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Kentucky GOP files new abortion ban: The only 'choice' women have is 'to conceive or not conceive'
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Kentucky GOP files new abortion ban: The only 'choice' women have is 'to conceive or not conceive'

Raw Story - January 4, 2017

For the first time in 95 years, Republicans took total control over the Kentucky state government this week and immediately moved to strip rights from ...


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Right to state-funded abortion faces new challenges
The Boston Globe, Massachusetts - July 28, 2017

Michael New undercuts his argument with the figures he cites in his July 24 letter “Consider how much taxpayers are spending toward abortion.” While $1.4 million would be noticeable in, say, a town’s annual budget, across the Commonwealth it comes to under ...


Battle brews over Mass. funding of abortion
The Boston Globe, Massachusetts - July 24, 2017

A substantial body of economics and public health research shows that when states stop funding abortion with taxpayer dollars, abortion rates decrease. In fact, cutting of taxpayer funding for abortion is the most effective legislative strategy for reducing abortion ...


A dozen new abortion restrictions
The Boston Globe, Massachusetts - July 16, 2017

The effort to amend the Massachusetts Constitution as a first step toward banning state funding of abortions is among a variety of recent attempts across the country to regulate and restrict abortion. Here’s a look at some measures approved this year


Abortion foes pledge bid to overturn SJC ruling
Lowell Sun, Massachusetts - July 1, 2017

BOSTON -- A Beacon Hill lawmaker and his allies launched a ballot initiative campaign Thursday, offering a proposal that would shift decisions around taxpayer funding for abortions away from the state constitution and into the hands of the Legislature.Rep. Jim ...


Here's how to use the Bible against abortion protestors
Raw Story, Massachusetts - February 10, 2017

But most will carry signs that say things like âabortion stops a beating heartâ [so does oyster-eating] or âarenât you glad your mother didnât have an abortion?â [Yes; glad also that she didnât have a headache that night] or âitâs a babyâ [an acorn is ...


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NEW DELHI — A 10-year-old Indian girl who was raped by an uncle, and then lost her legal ...

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After Karen Espíndola had a wrenching pregnancy she was told she couldn't end, she became ...

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High court weighs constitutionality of Chile's abortion bill

Chile's constitutional court began discussion Aug. 16 on the unconstitutionality petition filed ...