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Houston Chronicle: Group Files Appeal against Sonogram Requirement

"The Center for Reproductive Rights is asking for a rehearing of its argument that a law requiring a sonogram before an abortion is unconstitutional…

IntLawGrrls: Rights-Based Approach to Sex-Selection

A 28-year-old pregnant woman sat in a doctor’s office in Albania with tears streaming down her face. The doctor had just informed her that she was having a girl. While seemingly good news, for this woman it was a personal nightmare…

San Antonio Express-News: Sonogram bill ruling uses daft, scary logic

"The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a ruling last week, pretty much says that women are idiots and that Texas can dragoon doctors into becoming ideological tools.

NPR Talk of the Nation: Abortion Rights Advocates, Opponents' Tactics Evolve

"In recent years abortion rights opponents have stepped up efforts to challenge Roe vs. Wade, the nearly 40-year-old Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. Many states have adopted new laws restricting abortion rights since 2010, putting abortion rights supporters on the defensive."…

On the Issues Magazine: Redefining Chutzpah- More Bad Ideas to Burden Women

What's chutzpah? Until December 2011, I would have deferred to the classic definition in Leo Rosten's The Joys of Yiddish: chutzpah is a man who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court as a lonely orphan. But at the end of the year, Rep…

Houston Chronicle: US court hears arguments over Texas abortion law

"A federal judge abused his discretion when he blocked the state of Texas from enforcing a law requiring doctors to show sonograms to patients and describe the images before an abortion, a lawyer for the state told an appeals court Wednesday.

Jezebel: Revived Lawsuit Could Be Key To Overturning Plan B Decision

"Though Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA's recommendation to give everyone access to Plan B without a prescription, the battle to make the drug more widely available for women of all ages isn't over…

Salon: Who’s winning the abortion war?

"This was the year politicians and women’s groups started using 'war on women' to refer to the Republican obsession with regulating uteruses. So if it’s a war, who’s winning?…

Topeka Capital-Journal: New lawsuit attacks abortion clinic rules

"Two Kansas doctors have expanded their legal attack on state regulations for abortion providers…

UPI: Access to abortion a problem

"While many countries are relaxing their abortion laws, women outside large cities may have trouble getting the procedure, a survey released Thursday said…