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Jezebel: A Quick Jaunt Through the Many Sexual Misconduct Allegations Swarming State Legislatures

By Eleanore Wood / November 7, 2017

In the past month, women in politics have been sharing their stories of sexual misconduct. Women have accused lawmakers from seven different states so far. The Kentucky House Speaker, who admitted to sending explicit messages to a staffer resigned from his leadership role, but has not yet resigned from his seat in the legislature. A…

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Jezebel: At 6-Week Abortion Ban Hearing, Steve King Narrated a Sonogram

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2017

Wednesday, the Constitution and Civil Justice subcommittee held a hearing regarding the Heartbeat Protection Act, an act that would effectively ban all abortions after 6 weeks. This bill would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected, which thanks to modern technology, is often at 6 weeks. Many women don’t even know they’re pregnant at 6…

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Rewire: Five Things to Know About Congressional Republicans’ Total Abortion Ban

By Eleanore Wood / November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, Congress is hearing the Heartbeat Protection Act which would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected–effectively banning abortion at six weeks. Many women don’t even know they’re pregnant at six weeks. The House passed a bill in October that bans abortion at 20 weeks, so GOP leaders are wanting to follow their momentum…

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ThinkProgress: Congress is holding a hearing on a bill that would ban virtually all abortions

By Eleanore Wood / October 27, 2017

In January House Republicans introduced the Heartbeat Protection Act, which will be heard on November 1. This act would ban abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, which is often at 6 weeks. Since many women don’t even know they are pregnant before 6 weeks, this would effectively ban most abortions. It would also send physicians…

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Charlotte Deserves Access to Abortion Without Shame and Stigma

By Eleanore Wood / October 20, 2017

According to the Local Reproductive Freedom Index, Charlotte scores a 1.5…out of 5 stars. This means it is one of the worst cities for reproductive rights in the entire United States. Some factors that were considered when ranking cities were protecting access to abortion clinics, providing funding for reproductive rights, supporting young peoples’ access to…

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The Hill: McConnell: 20-week abortion ban will get Senate vote

By Eleanore Wood / October 17, 2017

Recently the House passed a 20-ban abortion bill, that will make it illegal for anyone to perform an abortion after 20 weeks, with prison and fines as possible penalties. Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the entire Republican party is in favor of this bill, however, he didn’t say when a vote can…

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