This Week: This Week: Senate Gynotician Lindsey Graham re-introduces a nationwide 20-week abortion ban while Gynotician Governor Scott Walker promises to sign an even more extreme abortion ban in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Florida's gynotician governor signs a mandatory 24-hour wait for a safe, legal abortion into law.
#JunkScience Makes Good Law, Right?
Thursday, June 11, 2015, By Laura Bassett, via Huffington Post
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which the House passed earlier this year, bans abortions after 20 weeks unless the woman's life is in danger or she is a victim of rape or incest. The bill is based on the disputed theory that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks.
Because Lady Brains Need Forced Reflection Periods
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, By Gray Rohrer, via Orlando Sentinel
The contentious bill, which takes effect July 1, was fought by Planned Parenthood and other abortion-rights groups, which criticized it as imposing nonmedical requirements on abortion and creating undue burdens on low-income and rural women, who will face additional costs.
No Exceptions? No Problem.
Thursday, June 11, 2015, By Jenna Johnson, via Washington Post
Walker is opposed to abortion in all cases — including when a pregnancy is the result of rape or incest — and he has received near-perfect ratings from antiabortion activist groups. As governor, Walker forced five health-care centers to close after stripping Planned Parenthood of funding, and he signed a law that required ultrasounds for women before they have an abortion.
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