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Ohio House Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Ban Health Insurance Coverage of Abortion

The bill also seeks to ban coverage of some forms of birth control.

The bill also seeks to ban coverage of some forms of birth control, which anti-choice lawmakers incorrectly argue are abortifacients.

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Louisiana Lawmakers Pass Bill to Keep Pregnant Women on Mechanical Support Against Their Wishes

The Louisiana legislature passed a bill to require physicians to keep brain-dead women on life support if they are pregnant, if the physician determines there is any chance that the fetus is viable.

The Louisiana legislature passed a bill that requires physicians to keep brain-dead women who are pregnant on mechanical support if the physician determines there is a chance the fetus is viable.

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Oklahoma Follows Texas’ Lead With Law to Limit Abortion Access

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, among other medically unnecessary requirements for clinics in the state.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, among other medically unnecessary requirements for clinics in the state.

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Louisiana Legislature Passes Two More Anti-Choice Bills (Updated)

The Louisiana Senate passed two pieces of anti-choice legislation Tuesday.

One bill would ban abortion providers from teaching sex education in public schools, while the other would require women seeking an abortion to receive information written by the state about the alleged mental health risks associated with the procedure.

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New Hampshire Governor to Sign Bill Creating Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

New Hampshire will join a growing number of states and municipalities that have passed restrictions on anti-choice protests at reproductive health care clinics.

On Thursday, the state senate voted on final passage of a bill that would create a 25-foot buffer zone around the five clinics in the state that provide abortion services.

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Louisiana Committee Passes Bill That Would Keep Pregnant Women on Mechanical Support Against Their Wishes

After emotional testimony given by opponents of a bill that would allow the state of Louisiana to invalidate any advance directives when a patient is pregnant, regardless of the viability of the fetus, a committee voted to pass the bill and send it to the full senate.

After emotional testimony given by opponents of a bill that would allow the state of Louisiana to invalidate any advance directives when a patient is pregnant, regardless of the viability of the fetus, a committee voted to pass the bill and send it to the full senate.

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Admitting Privileges Bill (Corrected)

The Oklahoma capitol building.

A day after the Louisiana legislature passed a bill modeled after a Texas law that has severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion in the state, the Oklahoma senate has done the same.

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Kansas County Rejects State Funds for Contraception After Commissioner Conflates IUDs With Abortifacients

Despite the fact that IUDs and other forms of contraception prevent pregnancy from occurring, and therefore cannot cause an abortion, Saline County Commissioner John Price said during a meeting Tuesday, “I think it is murder to take this [grant money]. To me it is murder, and I am not standing for it.”

Despite the fact that IUDs and other forms of contraception prevent pregnancy from occurring, and therefore cannot cause an abortion, Saline County Commissioner John Price said during a meeting Tuesday, “I think it is murder to take this [grant money]. To me it is murder, and I am not standing for it.”

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Louisiana Legislature Sends Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill to Gov. Jindal, Reproductive Rights Advocates Call for Boycott

In response to the passage of the legislation, reproductive rights advocates have called for boycotting the state.

Without any debate, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would impose regulations aimed at severely limiting access to abortion. It is expected to be signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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Campaign for Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Ballot Initiative Fails

The proposed state constitutional amendment declaring that life begins at conception was nearly identical to an initiative that was rejected by 58 percent of Mississippi voters in 2011.

The proposed state constitutional amendment declaring that life begins at conception was nearly identical to an initiative that was rejected by 58 percent of Mississippi voters in 2011.

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