epidemic of the Zika virus could change the way Latin America view abortions. Changes to Tennessee’s abortion laws have been put on hold until the Supreme Court…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/19/16

The Supreme Court kicked off Roe week with some good news. Let’s get you caught up. The Supreme Court rejected a bid by Arkansas to revive their 12-week abortion ban that had been struck down by a lower court. Missouri legislators move forward with a planned two-parent notification law for teens seeking abortions. “Informed Consent”…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/13/15

Oh, Speaker Pelosi. That’s not very helpful. Let’s get you caught up. During an interview with The Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she “doesn’t believe in abortion on demand.” Oy. NARAL released a statement criticizing the Speaker for her remarks. Since Roe v. Wade, over 1000 abortion restrictions have been enacted. More than 25% of…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 1/11/16

Anti-choice politicians in North Carolina have found a way to top their infamous Motorcycle Abortion (Vaginas of Anarchy!) bill. Let’s get you caught up.   A new law in North Carolina requires physicians to send copies of pre-abortion ultrasounds to state officials so that they can determine if the state’s 20-week abortion ban is being…

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