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After One Year of Forced Ultrasounds in Virginia, Report Examines Role of CPCs

Sex-selection bans have indeed proliferated throughout the US. They have also merited relative silence from the mainstream reproductive rights movement.

A new report from the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation shows that crisis pregnancy centers are misleading and in some cases obstructing patients from accessing abortion services, and they are doing so under the auspices of being sanctioned by the state.

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‘Shame, Shame’: North Carolina Sharia Law Bill With Abortion Restrictions Passes State Senate

Crowd outside the North Carolina Capitol protests against SB 695, chanting: "They pass this bill, what'll we do? Fight, fight, fight!"

HB 695 passed the North Carolina senate Wednesday in a 29-12 vote, adding North Carolina to the list of states that have in recent weeks circumvented the traditional legislative process to push through sweeping anti-abortion bills.

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North Carolina GOP Tack Multiple Abortion Restrictions Onto Sharia Law Bill

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

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Chris Christie Vetoes Family Planning Funding for the Fifth Time

In a sure sign that he is still running for president, the New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie (above) vetoes family planning funding for the 5th time.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed the state budget, and once again has refused the inclusion of additional funding for family planning services. Christie previously vetoed the funding in 2012, in 2011, and twice in 2010.

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Ohio Enacted Some of the Nation’s Toughest Abortion Restrictions—What Now?

The legislature has pushed through a number of restrictions with little to no debate. So what's next for those in need in Ohio?

Although disappointed, reproductive rights groups are already looking ahead as they try to come to terms with this new landscape.

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North Carolina Governor to Sign Bill Forcing Educators to Teach That Abortion Is Cause of Pre-Term Birth

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions.

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory argues that supporting the bill does not violate his campaign promise to not sign any anti-choice legislation into law, because SB 132 is, he says, an education bill, not an abortion restriction.

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Delaware Bill Allowing Employees to File Complaints About Abortion Clinics Heads to Governor’s Desk

A new bill that will allow employees, and not just patients, file complaints against abortion clinics via the Department of Health and Human Services is on its way to the desk of Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signature.

A Delaware bill will change who can file complaints regarding abortion clinics as well as make it more difficult to achieve accreditation.

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Ohio Governor Signs 2014 Budget With 5 Radical Amendments

The governor had little problem using his veto pen on the state budget, but wouldn't cross of any one of 5 anti-women, anti-health amendments.

The governor had little problem using his veto pen on the state budget, but wouldn’t cross of any one of five anti-women, anti-health amendments.

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Wisconsin Legislature Considers ‘Fetal Remains’ Bill

AB 252 would require fetal remains to be handled through "burial, interment, entombment, cremation, incineration, or delivery to a medical or dental school anatomy department as an anatomical gift." But the bill's sponsor says telling patients about this process would place an "undue burden" on them.

AB 252 would require fetal remains to be handled through “burial, interment, entombment, cremation, incineration, or delivery to a medical or dental school anatomy department as an anatomical gift.” But the bill’s sponsor says telling patients about this process would place an “undue burden” on them.

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Iowa Anti-Choice Activists Attempt to Cirumvent Legislature to Ban Telemed Abortions

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

Iowa Right to Life is spearheading an effort to demand that the Iowa Board of Medicine “stop webcam abortions,” presenting what they say is 20,000 signatures from medical professionals.

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