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Virginia Moves Forward With Governor’s Directive to Review Abortion Clinic Regulations

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

The state’s health board held a public meeting addressing the status of the review process Thursday, a process that is expected to take months to complete and possibly years to implement.

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New Hampshire Governor Signs Buffer Zone Bill

Flanked by lawmakers and supporters, Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill Tuesday that will create a 25-foot buffer zone around the five clinics that provide abortion services in the state.

Flanked by lawmakers and supporters, Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill Tuesday that will create a 25-foot buffer zone around the five clinics that provide abortion services in the state.

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New York Lawmakers Urge Passage of Pregnancy Non-Discrimination Bill

The New York State Assembly Chamber

Sponsored by Assembly member Aileen Gunther (D-Sullivan County), A 1264 would require employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees who are pregnant.

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Louisiana Resubmits Hospital Privatization Plan to Federal Agency

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has revised its plan to privatize state-run hospitals with federal dollars and resubmitted it to the agency that just last month rejected the proposal.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has revised its plan to privatize state-run hospitals with federal dollars and resubmitted it to the agency that just last month rejected the proposal.

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Oklahoma Prosecutors Decline to Charge Teen Who Allegedly Self-Induced Abortion

The District Attorney in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, announced Thursday that prosecutors would decline to file criminal charges against a teenage girl who allegedly self-induced an abortion.

The district attorney’s office in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, announced Thursday that prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against a teenage girl who allegedly self-induced an abortion.

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‘Boss Bill’ Passes New York Senate Committee

The proposed law would update New York’s existing workplace anti-discrimination laws to prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their reproductive health-care decisions.

The proposed law would update New York’s existing workplace anti-discrimination laws to prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their reproductive health-care decisions.

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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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