The Minnesota Independent

Reproductive Rights

ADL: Film linking abortion and Holocaust ‘cynical’ and ‘perverse’

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By Ashley Lopez | 11.14.11 | 3:00 am

The Anti-Defamation League said the film is a “cynical abuse of the memory of those killed in the Holocaust.”

Bachmann slams Obama, GOP candidates as socialists at Family Research Council speech

By Andy Birkey | 11.07.11 | 1:12 pm

Bachmann said she would defeat socialism, called the leading Republicans for the White House “frugal socialists,” and accused President Obama of working to “usurp” the U.S. Constitution.

Minnesota politics highlights reel: Oct. 22-28

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By Jon Collins | 10.29.11 | 1:00 am

The Minnesota Independent covered issues ranging from American Crystal Sugar’s negotiations with a locked out union to an anti-abortion activist planning to use campaign laws in a run against Rep. Keith Ellison to force Twin Cities media to run graphic anti-abortion ads.

Photo: Steve Rhodes, Flickr

Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ movement to come to Wisconsin

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By Sofia Resnick | 10.21.11 | 3:58 pm

The intended effect of “personhood” amendments is to criminalize abortion by changing the legal definition of a person to also include a fetus.

DeMint injects anti-abortion measure into funding bill

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By Sofia Resnick | 10.21.11 | 9:18 am

DeMint’s amendment, if successful, would bar discussion of abortion via telemedicine, the practice in which a doctor and patient communicate remotely, via, for example, satellite, video-conference or the Internet

Michele Bachmann campaigning in Waterloo, Iowa. Photo: Lynda Waddington

NARAL Pro-Choice targets Bachmann

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By Jon Collins | 10.18.11 | 12:08 pm

Bachmann’s struggling presidential campaign has recently refocused on Bachmann’s anti-abortion credentials, hoping to draw conservative supporters.

Peterson joins GOP to pass House anti-abortion bill, Bachmann misses vote

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By Jon Collins | 10.14.11 | 9:00 am

The bill, which the President has vowed to veto, would also strengthen conscience exemptions for medical facilities that disagree with abortion, such as religious institutions. Opponents say this clause could lead to pregnant women being denied life-saving medical care.

Anti-abortion group releases undercover recordings before House vote

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By Sofia Resnick | 10.13.11 | 9:16 am

Pres. Barack Obama plans to veto the “Protect Life Act” if it passes both houses of Congress.

Lagging in polls, Bachmann focuses campaign on abortion

By Andy Birkey | 10.07.11 | 6:00 am

Bachmann’s campaign is increasingly appealing to social conservatives to shore up her low poll numbers.

Crisis Pregnancy Clinic supporters to bring babies to lobby Congress Thursday

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By Sofia Resnick | 10.05.11 | 12:39 pm

There will also be a campaign next week in D.C. where anti-abortion activists will perform live ultrasounds on pregnant women.