Your Need to Know 5/16/16

This eight-justice Supreme Court thing isn’t working very well. Or maybe it is. Let’s get you caught up. The Supreme Court has decided to kick the Obamacare contraception case back to the lower court after a 4-4 tie. Or, as Think Progress puts it, “Scalia’s death just saved thousands of women’s access to birth control.”…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 4/11/16

You mean 24/7 rhetoric about the evils of Planned Parenthood resulted in an increase of violence and threats against abortion clinics?? Get out! Sigh. Let’s get you caught up.   2015 saw 3 people killed, 4 arsons, and 67 acts of violence against abortion clinics. The majority of these acts occurred after the release of…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 3/28/16

You know how tons of media companies threatened to boycott filming in Georgia if their governor signed anti-LGBT legislation into law? Imagine if those companies did the same for anti-choice legislation. It’d be nice, wouldn’t it? Let’s get you caught up. Like Indiana for example! Last week, Indiana’s governor signed a slew of anti-choice legislation…

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Nancy Lee Grahn: My Story

I was 25 years old when I became pregnant. I was diligent about using birth control yet I became pregnant regardless. I was living with, and financially supporting myself and my boyfriend at the time. When I realized I was pregnant I was shocked, scared, and overwhelmed. But I was never uncertain about how I…

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Your Need to Know 2/26/16

Nice guy moderates don’t cut funding from women’s health care. Let’s get you caught up. John Kasich reminds everyone that their definition of “moderate” needs a little work after he signs a bill defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Conservative leaders in Brazil move to tighten abortion restrictions despite the threats posed to pregnant women from…

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Your Need to Know 2/19/16

The pope said something interesting that has nothing to do with Donald Trump. Let’s get you caught up.  While discussing the Zika virus with reporters, the Pope suggested Catholics could use artificial contraception to protect themselves. Before you get excited, he also called abortion the ultimate evil. One step forward… Pregnant women with the Zika…

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Your Need to Know 2/18/16

  There’s a whole lot of anti-choice legislation on the move. Let’s get you caught up.   Not content with its new informed consent law, Kentucky Republicans advance a forced ultrasound bill through the senate. A senate panel in Arizona has advanced three new abortion restrictions. A common second-trimester abortion procedure may be banned in…

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Your Need to Know 2/16/16

So…anything big happen last weekend? Anything completely seismic? Let’s find out.   Supreme Court Justice and thorn in the side of progress Antonin Scalia died in Texas this weekend. With the high court scheduled to hear the Texas abortion restrictions case in just a couple of weeks, everything is in a bit of chaos. Anti-choice…

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