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Two new laws in North Carolina are set to give crisis pregnancy centers more funding and influence, which has opened them up to more scrutiny.
I was sure all the men in suits in the lobby knew what I was doing. I hadn't expected it to be in an office building, or to have to choose from a list of what felt like a million names to find it. One of those men in suits followed me into the elevator.
Last Christmas Eve, a 32 year old Idaho woman took RU-486 in an attempt to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
Shawn Russell had a DK Diary last week about this that got very little attention at the time: Mississippi Wants to Ban Abortion Even in the Case of Rape and Incest But, time is running out to fight this, and I'm confident The Great Orange can help reverse the cone of silence around Amendment 26. Mississippi has an unemployment rate of 10.3% (9th worse in the nation), consistently ranks in the lowest in education , 17.6% of Mississippians have no health insurance, and 21.8% of its citizens live below the poverty level.
3 September 2011 Last updated at 05:51 ET The proposal applies to abortion advice in England and not the rest of the UK The government has written to all MPs to tell them health ministers will vote against a proposal to change the advice given to women seeking an abortion. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has suggested abortion advice in England should not be given by organisations that carry out terminations. The government says it is committed to making sure counselling is independent. Some Tory MPs say they are angry at what they see as an attempt to put them under pressure during a Commons debate.
The last thing on Jennie Linn McCormack’s mind when she realized she was pregnant was that she might, with a single telephone call, upend the vitriolic national debate on abortion. All she thought about was how it would be impossible for her to take care of another baby. Surviving, barely, on the $250 of monthly child support for one of her three kids, the unemployed, unmarried 32-year-old also knew she didn’t have the more than $500 she’d need for the two-and-a-half-hour trip from her bare-bones rental in Pocatello, Idaho, to Salt Lake City, the closest city with a clinic willing to terminate a pregnancy.
A fund set up to defend antiabortion bills in South Dakota against legal challenges is being increasingly bankrolled by out-of-state donors. This year, over half the money donated to the fund came from an Ohio business owner who says "my businesses belong to Jesus."
Voters in Mississippi will be given a chance to decide whether life begins at conception.
Citing the "unclear" wording in Nevada's pro-personhood ballot initiative, a Nevada judge has thrown the stupid thing out.
There was reason for concern: the last doctor to provide abortions here was shot to death because of his work. But rather than lower her profile, Dr. Means raised it by buying a car that nobody could miss: a bright-yellow Mini Cooper, emblazoned, appropriately enough, with lightning bolts. “It’s partly an in-your-face response,” she explained.
Abortion-rights movements advocate for legal access to abortion . The issue of abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalise or to restrict access to legal abortion.
Underground abortions have returned to the United States, just as pro-choice activists have warned for years. And women have started going to jail for the crime of ending their own pregnancies, or trying to.
And here we go again with politicians getting all up into our ovaries.