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Shocking: Republicans Believe in Life Before Birth and After Death, But NOT In Between.

Ultimate Birth Control by Ann Rose

Seventeen children died in yet another school shooting this week. The party that cares only about children before they are born has done nothing to stop more kids from dying. Instead, their focus on forcing women to birth babies they do not want or cannot care for remains steadfast. Here are five new ways anti-choice zealots are working to control women as they ignore the needs of living, breathing children.

Mississippi House Passes Nation’s Strictest Abortion Ban 

Mississippi abortion clinics might soon be prohibited from providing abortions past 15 weeks gestation. The state already bans abortions past 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest. This week, the majority-Republican house voted to ban all abortions beyond 15 weeks. The measure garnered some support from Democrats, apparently ever willing to throw women under the bus.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Co-Opt Google Maps

Women who seek abortion clinics or a pregnancy test on Google maps may be diverted to crisis pregnancy centers (CPC) instead. CPCs offer little or no medical care, but do tell women lies about the physical and psychological perils of abortion. Some even lie to women about the services they offer, in an attempt to stall a woman’s abortion. In so doing, they may cause a woman to wait until her second trimester, when abortions become more expensive and more legally restricted.

Georgetown University students recently tested what happens to women who call CPCs seeking help. They found that these centers are often dishonest about their intentions. Rather than using overtly anti-choice language, they use covert tactics to stall women seeking abortions, and to instill fear about the procedure. Yet they offer few or no resources or support for women undertaking the Herculean task of raising a child born from an unplanned pregnancy.

Arizona Wants Women to Justify Their Abortions

In Arizona, the Health and Human Services committee approved Senate Bill 1394 along party lines. The bill would require abortion providers to review a checklist of possible reasons for abortions, allowing the state to gather data on why women seek abortions. While the law does not ban abortions for specific reasons, the process could make women seeking abortions feel threatened—or even create the illusion that a woman can only seek an abortion if the government thinks her reason is good enough.

Tennessee Votes to Force Women to Look at Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds

Legislators in the Tennessee House recently approved legislation requiring women to undergo ultrasounds prior to seeking an abortion. The original version of the bill would have banned abortion after a heartbeat can be detected—usually around 6 weeks gestation. In a new version of the law, abortion providers would be required to perform an ultrasound, then share the results with women seeking abortions. Democratic Representative Sherry Jones, in a floor debate, called the measure “emotional abuse.”

Trump Administration Budget Endangers Women

The Trump Administration recently unveiled FY2019 budget could slash programs for women and children. It creates significant additional requirements for low-income people seeking support services, reduces Medicaid funding, and blocks access to preventative care at Planned Parenthood and similar clinics.

May Rupert, Senior Director of Policy at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement:

“President Trump’s proposed budget harms women, families, immigrants, low-income people and all others who deserve a government that protects and respects their rights, health and well-being.

“Instead of using this opportunity to propose meaningful investments that would improve the health and well-being of women and families, the Trump administration has created a budget that erects barriers to critical healthcare coverage and services for women.

“This budget does not represent a meaningful starting point for negotiation. Congress must flat-out reject this effort to make it more difficult for women to access abortion and essential services.”

Abortion Clinic Spotlight: Metropolitan Medical Associates, Englewood, New Jersey

Metropolitan Medical Associates: Abortion Clinic in Englewood New Jersey

Metropolitan Medical Associates - abortion clinic in Englewood, NJ

http://www.metropolitanmedicalassociates.com

MMA is the largest State Licensed Ambulatory Care Gynecological Center of NJ providing Gyneocological and Abortion services to women for almost 40 years.

At our Englewood NJ Center, we perform non-surgical abortions (Abortion pill / MIFEPREX) and surgical abortions up to 24 weeks. Our Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologists have over 100 years cumulative experience in this field, making MMA the center with the most experience gynecologists not only in the state but nationally too. We are licenced in the state of New Jersey for these procedures for over 30 years.

Our goal

Our goal is to provide quality medical care to women with the utmost regard for privacy, dignity and confidentiality. We are fully equipped with the latest surgical and diagnostic instruments, including ultrasound, on the premises.

Certification

Our dedicated team of Board Certified Gynecologists, with combined experience of over 100 years in their field, is the finest in the state of New Jersey and has privileges in the nearby Englewood Hospital. They are specially certified by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners to perform abortions up to 24 weeks of gestation, perform surgical abortion, non-surgical abortion and administer the Abortion Pill.

Metropolitan Medical Associates

40 Engle Street, Englewood NJ 07631

Call: 201.567.0522 | 800.932.0378

For more information please call us Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM through Midnight.

We are located in Englewood, NJ (3 miles from the George Washington Bridge). We are easily accessible by the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Routes 80, 46, 17, and 4.

 

Abortion Clinic Spotlight: Boulder Abortion Clinic, Colorado

Boulder Abortion Clinic, Dr. Warren Hern, Boulder Colorado

Late Abortion Specialist

Boulder Abortion Clinic - late abortion by Dr. Warren Hern in Boulder, CO

Our purpose is to provide the safest possible early and late abortion care and termination of pregnancies for fetal anomalies or other medical indications. Abortion care is always provided in a confidential, comfortable, and dignified outpatient setting for women world-wide.

Boulder Abortion Clinic offers:

  • First Trimester Abortion up to 13 Weeks
  • Second Trimester Abortion up to 26 Weeks
  • Third Trimester Abortion (commonly known as late term abortion) over 26 Weeks
  • Fetal Anomaly Patients are seen at anytime during pregnancy, but management will depend on length of gestation, medical indications, etc.By its name and continued existence, Boulder Abortion Clinic makes a statement that women are free to make their own choices about their own lives, bodies, and family needs. Our website offers extensive information about abortion information and family planning information.“I have been personally involved from the beginning of my medical career in the advocacy of reproductive freedom, and I continue in this commitment.” Dr. Warren Hern, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. — leading late abortions specialist.
    We have survived anti-abortion harassment and violence and have demonstrated our own level of resolve and determination to provide these services to women in spite of everything. As a result, our patients are protected by the highest standards of safety and security as well as provided with understanding and compassion when they come into our offices.We provide every patient personal consultation time allowing the patient to ask any questions they may have and for Dr. Warren Hern and Staff to understand all the special circumstances surrounding each individual’s case.Call us to discuss your confidential situation. Proper discretion is always the order of the day at Boulder Abortion Clinic. 

    How can you help Dr. Hern? — If you can, please donate here: CrowdRise

Boulder Abortion Clinic - Dr. Warren Hern abortion doctor in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Abortion Clinic, P.C.
Warren M. Hern, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Quality Care for Women Since 1973
1130 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304 USA

Toll-free: 800-535-1287
Local:
303-447-1361
Fax:
303-449-5473

To learn more about Dr. Hern, read this article:

Abortion Doctor Writes Powerful Response to Anti-Abortion Witch Hunt by Contress

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/18/1601020/-Abortion-Doctor-Writes-Powerful-Response-to-Anti-Abortion-Witch-Hunt-by-Congress

Boulder Abortion Clinic

 

 

Abortion Clinic Spotlight: Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health, Knoxville Tennessee

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health abortion clinic in Knoxville, TN

http://www.kcrh.com

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health is a small not-for-profit educational reproductive health center dedicated to providing a wide range of medical services, including pregnancy testing, routine gynecological care, medical abortion (Abortion Pill) up to 10 weeks, first trimester aspiration and second trimester abortion up to 15 weeks, Morning After Pill, family planning counseling, and contraceptive (birth control) options.  The Center is fully licensed by the State of Tennessee.

We boast — “the most experienced clinic staff in the region.”

We are a member of the National Abortion Federation (”NAF”), an organization consisting of more than 300 abortion providers committed to protecting the availability of safe, legal abortion in the United States.

As of July 1, 2015, Tennessee politicians have imposed a 48 HOUR WAITING PERIOD requiring 2 trips to receive abortion services.

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health provides abortion services to surrounding counties including, Washington, Sullivan, McMinn, Hamblen, Bradley, Putnam, Cumberland, Rhea, Morgan, Scott, Roane, Cocke, Hawkins, and Greene County.

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health - abortion clinic in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health
1547 W. Clinch Ave. Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

office (865) 637-3861 | toll-free (800) 325-5357

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health

Abortion Research the Right Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The right doesn’t want women to know about abortion research saying termination is safe.

The right specializes in false science that tells women abortion causes breast cancer, leads to irreversible trauma, and shatters lives. Study after study has debunked this notion. In a world where women are made to feel ashamed and fearful of abortion, however, it’s easy for stigmatizing fake data to stick. Since the Supreme Court affirmed abortion as a Constitutional right, a few things have remained certain. Abortion saves lives. Abortion is safe. Abortion gives women more control over their lives. The right doesn’t want people to read real abortion research because that abortion research universally confirms the benefits of abortion. Here are five pieces of abortion research anti-choicers don’t want you to know.

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Abortion Facts: The Abortion Science Right Wingers Don’t Want You to Know

Abortion science makes it clear abortion is good for women.

Abortion science proves that abortion is good for women. 

 

If the anti-choice argument were as strong as its proponents like to think, it would be supported by sound science. It’s not. Anti-abortion zealots traffic in lies and half-truths. For women already conflicted over abortion, those lies can be the source of guilt, self-loathing, and fear. Researchers have crafted well-designed studies about the effects of abortion for decades. The inevitable conclusion? Anti-choicers are wrong about almost everything. Here are six pieces of abortion science anti-choicers don’t want you to know.

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Five (More) Things You Can Do to Fight Back Against Anti-Choice Zealots

In December, when the election of Donald Trump still felt like a nightmare, we offered five strategies to fight anti-choice laws and rhetoric. Now that President Trump is a frightening reality, it’s more important than ever to defend choice. The battle might seem like a losing one, but Trump and his administration specialize in demoralization. By making things seem hopeless, they hope to subvert the progressive will to keep fighting.

Don’t let them win. Here are five things you can do right now to fight for reproductive freedom. Fight back against anti-choice!

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Greater Abortion Access, Fewer Abortion Regulations Save Lives

As states across the nation move to constrain women’s abortion rights, U.S. maternal mortality continues to rise. The trend stands in contrast to other nations, which has seen sharp drops in deaths during and after pregnancy.

Republican’s haven’t made a peep about the upswing in maternal mortality. They have, however, moved to increase it by working to slash social safety net programs, remove maternity coverage mandated in the Affordable Care Act, limit access to birth control, and force women to carry to term even pregnancies resulting from rape. Republicans’ stark opposition to any policy that could lower abortion rates or reduce maternal mortality suggests their anti-choice politics have nothing to do with protecting life.

A study that’s gotten little press attention quietly argues that increased access to abortion could save women’s lives. In the midst of a maternity care crisis, the research argues, fewer—not more—abortion regulations could mean the difference between life and death. Republicans continue to attempt to regulate the practice, in spite of data suggesting regulations harm women.

Saving Women’s Lives With Abortion

The study—a doctoral thesis that looked at maternal mortality across the globe—emphasizes that unsafe abortion kills tens of thousands each year. In 2015, more than 300,000 women worldwide died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

The dissertation’s recommendations include:

  • Increasing access to knowledge about abortion. When providers understand abortion and the reasons women seek it, they are more likely to offer quality care.

  • Allowing midwives, not just doctors, to perform abortions. Research suggests that increasing the number of abortion providers can improve outcomes and lower the number of unsafe abortions.

  • Increasing access to contraceptives.

  • Improving women’s access to chemical abortions, including the so-called abortion pill.

  • Educating medical students about abortion laws. Doing so reduces stigma and increases empathy toward women who seek abortions.

Republican Anti-Abortion Measures Can Kill Women

Pro-life sentiments seem only to extend to the fetus—not the woman who carries it, and certainly not the baby after he or she is born. Their anti-abortion maneuvers read like an exact mirror image of recommendations to save women’s lives.

State legislatures have enacted measures to:

  • Require doctors to provide women with medically inaccurate abortion information.

  • Limit which providers can perform abortions, and in which contexts.

  • Decrease access to the abortion pill.

  • Force women to carry pregnancies to term, even if those pregnancies threaten their lives.

Under a Trump administration, these laws are likely headed to the Supreme Court, where abortion rights face an uncertain future. As men fight over what women can do with their bodies, women’s lives hang in the balance.

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Abortion

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch abortion.

He has never ruled on abortion. So what does the nominee believe about choice? He ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in the landmark decision about access to contraceptives. His other rulings point to a staunchly conservative judge. Learn more with our Daily Kos post.

Excerpt: Dianne Feinstein Presses Neil Gorsuch on Abortion Issues
By Joseph P. Williams, Staff Writer | March 22, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.

|| The senator questioned whether the judge, who has said he takes a literal view of the Constitution, would uphold the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.

Beliefs of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch abortion

Gorsuch has never ruled directly on Roe v. Wade, the landmark opinion legalizing abortion. But conservatives take comfort from some of the language in a book he has penned on assisted suicide.

“The idea that all human beings are intrinsically valuable and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong,” Gorsuch wrote in “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.”

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on Abortion - Opposes Abortion

Republicans Ignore Needs of Pregnant Women, Fetuses With Zika

The Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted infection that attacks the brain cells of fetuses in utero, could become a major public health threat this summer. But Republicans–in spite of their insistence that they care about unborn babies–refuse to do anything about it. Why would Republicans not want to fund Zika research? Most of them are old men that do not get pregnant and their wives are not allowed to go outside the home.

Learn more about the issue by reading our story on the Daily Kos here.