Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Choice News June 8th 2010

2010 Elections

The Washington Times reports that anti-choice conservatives are eager to play a role in winning back seats in the 2010 midterm elections.

Anti-Choice Legislation

The New York Times looks at the anti-choice state laws that have passed this year and anti-choice bills currently working their way through state legislatures. Both pro-choice and anti-choice activists agree that the volume of anti-choice legislation passed this year is unusually high.

The Alaska Supreme Court ruled to allow a ballot initiative requiring parental notification for minors seeking abortion care to go on the August ballot.

Supreme Court Watch

The New York Times reports that the lead-up to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings has been unusually quiet.

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. lauds former Supreme Court Justice David Souter for pointing out the problems with the idea of "originalism" as employed by the conservative justices on the bench.

Other News of Note

Writing for RH Reality Check, Amanda Marcotte reports on the annual anti-choice campaign, "The Pill Kills." The emphasis this year is on the exaggerated claims that birth control pills that make their way into the sea are contaminating fish with too much estrogen.

Time Magazine reports that illegal abortions are widespread in Brazil, which has a ban on the procedure except under limited circumstances.

A CDC survey finds that U.S. teenagers are more accepting of teen pregnancy and pregnancy outside of marriage.

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