"Arizona House Approval Gives Final OK to Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Into Pregnancy"
The House voted 37-22 on Tuesday to approve a bill that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks. Read more at the Star Tribune.
"Governor Walker Repeals Equal Pay, Bans Abortion Coverage, Mandates Abstinence"
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently passed over 50 bills. Included in these were
- a bill banning abortion coverage in policies obtained through a health insurance exchange, which will be created in 2014.
- a bill requiring doctors to consult and examine a woman seeking abortion privately, away from her friends and family, and to make sure she isn’t being pressured into having an abortion.
- a bill requiring sex-ed teachers to stress abstinence as the only way to prevent STDs and pregnancy. The bill also says teachers don’t have to address contraception at all. For more information visit feministing.
"Law Could Ban 'Webcam' Abortions"
A Minnesota bill has been passed through the Senate and is on its second reading in the House that would ban "webcam" abortions stating that to ensure the safety for the woman, a doctor must be physically present. Find out more at SC Times.
"Abortion Opponents Hold Good Friday Vigil in St. Paul"
Hundreds of anti-abortion protesters gathered outside of Planned Parenthood for a prayer vigil on Good Friday. A small counter-protest of Planned Parenthood supporters marched in a separate area. Read more at Kare 11.
"Terror In Our Midst: Clinic Bomber Admits He Did It 'Because They're Killing Babies There'"
The man accused of bombing a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood admitted that he did it because "they're killing babies in there." He, along with many others, have become a part of a "years-long, coordinated, national effort to intimidate and threaten American health workers from being able to safely do their job." Read on at feministing.
"Rick Santorum Drops Out of Presidential Race"
It has been confirmed that Rick Santorum has officially suspended his campaign. Watch the video at Jezebel.
"Planned Parenthood Sues Over Unfair Exclusion from Texas Women's Health Program"
The Texas state government signed into law a measure designed specifically to exclude Planned Parenthood from the state's Women's Health Program. As a result, the Women's Health Program was left with only 10% funding. Read more at Jezebel.