August 21, 2012
"Texas GOP Strives To Make the State Contraceptive-Free," Jessica Pieklo, Care2: "For conservatives in Texas the campaign against Planned Parenthood isn't just about trying to run the women's health care provider out of business," Pieklo writes, adding, "It's about trying to eradicate contraception from the state" (Pieklo, Care2, 8/20).
What others are saying about contraception:
~ "They are Coming for Your Birth Control: 'Obama Wants To Kill You With Hormonal Steroids,'" Robin Marty, RH Reality Check.
~ "New Hampshire Attacks on Planned Parenthood About Politics, not Care," Marty, RH Reality Check.
"TRAP Laws and Intimidation has its Intended Effects on Clinics," Robin Marty, RH Reality Check: "The closing of Tennessee's Volunteer Women's Medical Clinic has reminded many that [targeted regulation of abortion providers] laws really are put in place to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion care," Marty writes, noting that the clinic "is being forced to close due to the inability to find a provider with hospital admitting privileges," as required under a state law. She adds, "TRAP laws are quickly becoming the favorite abortion restriction of anti-choice legislators" (Marty, RH Reality Check, 8/20).
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