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Roundup: DC Mayor Arrested Protesting Budget Riders

Beth Saunders

DC mayor arrested protesting abortion rider; birth control also too controversial for Florida legislature; Pennsylvania moves towards TRAP laws in response to Gosnell; UK gay men can donate blood but only if they're celibate; and how forced pregnancy solves our budget woes.

Roundup: Reusing Condoms in Rural Kenya

Beth Saunders

Reusing condoms due to lack of availability in Kenya, Governor McDonnell signs TRAP law in Virginia, North Dakota pushes abstinence-until-marriage, and looking at discrimination of transgendered persons.

Roundup: Does Scott Brown Really Support Planned Parenthood?

Beth Saunders

Planned Parenthood: Former Massachusetts governor supports it, what is Senator Scott Brown true stance on defunding it, and Rep. Alan West is offended that it's in so many black communities. Also - radiation risks to pregnant women in Japan, and fertility treatments for HIV-positive men who want children.

Morning Roundup: Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal

Beth Saunders

Michigan and Maryland's slew of anti-abortion bills, trends in banning insurance coverage of abortion, Arizona voting on race and sex abortion ban, Bobby Franklin says something crazy, and Sen. Feinstein introduces repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Morning Roundup: Montana Judge Orders Hysterectomy

Beth Saunders

Operation Rescue holds breath, stamps feet about Planned Parenthood funding, Arkansas legislature introduces "fetal pain" bill, will GOP choose budget cuts or denial of women's rights, and a Montana judge orders a hysterectomy against a woman's will.

Morning Roundup: House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 3

Beth Saunders

House Judiciary Committee moves H.R. 3 to the full House, three abortion bills survive Iowa's bill funnel, the governor of South Dakota says he's likely to sign bill requiring CPC counseling, an elected official is surprised at the reaction when he says women belong at home raisin' babies, and a Kenyan official suggests banishment for those with HIV.

Morning Roundup: Fetus Testifying on Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Beth Saunders

Pregnant woman in Ohio will get a vaginal ultrasound in front of House committee so her fetus can "testify," Arizona wants to further regulate medical abortion and discourage charitable donations to organizations that mention abortion, and Obama proclaims the start of Women's History Month.

Morning Roundup: Virginia Targets Abortion Clinics

Beth Saunders

Virginia is poised to enact regulations that would close all but five abortion clinics in that state, a town in the Philippines now requires a prescription for condoms, Medicaid considers STD screenings for the elderly, and an anti-choice plea to John Boehner.

Morning Roundup: “Don’t Say Gay” in Tennessee

Beth Saunders

Tennessee wants to ban any mention of homosexuality in grade school, Iowa may be legalizing the murder of abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood clinics - and their advocates - across the country warn about the devastating impact of the Pence amendment.

Morning Roundup: Rep. Speier Speaks Out

Beth Saunders

Rep. Speier speaks out on her House speech, South Dakota tables abortion provider murder bill, don't worry - the government will still fund NASCAR sponsorships, and Hawaii gets civil unions.

Morning Roundup: Michelle Duggar, CPAC Woman of the Year

Beth Saunders

Fertility can make you woman of the year, Boston public school kids ask for condoms and sex ed, a great description of Lila Rose, Montana rep wants personhood at fertilization, the evolutionary impact of the c-section, Focus on the Family and Planned Parenthood working together, and a love letter to Planned Parenthood.

Morning Roundup: Nancy Pelosi Fires Back

Beth Saunders

Pelosi speaks out on the anti-choice assault on women's rights, a Thai airline seeks to hire transgender women as flight attendants, women use less epidural anesthesia during labor when they control their own pain relief, and a heart-breaking attack on women's shelters in Afghanistan.

Morning Roundup: Gardasil Also Effective in Men

Beth Saunders

HPV vaccine is just as effective in men at preventing genital warts, more children getting health care with CHIP, Spain keeps marriage age at 14 (and what's it like in your state?), and the Vatican is setting up an HIV/AIDS conference.

Morning Roundup: Smith Will Modify Rape Definition in Horrible Bill

Beth Saunders

Chris Smith will remove the word "forcible" from his bad anti-abortion bill, NRTL says Medicaid doesn't pay for the abortions of unbattered rape victims anyway, will contraceptives become free preventative medicine, don't try to read Rewire on a ferry in Canada, and the Senate does not repeal the health care law.

Morning Roundup: Arizona Seeks to Ban Race and Sex Selection

Beth Saunders

Arizona looks at banning race and sex selection abortions, despite the fact that it makes no sense, young women infected with HIV are more likely to become pregnant and have complications, hearings scheduled on the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," and women are a separate species - an unexplainable one at that.

Morning Roundup: Baltimore CPC Law Struck Down

Beth Saunders

Oral sex and head and neck cancer, Baltimore CPC law is struck down, parental notification in New Mexico, making judicial bypass harder on teens, and a cosponsor of the "it's not rape unless you're forced" bill says they didn't mean it that way.

Morning Roundup: PP of the Heartland Can Continue Telemed Abortions

Beth Saunders

An Ohio abortion ban may be on the way, Rep. Pence explains his ludicrous Title X legislation, regular screenings essential to early detection of cervical cancer, NYC school chief under fire for flippant remark on birth control, and the Iowa Board of Medicine will not sanction PP of the Heartland for telemed abortions.

Morning Roundup: Alaska Ballot Initiative Blocked

Beth Saunders

Alaska won't see ballot initiative to make abortion illegal, NC state representative makes asinine comment on HIV/AIDS, ADF sues Vanderbilt nursing program, Planned Parenthood of Indiana responds to Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)'s plan to deny Title X funding.

Morning Roundup: Anti-abortion Group Disparaging Rep. Giffords

Beth Saunders

Earthquake that has not happened yet is pre-blamed on gay marriage, Lifesite.com wastes no time in calling Congresswoman Giffords a "pro-abort," male circumcision may reduce spread of HPV, teen pregnancy in DC, a "gay hot potato," and a beautiful tribute to the work of Planned Parenthood from an unlikely patient.

Morning Roundup: FACE Violation Suit

Beth Saunders

The DOJ sues on a FACE violation; SBA List wants a anti-choic-ier chairman of the RNC; Gardasil protects against anal cancer; and a place to vent your worst sex education advice.

Morning Roundup: Catholic Hospital Deadline Day

Beth Saunders

Decision day for St. Joseph's hospital in Phoenix, Arizona; the American Life League is looking for vasectomies; in they said what? news, the repeal of DADT is "spiritual AIDS" and the fight over contraception in the Philippines will be "bloody."

Morning Roundup: Midwives on Motos

Beth Saunders

Midwives travel on motorbike to deliver family planning information and supplies; anti-choice Rep. Joe Pitts is officially named as chair of committee with reproductive justice implications; HIV eradication and the WNBA; more on HIV "cure."

Morning Roundup: Abortion in Ireland; LGBTQ Youth Guide

Beth Saunders

Ireland may soon have to offer abortions to women whose lives are threatened by pregnancy, abortion services will soon be offered in Witchita once again, Tony Perkins hates a bill put forth by the Democrats, and youth facilities now have more guidance on the sexual health needs of LGBTQ youth.

Roundup: Same Old Sexism About Abortion

Beth Saunders

Women are infantile and easily influenced when it comes to their own bodies, according to a columnist for the Washington Times; and Belgium has their hands full (of pie!) when it comes to their new archbishop.

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