Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

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    In a new push for the medically unnecessary and imbecilic concept of “personhood,” Arizona anti-choicers are pushing a bill to track every embryo ever. (RH Reality Check)
  • Asinine Arkansas just passed a bill outlawing abortions at 12 weeks — the most extreme abortion ban in the country. (CRR)
  • In case you weren’t aware, abortion providers risk their lives and property in the name of choice. (Truth-out)
  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is putting the finishing touches on legislation that would guarantee women in New York the right to late-term abortions when their health is in danger or the fetus is not viable. (NYT)
  • Guess what, anti-choicers? Better Prenatal Testing Does Not Mean More Abortion. So get a friggen clue already. (The Atlantic)
  • In a thought-provoking piece, clinic workers answer tough questions on abortion. (Tres Sugar)
  • Surprisingly, German Bishops OK Contraception in Rape Cases (ABC News)
  • Two ultrasound bills are making their way through the Indiana legislature. And they both suck. (HuffPo)

Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is at risk for closure thanks to their staunchly anti-choice governor. (CNN)
  • The FBI is investigating fires set at Georgia Women’s Clinics — hope they catch the sadist! (HuffPo)
  • Think carefully about this before you get knocked up, ladies: A fear of childbirth has been linked to longer labor. (Time Healthland)
  • Catholic bishops in Calgary have banned the HPV vaccine in Catholic schools due to their irrational, ignorant fears that it will cause promiscuity. (National Post)
  • Wow, this never happens: California actually wants to give women more access to birth control. (NC Times)
  • The National Organization for Women is firmly in the corner of President Obama for reelection. (Politico)
  • The FDA recently approved the first rapid, take-home HIV test. (USA Today)
  • Good news for those who are truly pro-life and genuinely care about the lives of women: Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third. (NYT)
  • The public sharing of abortion stories — a meaningful way to de-stigmatize the procedure and connect women. (RH Reality Check)

Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • President Obama, ever the pacifist, is kowtowing to the demands of Catholic bishops who care more about their dogma than the health and livelihoods of women. (MSNBC)
  • Planned Parenthood is OK with the president making the concession though — whatever it takes to ensure women have access to birth control, we’re on board! (ABC News)
  • Speaking of birth control, you can credit the drop in teen pregnancy and abortions to it. (WebMD)
  • The Arizona Legislature (with the help of the Center for Arizona Policy) is coming out with guns blazing against choice this year. Again. (Tucson Citizen)
  • Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini notes the hypocrisy of our legislature’s seemingly immense care and concern for fetuses while lacking the same for actual born children. (AZ Central)
  • Planned Parenthood: Prioritizing the health and safety of black women. (HuffPo)
  • Rather than, say, creating jobs and passing legislation that will resuscitate the current economy, Congress seems to be solely focused on taking down reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood. (The Hill)
  • Just what we don’t need — the Old Boys’ Club dictating “wisdom” on contraceptive coverage. (RH Reality Check)
  • Students at a Pennsylvania college can now access emergency contraception via a vending machine! (CNN)