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Anti-Choice Lawmaker Cites Anti-Choice Protests as Reason to Target Alabama’s Lone Abortion Clinic

The sponsor of a new bill in the state says the legislation is necessary to protect school children from protests at abortion clinics that are often staged by the very same anti-choice activists who advocated for the bill.

The sponsor of a new bill in the state says the legislation is necessary to protect school children from protests at abortion clinics that are often staged by the very same anti-choice activists who advocated for the bill.

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Tennessee Legislature Cracks Down on Reproductive Rights

Gov. Bill Haslam (R) is expected to sign the anti-choice bills seeking to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services.

Tennessee appears poised to increase restrictions on access to abortion care, as state lawmakers passed bills to mandate a 48-hour waiting period and increase regulation of clinics that provide abortion services.

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Indiana Lawmaker: Arming Women Is the Solution to Domestic Violence

A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.

A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.

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Nevada Assembly Passes Parental Notification Bill

AB 405 would require physicians to notify parents or guardians of a minor in writing prior to providing abortion care. The physician would have to wait an additional 48 hours after sending notification before performing the abortion.

AB 405 would require physicians to notify parents or guardians of a minor in writing prior to providing abortion care. The physician would have to wait an additional 48 hours after sending notification before performing the abortion.

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Kansas Governor Takes ‘Punitive’ Action Against State Welfare Recipients

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Thursday that will severely limit how low-income people can spend state welfare benefits.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law Thursday that will severely limit how low-income people can spend state welfare benefits.

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Laws Banning Abortion Procedure ‘Substituting Political Decisions for Medical Decisions’

"I’m not sure what the impact will be or how we would comply because the bill is written with non-medical language, and it’s not written by doctors. It’s written by politicians," Mary Kogut, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, told RH Reality Check.

“I’m not sure what the impact will be or how we would comply because the bill is written with non-medical language, and it’s not written by doctors. It’s written by politicians,” Mary Kogut, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, told RH Reality Check.

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Arkansas Legislature’s Anti-Choice Bill Spree ‘Absolutely Devastating’ for Women

While Texas has so far dominated other states in the number of bills introduced, with at least 25 bills introduced to restrict reproductive rights, no other state has passed into law more anti-choice legislation in 2015 than Arkansas.

While Texas has so far dominated other states in the number of bills introduced, with at least 25 bills introduced to restrict reproductive rights, no other state has passed into law more anti-choice legislation in 2015 than Arkansas.

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Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Six-Week Abortion Ban

A lawmaker in Alabama has introduced a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would effectively ban abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before a woman may even know she is pregnant.

A lawmaker in Alabama has introduced a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would effectively ban abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before a woman may even know she is pregnant.

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Oklahoma Could Soon Have Abortion Waiting Period That Is Among the Nation’s Longest

Only three states—Missouri, South Dakota, and Utah—mandate a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion.

An Oklahoma senate committee passed a bill Monday that would increase the state’s mandatory waiting period for a woman seeking abortion care, with one Republican legislator comparing the decision to have an abortion to divorce proceedings.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Follow Kansas With Radical Anti-Choice Law

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature approved a ban on a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions, just one day after Kansas became the first state to ban the procedure.

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature approved a ban on a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions, just one day after Kansas became the first state to ban the procedure.

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