Yesterday, Five Individuals Determined the Fate of Millions of American Women

English: West face of the United States Suprem...

English: West face of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Español: Edificio de la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos en Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Originally published June 29, 2012 in Role/Reboot

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court upheld the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The court’s narrow vote of 5 to 4 means millions of American women will have dramatically better health care.

ObamaCare phases in over time. Under its provisions:

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Honor Dr. Tiller: Keep Late-Term Abortions Available

By Kate McGuinness
Published in Fem2.0 May 31, 2012

George Tiller abortion clinicMay 31, 2012 marks the third anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas physician who provided late-term abortions in his Wichita clinic. An abortion opponent fatally shot Dr. Tiller in the eye while he was handing out bulletins inside his church during worship services.

Dr. Tiller became a target of antiabortion activists because he performed abortions on women who had passed the twenty-first week of their pregnancies. These abortions terminated fetuses that either had severe or fatal birth defects or were healthy but whose birth would cause the woman “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function,” as certified by two other physicians.

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