<\body> Stories in America: Undercovered Stories: New Abortion Restrictions in Missouri and Kentucky

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Undercovered Stories: New Abortion Restrictions in Missouri and Kentucky

General

*There is now only a single woman on the court. Imagine the world if homes, businesses, schools, had one woman for every eight men.
Source: Newsweek

*Many states fail to adequately protect incarcerated women from sexual misconduct at the hands of corrections staff and allow the dangerous practice of shackling inmates during the third trimester of pregnancy -- including during labor and delivery, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) said in a report released at the start of Women's History Month.
Source: Amnesty International USA


In the Workplace

*A Colorado Springs woman who claimed that Wal-Mart fired her after she accused a co-worker of sexual harassment appears to have reached a settlement with the retail giant. Sherri Anderson, a 40-year-old former Wal-Mart employee, filed the suit in federal district court last year, alleging she was discriminated against because she is a woman. She claimed a store greeter made sexually suggestive remarks, pinched her bottom and tried to grab her breast, causing her "humiliation [and] injury in reputation" at the 3201 E. Platte Ave. Wal-Mart.
Source: CSIndy


Reproductive Rights

*The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions, a decision that turns the focus of the legal battle to federal court. The unanimous ruling Tuesday by Missouri's highest court focused on whether the 2003 law ran contrary to the state constitution. The judges rejected arguments that it was overly vague and deprived people of liberty and privacy rights.
Source: AP

*Women seeking abortions [in Kentucky] would have to be told in person of medical risks and alternatives at least 24 hours before the procedure, under two bills that advanced in the Senate and House yesterday. Women now normally receive that information from a recorded telephone message. But Senate Bill 125, which passed the Senate 34-3 and now goes to the House, would require the information to be delivered "orally" and "in person" by a doctor or a doctor's designee.
Source: The Courier-Journal

6 Comments:

At 3/02/2006 12:50 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

This story caught my eye as it reminded me of your enthusiasm for legislation that would result in the arrest and (potential) incarceration of pharmacists who refuse to sell birth control pills.

Maybe these anti-choicers are getting what they deserve....

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/06022705.html

 
At 3/02/2006 1:00 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Good Lord, these anti-choicers are everywhere. Now they're trying to shame women into not aborting baby girls. These people are sick...good grief, aborting girls is getting rid of unwanted children! Off with their little heads, I say!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/02/26/wabort26.xml

 
At 3/02/2006 1:45 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

"She claimed a store greeter made sexually suggestive remarks, pinched her bottom and tried to grab her breast..."

So, how long has Clinton been working at WalMart?

 
At 3/02/2006 8:03 AM, Anonymous tommy said...

timmy, do you get off on posting drivel?

 
At 3/02/2006 9:17 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

timmy, do you get off on posting drivel?

Not really...for that I prefer the hidden toilet cam footage I download from tommysmom.com.

 
At 3/02/2006 10:34 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Rose....

You've posted about this a few times -- thought you might be interested...
http://tfgwebmaster.web.aplus.net/wwwthefuturegrouporg/id30.html

(Hey, looks like the U.S. ain't all bad!)

 

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