Robin Marty

Robin Marty is Senior Political Reporter for RH Reality Check

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:40am
New Abortion Restrictions Show Lawmakers’ Complete Contempt for Women
There comes a point in the legislative season when those of us who track anti-choice bills start to get a bit bogged down by the onslaught of new legislation. So many bills get proposed that you begin to lose track of which state is banning what. For reporters, the work can be overwhelming.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:21am
Arkansas Activists Eager to Fight for Reproductive Rights
Thunderstorms may have been looming, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of what was reported to have been hundreds of Arkansas reproductive rights supporters who gathered at the state capitol in Little Rock on Saturday to oppose new unconstitutional abortion http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/02/28/arkansas-leg
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:30am
They Are Coming for Your Birth Control
( Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception? Think again. Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control .)
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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 3:29pm
All In: North Dakota Anti-Choicers Seek Heartbeat Bans, Human Life Amendments, TRAP Laws, and More
The North Dakota legislature only meets every other year, so in its "on" year it has a lot of business to accomplish. Sadly, it looks like the major focus this year will be banning abortion any way they can.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 7:01am
Synder Vetoes Gun Bill. Will Omnibus Anti-Choice Bill Be Next?
Michigan Governor Rick Synder is starting to feel the pressure from constituents when it comes to his support of massively unpopular bills, and the criticism is having its intended effect. In the wake of the tragic shooting in Connecticut, the Republican governor vetoed the state's new gun law, one that would allow firearms in schools and daycare centers.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:37am
Health Groups Urge Synder to Veto Omnibus Anti-Choice "Super Bill"
Michigan's onmibus anti-abortion "super bill" was nearly guaranteed to pass the state senate the moment it was announced it would be up for a vote.
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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:27am
What Does the Church Think? Women's Rights Framed as Religious Question In VP Debate
Two debates into a four debate format, we have now seen all four members of the opposing campaigns debate the issues most important to the American voters. In that total 180 minutes of debate time, topics traditionally considered to be "women's issues" have been discussed for exactly six minutes. That's 3.3 percent of the total discussion.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:56am
'Abortions on Women Who Aren't Pregnant' Common Trope of Anti-Choice Movement
Reproductive rights reporter (and RH Reality Check weekly columnist) Amanda Marcotte writes Tuesday that Missouri Congressman and Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, already well-known for his solidly anti-choice positions, gave a speech in 2008 in which he states that, among other things, abortion providers perform abortions on "women who are not actually pregnant."
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 12:16pm
The Best of Reproductive Rights at the DNC
The Democratic National Convention is underway this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, making the pitch for re-electing President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:23am
"Egg-as-Person" Falls Short of Number Needed For Colorado Ballot
The activists behind the egg-as-person movement--which wants to convey the full rights of personhood under the law on fertilized eggs--have failed in their bid for another ballot initiative (third time's the charm!) in Colorado.
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