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As Mississippi votes on ‘personhood’ amendment, can science tell us when life begins?

Mississippi is set to vote on a measure that would redefine “personhood.” Why can’t science just tell us when human life begins?


Lower percentage of OB-GYNs willing to perform abortions, study finds

A new survey finds that only one in seven OB-GYNs is willing to provide abortion services to patients, a drop from previous years.


  How the anti-abortion rights movement has succeeded at the state level

Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United for Life, talks about how the strategy of the anti-abortion rights movement has changed in recent years, and what the movement has achieved by focusing on changing law at the state level.


The united states of women: Why we’re still discussing women’s rights

Thirty-eight years ago, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Roe v. Wade – yet women’s reproductive rights are still being challenged. Alison Stewart talks to three different women, from three different eras, about some political, legal, economic and cultural issues faced by women in the U.S. today.


Furor erupts over S.D. bill that would make killing to defend fetus a ‘justifiable homicide’

Critics said the “hidden intent” was to restrict access to abortion, prompting the bill’s sponsor to shelve the measure indefinitely.


What do Somalia, Sudan, Iran and the U.S. have in common?

None have signed the U.N.’ Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

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