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Civil Rights

Pregnant? Suspected Of Being Pregnant? You Just Got Kicked Out Of School

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM August 7, 2012
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A Louisiana charter school’s policy states if you’re pregnant or suspected of being pregnant — and refuse to take a pregnancy test — you’re kicked out of school.

Discrimination

NYC Woman Moving To AZ For ‘Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception’ Law

by David Badash ● 12:08 PM April 27, 2012
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Taylor Ferrara, a New York City woman, says in this video she is moving to Arizona to benefit from their new “pregnancy begins two weeks before conception” law.

Civil Rights

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM April 24, 2012
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The Tennessee House and Senate have now voted to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Imagine the implications.

Bigotry Watch

AZ Legislature Passes “Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception” Bill

by David Badash ● 3:25 PM April 11, 2012
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The Arizona Legislature yesterday afternoon passed three harsh anti-abortion bills, including one that defines pregnancy as being two weeks before conception.

Bigotry Watch

Women Don’t Know If They’ve Been Raped Or Are Just Married Says Lawmaker

by David Badash ● 2:43 PM March 21, 2012
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An Idaho Republican lawmaker says he believes women don’t know if they have been raped, or if the sex they just had is part of normal marital relations, in his defense of an archaic mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Virginia House Passes Alternate Abortion Bill Mandating External Ultrasound

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM February 22, 2012

The Virginia House just passed an alternate abortion bill that would not require a highly-invasive transvaginal ultrasound, but still requires an external procedure.

Bigotry Watch

Abortion: Virginia Governor Backpedals On Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill

by David Badash ● 3:26 PM February 22, 2012
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The Virginia Governor has requested the legislature amend its highly controversial bill requiring women considering abortion to now require an external ultrasound.