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This week: Louisiana gynoticians continue efforts to block a Planned Parenthood health center; DC gynoticians are cool with discrimination against employees’ reproductive choices; and a Tennessee gynotician doesn’t think rape and incest are, ahem, ”verifiable.” 



Here Are Six Republicans Who Desperately Need A High School Sex-Ed Class
April 21, 2015
by Amanda Marcotta, via Raw Story

The tendency to assume that any sexual health care besides childbirth must be abortion isn’t just a cranky old man habit on the right. Renaming any health care that isn’t making-babies 'abortion' is an out-and-out political strategy that anti-choicers have been pushing for years.

GOP Moves To Block Anti-Discrimination Law Protecting Reproductive Choice
April 21, 2015
by Irin Carmon, via MSNBC

This week, DC Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and women’s groups rallied to the defense of DC’s law. 'No individual should be let go, punished, or fired, for their individual choices about their reproductive health decisions,' said Glenn Northern of Catholics for Choice.

Abortion Restrictions Relying On ‘Junk Science,’ Rights Advocates Say
April 20, 2015,
By Maria L. La Ganga, via The LA Times

The 2015 legislative session is shaping up to be a primer in what abortion rights advocates call 'junk science,' with elected officials across the country passing new laws based on theories that have been called into question or debunked by the wider medical community.

Louisiana Moves Ahead with Abortion Regulation Rewrite 
April 21, 2015
by Melina Deslatte, via The Washington Post

‘We’re deeply disappointed that our call for regulations based on medicine were ignored, and the Jindal administration has instead decided to risk patient health and safety by imposing further restrictions on a woman’s ability to have a safe, legal abortion in Louisiana,’ Melissa Flournoy, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Louisiana director, said in a statement.

Tennessee Lawmaker Tables Abortion Bill Exceptions Because Rape And Incest Are 'Not Verifiable' 
April 21, 2015 
By David Edwards, via Raw Story

Tennessee state Rep. Sheila Butt (R) on Tuesday moved to table an amendment that would have exempted victims of rape and incest from new restrictions on access to abortion because she said that their claims were 'not verifiable.'

Tags: Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, DC, Sheila Butt, Montana, Tennessee

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