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State laws protecting the right to choose passed since 2009

The following states have passed laws protecting the right to choose since the death of Dr. George Tiller in 2009:

Arizona:

  • 7/2009  Prohibits coercing a woman into having an abortion
  • 7/2009  Establishes criteria for a judge to utilize when considering bypassing the state's parental consent for abortion law

California:

Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

While addressing the conservative Value Voter Summit, Senator Ted Cruz conflated birth control with abortion-inducing medication, a common erroneous talking point for the anti-choice proponents.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday repeated the misguided conservative talking point that the birth control coverage rule included in Obamacare forces employers to cover abortion-inducing pills.

Out of Africa, to an Israeli Wildlife Hospital

Located in the migratory path of birds and dedicated to creatures great and small, an Israeli wildlife hospital provides refuge and care for wild animals in need.

The swift that survived, the hedgehog that didn’t, the Steppe Eagle that flew in from Africa with an arrow in its flesh, and other life-and-death tales from a Ramat Gan facility that treats all creatures great and small.

Why It Matters - Colorado Recall Election 2013

Democratic Colorado State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron were ousted this week in a recall election that will have impact far beyond the state's borders. For supporting the states new stricter gun laws, the two were subjected to a one-issue recall campaign. Historically, recall elections have been considered in cases of criminal or unethical activity, not a single vote. This matters because the recall election and its result will give pause to any lawmaker in any state who considers a vote to impose stricter gun laws.

Congressmembers Participate in Fact-Finding, Educational Trip to Israel Prior to Peace Talks

This year’s trip included the largest delegation of freshmen Representatives ever.

Each year, the American Israel Education Foundation sponsors a Congressional trip to Israel. The trip is intended to help educate political leaders and influentials about the importance of the U.S./Israel relationship through firsthand experiences in Israel, briefings by experts on Middle East affairs, and meetings with Israeli political elite. 

One Person Can Make A Difference

I choose to believe that I can make a difference. I choose to believe that working with others whose passions I share can change the course of events. I choose to believe that each of us reaches a line where we must be willing to act. Once the ine is crossed, we recognize that acting is the only way we can find peace within ourselves.

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