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New Indiana Parental Notification Law Is Unconstitutional, Some say

Last month, a US District Court judge granted a temporary injunction against Indiana’s new state law allowing judges to notify the parents of a minor girl when she is seeking an abortion. Current Indiana law already requires a minor who does not have parental consent for an abortion to petition the court for the right to have the procedure. The …

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Daily Local News – July 24, 2017

Monroe County Election Board representative Carolyn VandeWiele seeks to reassure voters that state law protects their privacy; The city will close the B-Line Trail on Tuesday to apply herbicide along its path; INDOT narrows I-69 Ohio River bridge crossing options to two. FEATURE Indiana’s new law allowing judges to notify parents of minor girls’ attempts to undergo abortions has been …

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Federal Judge Blocks Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion. House Enrolled Act 1337 went into effect last year. It added the 18 hour requirement to the state’s existing ultrasound requirement. Previously, it was possible for women to have the ultrasound and the abortion procedure on …

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Daily Local News – January 19, 2017

Bloomington is about to conduct what officials believe is the city’s first ever community-wide scientific survey; The Indiana House of Representatives has drafted a new bill regarding abortion, and activist organizations have started to resist; The City Council gave its final approval for a four-year collective bargaining agreement between the City of Bloomington and Professional Firefighters Local 586; The extension …

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Interchange – For Want of a Better Choice: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton

It’s thought that to get a woman in the White House would be an achievement for all women everywhere, a kind of trickle-down feminism. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the mantle of feminist elect has descended on Hillary Clinton and dissent seems tantamount to political betrayal. A new book, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham …

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Voices in the Street – The Fight Against Women’s Rights Continues: Republicans Push Through a Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday, along mostly partisan lines, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Women’s health provider Planned Parenthood of its funding in a stopgap funding bill aimed at keeping federal agencies operating in the fiscal year. Although the bill is expected to fail in the Senate, voices in the street wanted to know what your friends and neighbors think …

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Daily Local News – September 22, 2015

Earlier today both of Indiana’s U.S. senators voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions; IU-Bloomington is moving to compost much of its food waste; The People’s Art Fair is looking for new participants for their event, which takes place October 3rd. FEATURE Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the …

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Interchange – Is a Woman a Person? Needing Ellen Willis More Than Ever

So, here we are, August 4th, 2015, and I’m asking “Is a Woman A Person?” You laugh, no, scoff at me for asking this. Of course!, you say. But are we “persons” by degrees with some considered lesser beings? Consider the concerted attack on women’s health funding by Republicans seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. It seems women ought to be …

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Interchange – What Makes Us Vulnerable: The Essential Ellen Willis

Our topic for the next hour is the cultural and critical writing of Ellen Willis who was the New Yorker‘s first rock critic and the cofounder of the radical feminist group the Redstockings. Her essays have been described as always unsettling, combining passion and moral clarity, espresso for the feminist soul, and relevant as ever, with a continuing influence on …

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ACLU takes on SEA371

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed a lawsuit in federal court this morning challenging Indiana’s newest law regulating abortion clinics. Senate Enrolled Act 371, passed earlier this year, calls for facilities that prescribe and dispense abortion-inducing medications to have many of the same emergency and urgent care resources as hospitals. The bill affects only one facility in the state, …

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