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Judge delays implementation of Alabama anti-abortion law until 2014

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday delayed until next year the enforcement of Alabama’s new abortion law, which tightens restrictions on providers and, according to opponents, could force the closing of more than half of the state’s abortion clinics. The law, signed by Republican…

Newly-Passed Abortion Clinic Bill Puts Mississippi’s Sole Abortion Provider in Danger

Women in Mississippi may not have access to any in-state abortion clinics once Governor Phil Bryant signs into law HB 1390. The bill requires that all physicians who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and be board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  While this seems like a…

40 Days for Life promises to continue UK anti-abortion vigils

The group behind a US-style Christian protest outside an abortion clinic in central London was urged on Thursday to stop harassing women but vowed to continue its daily vigils. Campaigners from 40 Days for Life were “haranguing” women as they approached the building in Bedford Square in Bloomsbury, said Ann…

Man claims ‘Anonymous’ affiliation after abortion clinic hack

Scotland Yard arrested a 27-year-old London man on Friday after he allegedly hacked into an abortion provider’s secure database, compromising the private data of about 9,000 people, The Associated Press reported Friday. The individual, an anti-abortion extremist who has not been named, allegedly claimed to be a member of the…

Ohio remains on the front lines of America’s intractable abortion debate

“Last summer, people would call the clinic and ask, ‘Is abortion still legal?’” Toni Thayer, the Director of Development and Communications for Preterm, an abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The calls came after Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) signed into law a ban on late-term abortions if the fetus is declared…

Virginia passes toughest abortion clinic restrictions in nation

The Virginia Board of Health passed a set of regulations on Thursday that represent the most significant legal challenge to abortion providers anywhere in the nation: rules that could ultimately force all the state’s clinics to shut down. The new rules are similar to those passed by Kansas earlier this…

Duty vs. desire

Here’s an ethical dilemma thought exercise that’s being kicked around the feminist blogosphere I thought the Pandagonians would appreciate. It all started with this horrible column by Lesley Garner, a British advice columnist. The story is simple: A woman is raped by her boss, and becomes pregnant by him. She…

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