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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 06:33:00

High drama in Texas as abortion bill fails

While I slept, a significant number of people nationally — and in Arkansas, judging by Twitter and last night's open line — were gripped by Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' nearly successful attempt to mount a 13-hour filibuster against an unconstitutional anti-abortion bill similar to, but more punitive, than the one recently enjoined in Arkansas.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 07:11:00

McDaniel fights for anti-abortion forces

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is just doing his job — defending the unconstitutional state law that banned most abortions at the 12th week of pregnancy.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:45:29

U.S. Supreme Court deals setback to campaign to strip funding from Planned Parenthood

This decision is worthy of note because the same elements in the Arkansas legislature that won't to end a woman's right to choose abortion also want to strip public funding — including that not related to abortion — from Planned Parenthood.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:06:00

UA prof writes on the 'junk science' of 20-week abortion bans

Here's a valuable piece of writing for Science Progress from the classrooms of the University of Arkansas by Dr. Lisa Corrigan, co-chair of the gender studies program of the Fulbright College.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:38:00

Mississippi aims to jail women for stillbirths, miscarriages

As a result of what Dr. Joycelyn Elders once memorably called a "love affair with the fetus," Mississippi has embarked on a path to prosecute some women in cases of stillbirth or miscarriage.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:25:00

Appeals court strikes down 20-week abortion ban

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the Arizona law that put a ban on abortions beginning with the 20th week of pregnancy.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 07:42:00

Practicing law with Bro. Rapert

Sen. Jason Rapert, author of the patently unconstitutional bill to ban most abortions in Arkansas at the 12th week of pregnancy, took heart yesterday at Judge Susan Webber Wright's indication that she was inclined to uphold the part of the law that requires women seeking an abortion in the 12th week of pregnancy or later to have an ultrasound and to be shown the results of that test.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:04:00

Judge Wright issues injunction against abortion law

The word from the federal courthouse is that federal Judge Susan Webber Wright has issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the new Arkansas law that was meant to bar most abortions at the 12th week of pregnancy.

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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 06:14:00

Women's rights in court this morning

Leslie Newell Peacock will be in federal court for us this morning for the preliminary injunction hearing on the lawsuit challenging the new state law prohibiting most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 15:00:00

Judge refuses to dismiss suit challenging new 12-week abortion limit

Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright has denied the state of Arkansas's motion to dismiss the ACLU-backed lawsuit challenging the new state law, passed over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, to prevent most abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:52:00

Flash: Texas grows enlightened on women's issues

Interesting story from Texas on the Texas legislature. Republicans, who control nearly everything in Texas, apparently suffered huge blowback from their war on women in the last legislative session that cut health care to women in the battle to destroy Planned Parenthood.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 09:55:00

Planned Parenthood plans to press Mike Ross on record

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross made encouraging sounds about looking out for women's medical services and the ability to choose abortion when he announced last week.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:24:00

Mike Ross evolves on women's issues; pays price

Mike Ross' entry into the Democratic primary race for governor, with a full-throated cry for women's rights against the Republican legislature, naturally invited an examination of his voting record.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:42:25

Suit filed to challenge 12-week abortion ban

The Arkansas affiliate of the ACLU, as promised, is suing to challenge Arkansas' ban on most abortions beginning at the 12th week of pregnancy.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:39:00

Blanche Lincoln speaks out for rights of Arkansas women

It's a measure of how cynical people had become about former U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln that an opinion piece she's posted on Huffington Post has people wondering what her ulterior motive might be.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 16:03:00

The midweek line — war on women continues

The line is open. Finishing up.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 09:03:00

Standing firm for abortion rights in North Dakota

Good interview by the Washington Post with the director of North Dakota's only abortion provider, a a clinic that the legislature there has been trying by man means — several similar to efforts underway in Arkansas — to legislate out of existence.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 11:57:00

North Dakota takes the lead in the war on women

A sad day for Jason Rapert, who's luxuriating in attention over his leadership of the war on women's medical rights.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 06:38:00

Protest tomorrow on legislature's assault on women's rights

A reminder of the social media-driven rally at the Capitol at 3 p.m. Saturday over the legislature's unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement on women's medical rights.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 15:31:00

And now, birth control, in vitro restrictions, from David Meeks

Arkansas women, used now to being slapped around by the Arkansas Legislature, which has embarrassed the state nationally with its anti-woman bills, are greeting with deep sighs state Rep. David Meeks' new bill, HB1898, the "Healthcare Freedom of Conscience Act," that would allow doctors and hospitals not to provide the following treatments if they ran counter to their "moral" principles.

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