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Today’s Lady News: Nebraska Pols Know Better Than Doctors When Fetuses Feel Pain

An anti-abortion law goes into effect in Nebraska today based on the idea that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks, a claim denied by the American College of…

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Today’s Lady News: School Boots Planned Parenthood From 9th Grade Birth Control Lessons

The Frenchtown school district in Montana has discontinued a twice-yearly program in which the local chapter of Planned Parenthood spoke to the freshman class about the latest methods birth control.

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Today’s Lady News: Rachel Maddow Narrates Documentary On Abortion Provider’s Murder

MSNBC will air a new documentary called “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller,” narrated by cable talk show host Rachel Maddow, on Monday, October 25, at 9 p.m. (EST),…

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NYC Considers Making “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” Come Clean About Anti-Choice Stance

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen a billboard which said something like “Pregnant? Scared? Call us!” You may have thought nothing of it, because you weren’t pregnant…

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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Woman Forced Into Abortion Clinic At Gunpoint

Police say an Ohio man, Dominic Holt-Reid, forced his girlfriend into an abortion clinic at gunpoint after she refused to terminate her pregnancy. The couple had a morning appointment…

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Why Washington, D.C., Won’t Be Getting A National Women’s History Museum

Two senators are blocking the creation of a women’s history museum in our nation’s capital because they are afraid it will become a shrine to abortion. I wish I was…

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Today’s Lady News: 78 Candidates Would Force A Woman To Have A Baby From Rape

There are at least 78 political candidates in this year’s midterm elections who would force a woman to give birth to a rapist’s baby. That’s the extreme-of-the-extreme when it comes…

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Today’s Lady News: Glenn Beck Compares Abortion To Slavery

Radio host Glenn Beck compared abortion to slavery. (Wait, yesterday I thought abortion was genocide?) We have no words to describe how offensive this is to actual slaves and descendants…

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Today’s Lady News: Missouri Women Seeking Abortions To Be Told Life Begins At Conception

On August 28, an anti-abortion law in Missouri will go into effect, which will require that “the life of each human being begins at conception” and “abortion will terminate…

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What Is Ella, The Morning-After Pill That The FDA Just Approved?

Woot, woot! On Friday afternoon, the FDA approved ella, a new emergency contraceptive that can be taken five days after unprotected sex, for prescription-only sales. If the condom breaks, you…

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Today’s Lady News: Bomb Scare At Tulsa Abortion Clinic

A bomb squad was called to an abortion clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday afternoon when an employee reported she thought she heard a ticking sound coming from her trash…

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Abortion Clinic Documentary “12th & Delaware” Debuts Tonight On HBO

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to attend a screening of “12th & Delaware,” a new documentary that screened to critical acclaim at Sundance and debuts tonight…

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Today’s Lady News: “Family Guy” Abortion Episode Will Finally Air — On DVD

A “Family Guy” episode in which Lois considers getting an abortion, called “Partial Terms of Endearment,” will be included on a 20th Century Fox DVD release in September. The…

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Today’s Lady News: Missouri Women Seeking Abortion Must Legally Be Told Life Begins At Conception

A Missouri law will go into effect August 28 that requires doctors to give women seeking an abortion a pamphlet that reads, “The life of each human being begins…

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Today’s Lady News: Judge Blocks Mental Health Screening For Abortion Law

A federal judge has blocked a new Nebraska law that would require a mental health screening for a woman who is seeking an abortion. [Journal Star]
Ex-Miss America 2008…

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Today’s Lady News: “Friday Night Lights” Teen Character Chooses An Abortion

Wow, so “Friday Night Lights” did have an abortion on the show. After getting pregnant by one of the boys on the football team, 10th grader Becky decided to…

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The Myth That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Is Circling Yet Again

Some rumors just don’t go away: Richard Gere shoved gerbils up his butt. The Clintons had their enemies whacked. Abortion causes breast cancer.

A recent study of 300 women…

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Were You Clueless About Sex Growing Up?

My first introduction to s-e-x was at the New England Aquarium in Boston when I was in 4th grade. My friends and I were on a Girl Scout trip and…

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Today’s Lady News: Abortion By Computer?

Abortion providers in Des Moines, Iowa are using videoconferencing — or “telemedicine” — to administer RU-486, the abortion pill. Women can sit next to a nurse at a clinic…

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