Pro-Choice News Roundup

San Francisco Crisis Pregnancy Center Law Targets Anti-Abortion Groups. Huffington Post

To Curb Abortions, Opponents Focus on the Supply-Side. NPR.

French feminists say “au voir” to mademoiselle. Christian Science Monitor.

Abortion Drug bill In Oklahoma Blocked by Judge. Associated Press.

Ottawa Woman Streams Birth of Son Live on Internet. Huffington Post.

Anti-Abortion Groups Push ‘Heart Beat’ Bills in 50 States. Think Progress

Anita Hill Hearing Woke a Generation of Feminists. The Root.

Judge Blocks Texas Forced Sonogram Bill, Texas Women See Glimmer of Hope

NOTE: This is an update to fabulous Feminists For Choice blogger Maureen’s post. You can read it here.

I’m sure you read the horrific news coming out of Texas over the last few months. Our governor (and GOP presidential candidate) Rick Perry signed a bill requiring women seeking abortions to view a sonogram of their fetus. And that’s not even the bad part – these women would be forced to watch the sonogram with their physician describing the images to them and listen to an audio of the fetus’ heartbeat.

Yeah. Pretty terrible stuff, right? Luckily for Texas women (and children) though, the Texas Independent has reported that U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks has blocked the bill and struck down 2 of its more egregious provisions. In response to a petition from the Center for Reproductive Rights petition, Judge Sparks found that provisions of the bill violated the free speech rights of both patient and physician.  [Read more...]