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11 min ago | U.U. World

All are welcome, to a point

What is reproductive justice? Women need more than a right to choose. Unitarian Universalists are joining a broader movement seeking reproductive justice.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Wedding, Iowa, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

New York Magazine

My Year As an Abortion Doula

Welcome to Ovaries Week - the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising facets. My first patient ever stares at me blankly when I say the doctor will see her soon.


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San Francisco Feminism: Go Ahead, Abort Girls

Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

Daily Kos

#NoFundU - Boycott GoFundMe Until They Treat Abortion As Any Other Medical Procedure

News broke this week that Go Fund Me, the popular crowd-sourcing site, bans all funding projects for any pro-choice campaigns, but accepts pro-life campaigns. I hope you will join me in the following pledge.


CBC News

Abortion rights trump MPs' freedom to vote their conscience, Trudeau says

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has said that any Liberal MP, regardless of their personal beliefs, would have to vote against any proposed legislation that could limit a women's right to an abortion. Women's reproductive rights trump the freedom of Liberal members of parliament to vote their conscience on abortion, Justin Trudeau said, adding that it's time that his party "actually defended rights."


American Thinker

The Religion of Liberalism and the 'Killing of Innocents'

In his primetime speech about going after ISIL , a sibilant Barack Obama promised America that "[w]e will degrade, and ultimately destroy" the band of head-chopping thugs that, with each passing day, is growing larger and stronger. The problem for America is that the president conveyed the message with significantly less conviction than when he promised us that with ObamaCare we could keep our own doctors .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Abortion debate shows women key to Florida governor election

One bill on a hot social issue in politics today, handled quite differently by Gov. Rick Scott and predecessor-turned-challenger Charlie Crist, has surged to the forefront in their intense campaign for governor. Crist, a Democrat, launched a new television ad last week featuring a bill Scott signed into law in 2011, one requiring doctors to show women an ultrasound or have it described to them before they can undergo an abortion unless they sign a form declining to see it.


Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, University of South Florida

Amanda Marcotte Blasts Women 'Working Tirelessly to Screw Over Other Women'

Far-left Amanda Marcotte launched her own war on women in a Thursday article for the Alternet website. Specifically, she targeted nine conservative women who, in her view, " have made a career out of opposing women's struggle for social, political and economic equality ."


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Abortion-Ban Proponents Running in Jefferson County

I wrote last week about how senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's support for Colorado's personhood abortion ban was part of his formula for winning the 2010 Republican caucus process, which was a big step to his being elected to Congress. If you look at the State Senate races in Jefferson County today, you see that the influence of key personhood backers persists, meaning that Cory Gardner would have likely faced the same pressure to embrace personhood positions today as he did then.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marilyn Musgrave, Representative Doug Lamborn, Colorado, Colorado Government

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

New Missouri Abortion Regs Are Insulting to Women

Earlier this week, Missouri passed a new law mandating a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Advocates for the law argue that this will give women sufficient time to make the decision with a clear head, but this logic is insulting.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Arkansas Times

Anti-abortion groups endorse Asa Hutchinson

It's hardly a surprise that the national and Arkansas "Right to Life" groups have endorsed Asa Hutchinson . He not only opposes abortion , he supports the unconstitutional 12- and 20-week abortion bans by the Arkansas legislature.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mike Ross, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

Democrats decry jailing of mother over abortion drug

The case of a woman from rural Pennsylvania who was sentenced to jail time last week for furnishing so-called abortion pills to her pregnant daughter is receiving growing national attention. Her cause also is being picked up by Democrats who say the unusual criminal case is the result of Republicans' continued hostility toward women and their reproductive rights.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Montour County, PA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Austin Banner Drop for Texas Abortion Access

On Thursday activists in Austin, Texas performed a " banner drop " - tying a painted sheet to a highway overpass - above Interstate Highway 35 during a busy evening's rush hour. The banner read, "Abortions Save Lives, Keep Clinics Open, Block #HB2 ."


Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

National Public Radio

Opponents Spar In Court About Clinics Performing Abortions In Texas

Abortion rights advocates filled the rotunda of the State Capitol in July, 2013, as Texas senators debated sweeping abortion restrictions. Some of those restrictions are now under federal review.


Related Topix: Texas, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Liberal Political News

USA Today

Texas abortion law heads to federal court

Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has led to the shuttering of 20 clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today. Supporters and opponents of the law will argue their sides in the Texas abortion law heads to federal court AUSTIN - Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has led to the shuttering of 20 clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today.


Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News


A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

In a Brownsville family clinic, a powerfully built, bald doctor treats a never-ending line of sick and injured patients. He has been practicing for nearly four decades, but family medicine is not his calling.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Medicine, Brownsville, TX, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mother Jones

The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee

The most contentious political battle raging in Tennessee this year has nothing to do with control of the US Senate or the governor's mansion - it's taking place over a ballot measure that would make Tennessee the next hot zone in the war over abortion rights. The referendum, called Amendment 1, would amend Tennessee's constitution to read : "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion," including for pregnancies "resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother."


Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, US News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Globe and Mail

Stigma of Brazil abortions in spotlight after discovery of burned torso

Jandira dos Santos Cruz, a secretary from Rio de Janeiro, disappeared on Aug. 26 after going to an abortion clinic. A charred and dismembered body of a woman found shortly thereafter is believed to be hers.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil,

Voice of America

Activists Push for Looser Abortion Laws in Senegal

Senegalese health workers and activists are demanding women be allowed access to medically safe abortions in certain cases, such as rape or under-age pregnancies. "Secret" abortions are now one of the leading causes of maternal death in Senegal and forced pregnancies have led to an increase in infanticide.