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Nine states run by anti-choice Republicans have banned abortion at 20 weeks or earlier. But now the U.S. Senate is considering a nationwide 20-week abortion ban, which would include Pennsylvania.

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courtesy of FV:

Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ Just Went into Effect, and We’re Now in Full Handmaid’s Tale Territory

"The new rule blocks health providers from receiving any Title X funding if they so much as discuss abortion with patients — even when patients specifically inquire about their options. The rule also short circuits any common-sense work-arounds; Title X recipients are required to maintain separate physical space as well as separate finances from abortion providers."

"The implementation of the rule means an immediate cessation of funding for many health organizations, including the largest –Planned Parenthood. By contrast, groups that oppose abortion and hormonal birth control are now eligible for funding under the rule. These “crisis pregnancy centers” that advocate for abstinence and against birth control or abortion – often in questionable and even dishonest ways – recently received a Supreme Court win via Clarence Thomas."

https://lawandcrime.com/opinion/abortion-gag-rule-just-went-into-effect-and-were-now-in-full-handmaids-tale-territory/

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Obria, the anti-abortion group that’s hoping to replace Planned Parenthood

Earlier this year, Obria received a $1.7 million federal grant through Title X, a program aimed at providing family planning services to underserved Americans. The program was designed, in part, to help people get affordable contraception like birth control pills and IUDs.

But critics say Obria clinics don’t actually provide those things.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/8/29/20828866/obria-medical-clinics-birth-control-planned-parenthood

 

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Title X is a critical government program that has, for nearly 50 years, helped millions of low-income Americans access family planning services and reproductive health care. But the Trump-Pence administration is re-writing the rules for how to access that funding―leaving Planned Parenthood out, and fake clinics like Obria in.

Obria Medical Clinics is a national chain of anti-abortion propaganda centers created to confuse and manipulate pregnant people with the goal of preventing them from learning about or accessing abortion services. Not only do their “clinics” give false info about abortion, but they also refuse to provide evidence-based contraceptive choices to their patients, including oral contraceptives, IUDs, or condoms—the very tools that help prevent unplanned pregnancy and abortion! With Trump’s appointees running the Department of Health and Human Services, it’s up to Congress to fix this.

This rule change to bring Obria in has also created a “gag rule” that prevents Title X funds from reaching legitimate health care providers like Planned PArenthood because they provide abortion services or abortion referrals. That’s millions of dollars taken away from actual doctors giving legal medical advice, and given to an anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ propaganda network.

--Progress America email 10/1/19

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grieker

Shame it's not the heart-beat bill model.

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Artvandolay

All the controversy regarding leadership of PP is telling how dysfunctional they have become. So embarrassing to the left, since the darling organization   that is Pro killing the unborn is a bad road to take.

 

 

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The fight to end Roe v. Wade enters its endgame next week, Vox, September 27, 2019
 

The Supreme Court will consider a clinic shutdown law that would wipe out abortion access in Louisiana--and allow other states to do the same.

The Supreme Court has decided to consider June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee, a case concerning TRAP laws (targeted restrictions on abortion providers)--regulations written solely to shut down clinics. Despite the fact that the court ruled against TRAP laws in 2016, they're taking up the issue again--now with Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch on the bench.

 

--UltraViolet.org

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Pennsylvania bill would require burials, cremation for fetal remains after abortion, miscarriage

State Rep. Frank Ryan, who sponsored the legislation, told The Associated Press that “wanted to craft something that was voluntary, that provided the family with the ability for closure, the ability to understand that a human life was lost, their life, that they’d been striving for for so long.”

However, a number of Democratic legislators have come out against the legislation.

State Rep. Mary Isaacson (D) told the news agency that the bill presents a “mandate, not a choice” and labelled it as “yet another attempt to harass abortion providers.”

State Rep. Dan Frankel (D) also told AP that “the people who treat patients and the patients themselves are telling us this bill is cruel, redundant and poorly drafted.” 

“It will hurt families during a vulnerable time,” she added. 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has reportedly vowed to veto the legislation.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/472513-pennsylvania-bill-would-require-burials-cremation-for-fetal-remains-at

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How can it be both voluntary and required?

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and also,

54 minutes ago, Farmer Vincent said:

Sarah Pitlyk Isn't Qualified To Be A Federal Judge. That's Why Republicans Made Her One.

"On Wednesday afternoon, someone with almost no courtroom experience was given a lifetime job as a federal district court judge. Sarah Pitlyk has never tried a case, taken a deposition, or argued a motion, the American Bar Association noted when it unanimously determined she was not qualified to be a federal judge. Among her many shortcomings, it cited “the absence of any trial or even real litigation experience.”

But her appointment to a job she is so clearly unqualified for was no surprise, because she passes the only litmus test that matters for President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate: She is an extreme opponent of reproductive rights and freedoms. She was awarded a federal judgeship not because she’s qualified for it — she’s obviously not — but precisely because she’s devoted her career to undermining constitutional freedoms that the vast majority of Americans have long voiced their support for."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/anishasingh/sarah-pitlyk-isnt-qualified-to-be-a-federal-judge

 

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