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Judge: Texas Can't Ban Planned Parenthood from Health Program

April 30, 2012
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A federal judge on Monday blocked a Texas rule that would have excluded Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s women’s health program. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Monday more than sufficient evidence to believe the state’s attempt to ban Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional. He imposed a temporary injunction against enforcing the legislation until he can hear full arguments....
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Planned Parenthood Worried It's The Target Of New Undercover Sting

April 23, 2012
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A string of suspicious incidents at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country has given the organization reason to believe that anti-abortion activists are targeting it in a new organized sting operation. According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more “hoax visits” over the...
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Arizona Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Bill

April 14, 2012
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Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed a bill on Thursday that prohibits abortions in the state after 20 weeks. The bill, passed earlier this week by the state legislature, essentially bans abortions after 18 weeks because gestational age of the fetus will be calculated based on the last menstrual period of the woman. In a...
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Xavier University Kicks Employees Off Contraception Coverage

April 5, 2012
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The fallout from the Catholic Bishops’ crusade against contraception continues as Xavier University announced it was discontinuing birth-control insurance coverage for its employees effective July 1. Debora Del Valle, spokesperson for Xavier clarified that the change pertains to employees and not students. Nevertheless it means a loss of benefits to potentially 950 faculty and...
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Personhood For Women: Is this Personal Enough?

March 19, 2012
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Personhood For Women: Is this Personal Enough?

By Soraya Chemaly Melissa McEwan recently started a Personhood for Women petition suggesting that “a person identifying as a woman and/or having a uterus shall retain all of the full, basic, and fundamental rights of a US citizen as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence” and urging Senators Patty Murray, Al Franken and Kristin Gillibrand to consider proposing this as...
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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    M. Nzadi Keita: what you remember/ starts with a smile/ a raw edge/ a single snip/ from the someone dead

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Alice Lovelace: Toni Cade made an art of living/ Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved/ Toni listened and we were validated/ She is the breast that fed our union/ Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment.

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