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Entries by Laura Bassett from 09/2011

2012 GOP Candidates: Where Do They Stand On Women's Health Issues?

Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

The president of the United States wields a great deal of power over reproductive freedom and choice through judicial nominations, budget appropriatio...

Michele Bachmann Avoids Gender Politics In Presidential Campaign

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

During Wednesday night's Republican debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) stood at a podium flanked by seven men. She articulated her plan to repeal "...

Obama Jobs Plan: Women Pleasantly Surprised

Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

While men lost more jobs in the recession than women, women have been slower to recover, losing nearly 300,000 jobs since the economic "recovery" bega...

Mississippi 'Personhood' Law Could Ban Abortions And Birth Control

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Mississippi voters will be allowed to decide on a ballot measure that defines "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, the Mississippi Supreme C...

Rick Perry's HPV Vaccine Law Sparks Political Fight That Ignores Health Issues

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

As the Republican presidential field continues to attack Texas Gov. Rick Perry's executive order mandating the HPV vaccine for young girls, health adv...

Virginia Board Of Health Passes Strictest Abortion Clinic Regulations In The Nation

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

The Virginia Board of Health passed the most severe abortion clinic regulations in the nation on Thursday, which health advocates say could effectivel...

HPV Vaccine No More A 'Government Injection' Than Other Mandatory Vaccines, Health Officials Say

Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry's 2007 decision to mandate the human papillomavirus vaccination for young girls and Rep. Michele Bachmann's inflammatory rema...

As Mississippi Debates Extreme 'Personhood' Amendment, Advocates Ask Where Are The Dems?

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippians are set to vote on a ballot measure this November that would redefine the word "person" in the state constitution to incl...

Michigan Legislature Passes 'Partial-Birth' Abortion Ban

Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan lawmakers passed legislation last week that will ban "partial-birth" abortions, which have been federally outlawed since 2007 a...

Planned Parenthood Investigation Is An Abuse Of Government Resources, Democrats Charge

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ranking Democrats on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sharply criticized Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) on Tuesday over his call ...

Mexico's 'Roe v. Wade' Lets Stand Definition Of Embryos As Legal Persons

Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court of Mexico fell one vote shy of overturning Baja California state's "personhood" amendment on Wednesday night, ensuring...