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Oklahoma Governor Signs New Bill Restricting Medication Abortion

Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallin signed a bill Tuesday that would place restrictions on medication abortion by mandating that providers must follow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protocol.

HB 2684, sponsored by Rep. Randy Grau (R-Edmond), would update restrictions on medication abortions that were originally passed in 2011, but found unconstitutional in December.

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Mississippi Governor Signs 18-Week Abortion Ban

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a bill that will ban abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or after 18 weeks' gestation, which is two weeks earlier than most so-called "20-week abortion bans."

On Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a bill that will ban abortion 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period, or after 18 weeks’ gestation, which is two weeks earlier than most so-called “20-week abortion bans.”

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Mississippi Clinic Escort Discusses Anti-Choice Attacks on Patients

Clinic escort Michelle Colon discusses her experience dealing with anti-choice protesters during her time working at Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, and emphasizes the very serious need for buffer zone laws that the Supreme Court called into question in January of this year. [via Huffington Post]

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Abortion Restrictions in Missouri, and Ohio and ‘Veep’ Tackle Abortion

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Kellie Copeland of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio about clinic closures in her state. Also, I discuss how a Missiouri lawmaker condescends to women to justify abortion restrictions, and HBO sitcom Veep doesn’t hold back when doing an episode about abortion.

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Abortion Options, Explained

One in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime. It’s a safe, legal medical procedure that’s an important choice for a woman to have when she becomes pregnant before she is ready. Here’s what to expect if you decide this procedure is right for you. [via Planned Parenthood's A Naked Notion project.]

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Straight White Men Don’t Have to Fear the Anti-Sex Political Crusade

Straight white men know someone else will always have to pay the price for anti-sex legislation.

Straight white men benefit from sexual freedom and reproductive rights. So why do the majority of them continue to support politicians who want to take those things away? Because they know someone else will always have to pay the price.

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Dallas Hospital Revokes Privileges, Tells Abortion Providers They Damage Its ‘Reputation’

Two Texas doctors say a hospital caved to anti-choice activist "demands" when it revoked their privileges because they provide legal abortion care.

Two Texas doctors say a hospital caved to anti-choice activist “demands” when it revoked their privileges because they provide legal abortion care.

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Legal Abortion Care Ends at Another Texas Clinic After Hospital Revokes Privileges Without Notice

A clinic in El Paso was forced to stop providing legal abortion care, and found no relief in a federal court on Wednesday when it asked for a restraining order against Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law.

A clinic in El Paso was forced to stop providing legal abortion care, and found no relief in a federal court on Wednesday when it asked for a restraining order against Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Anti-Choice Advocates Seize on West Virginia Democrats’ Support of 20-Week Abortion Ban

The West Virginia Capitol building in Charleston

When West Virginia’s legislature voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in March, West Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly backed the ban, deliberately defying the national party’s support of abortion rights.

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Reproductive Rights Advocates Speak Out in New York City

On Friday, Stop Patriarchy held an Emergency Abortion Rights Speak Out in New York City, where activists, abortion providers, authors, and other advocates shared their abortion stories and experiences in an effort to raise awareness about the truth of pregnant people’s lives and the decisions that they make. Here is the full webcast of the event.

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