A report by The Guttmacher Institute, finds that in addition to these laws, more than 120 other bills have been approved by at least one chamber of the legislature, and some interesting trends are emerging. As a whole, the proposals introduced this year are more hostile to abortion rights than in the past: 56% of the bills introduced so far this year seek to restrict abortion access, compared with 38% last year. Three topics—insurance coverage of abortion, restriction of abortion after a specific point in gestation and ultra sound requirements—are topping the agenda in several states and all three have been approved by the Kansas legislature.
For the complete Guttmacher report, click here.
Joining us to talk about what has happened in the Kansas legislature is Kari Ann Rinker, State Coordinator of Kansas NOW, and Shanna Kay Crowe. Then, Amanda Marcotte, a blogger RH Reality Check, best known for her writing on feminism and politics, joins Community bridge to discuss what is happening at a national level. In 2008, Marcotte published her first book, entitled It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments. Listeners can find her blog at RH Reality Check here.
Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP's War on Women, MoveOn.org
Men's Health Cover Flashing GOP Congressman's Tight Abs Reveals How Conservatives Worship a Cartoonish Hyper-Masculinity by Amanda Marcotte
Anti-Abortion Strategy in the Age of Obama, by Frederick Clarkson, Political Research Assoicates
The Return of Back Alley Abortions, Michelle Goldberg, The Daily Beast
Behind the Right's Fetal Pain Push, Mother Jones
Horrific Bill Takes the GOP's War on Women to a Whole New Extreme by Vicki Saporta, The Hill
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