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rhrealitycheck:

Anti-Choice Kansas Omnibus Bill Passes House With All Amendments Rejected 
Elise Higgins, state co-coordinator for Kansas NOW told RH Reality Check via email. “This 70-page bill has 40 provisions, ranging from restrictions on who can work in schools and 12 new taxes on abortion to a lie connecting abortion to breast cancer. HB 2253 would be harmful on its own, but on top of 20 other abortion regulations in Kansas, it’s devastating. Worst of all is the Kansas house’s overwhelming rejection of an amendment that would have exempted pregnancies resulting from rape and incest from anti-abortion statutes. Kansas government is without compassion or common sense, and women and their families will suffer for it.” 

rhrealitycheck:

Anti-Choice Kansas Omnibus Bill Passes House With All Amendments Rejected 

Elise Higgins, state co-coordinator for Kansas NOW told RH Reality Check via email. “This 70-page bill has 40 provisions, ranging from restrictions on who can work in schools and 12 new taxes on abortion to a lie connecting abortion to breast cancer. HB 2253 would be harmful on its own, but on top of 20 other abortion regulations in Kansas, it’s devastating. Worst of all is the Kansas house’s overwhelming rejection of an amendment that would have exempted pregnancies resulting from rape and incest from anti-abortion statutes. Kansas government is without compassion or common sense, and women and their families will suffer for it.” 

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Apr 14 '12

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

rhrealitycheck:

Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas

Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported,

“Texas has the most extreme law that’s being enforced right now,” says the Center For Reproductive Rights’ Julie Rikelman, the lead attorney on the CRR’s lawsuit filed against the Texas legislation. Despite the sympathetic leanings of a federal district judge who initially ruled on the case, the suit has more or less been stalled by a vehemently anti-choice Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied the CRR’s requested injunction against enforcement last month.  Now, that means that all aspects of the law—mandated ultrasounds, 24-hour waiting periods, and forced speech—are now in full force in Texas.

Oklahoma’s forced ultrasound bill, which was similar to TX’s, was struck down by a federal court recently.

North Carolina, which also has passed a harsh TX-style forced ultrasound bill, is unable to enforce their law pending a court decision.

Pennsylvania’s forced ultrasound bill is officially kaput, at least for this year.

And, as Robin Marty reports, Iowa:

What is the difference between a traffic light camera and a mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasound?  One is a violation of privacy, according to Iowa legislators.

Can you guess which?

The Iowa legislature is considering banning traffic cameras due to “privacy concerns.”  And those who are arguing for the ban are the same who think all women should be forced to undergo forced ultrasounds prior to an abortion.

These laws will affect all those with the ability to become pregnant.

Mar 21 '12

This is DAY 44 of TEXAS HAVING MANDATORY TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUNDS before abortion

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

While Texas is only state currently forcing people to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, AND VIRGINIA all have forced ultrasounds before an abortion. 

Oklahoma and North Carolina have passed similar laws to the one in Texas but they are not being enforced due to pending court decisions.

Guttmacher’s updated .pdf of what ultrasound laws are passed and in effect in which states.

Mar 17 '12

rhrealitycheck:

Project TMI: Day #3

Have you participated yet? Plenty of people have. In the video above, Rachel Maddow discusses multiple politicians whose Facebook pages have been inundated with sarcastic comments from constituents and concerned citizens regarding anti-choice legislation.

It was also reported on at Buzzfeed, Talking Points Memo, and Mashable.

Let’s keep it up. We at RHRC are focusing on Utah and Kansas but this message works with any politician who is anti-choice. If you write them on Twitter, please use the hashtag: #mybodyyourchoice.

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Utah’s governor, Gary Herbert, currently has ON HIS DESK RIGHT NOW the legislation that will change Utah’s 24hr mandatory waiting period between appointment and abortion to 72 hours. 

We need him to VETO it.

PHONE #s: 801-538-1000 and 800-705-2464

EMAIL him

TWEET him 

LEAVE COMMENTS on posts on his FACEBOOK wall

Mandatory waiting period laws serve no other purpose than to shame people wanting an abortion. 

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In case you don’t know WHY we are targeting Brownback and Kansas, Kari Ann Rinker’s piece at RH Reality Check has the details. The bill includes

  • cutting off medical training for doctors (which may cause the KU Medical School to lose accreditation)
  • outlawing Planned Parenthood employees from volunteering at schools
  • allows physicians to lie to their patients about pregnancy complications
  • forces doctors to lie to patients about anti-scientific and untrue risks with abortion
  • and creates a new state income tax on any expense related to abortion.

Facebook page.

Twitter: @GovSamBrownback.

You can also call Brownback’s office at 877-579-6757 or 785-296-3232. 

Or you can send him an official message through his contact page.

I really enjoy trolling as activism.

Mar 16 '12
Feb 7 '12

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill. What the literal fuck.

invertintrovert:

Kansas Abortion Bill Would Impose Sweeping Restrictions

Among the most contested provisions of the bill is the section that would exempt a doctor from a medical malpractice suit if a woman claims the physician withheld information about potential birth defects to prevent her from having an abortion. In addition, a woman would not be able to sue if she suffers health damage from a pregnancy as a result of information withheld from her to prevent an abortion. A wrongful death suit could still be filed, however, if the mother died.

Jesus Christ. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The bill would also require women be told about potential breast cancer risks from abortions, even though medical experts discount such a connection.

Guise. Pro-lifers just care so much about women’s health that they are requiring doctors to warn them of health risks that don’t actually exist.

The same doctors they are now giving free license to lie and manipulate women into taking actual health risks without any warning or consent.

Let me get this straight. Doctors who purposely didn’t do their jobs so they could control their patients’ reproductive decisions are totally cool with Kansas conservatives? Doctors who purposely didn’t do their jobs, thereby preventing future parents from having time to adequately prepare for a child with disabilities? Doctors who purposely didn’t do their jobs and allowed their patients to get hurt? Doctors who went against all legitimate science in the name of their own ideology?

Kansas. Why?

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