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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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The Law Doesn’t Care About Whether You Think an Abortion Was ‘Justified’

A lot of people's views on abortion could be described as “muddled." This is a fine way to view abortion when it comes to your own personal choices, but it creates problems when we're talking about policy

A lot of people’s views on abortion could be described as “muddled.” This is a fine way to view abortion when it comes to your own personal choices, but it creates problems when we’re talking about policy.

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People in New York City Explain Their Views on Abortion

A poll from Vox and PerryUndem published Wednesday asked 1,067 adults if they identify as “pro-life” or pro-choice, and 39 percent of the respondents did not choose a label. In this video, people on the streets of New York City explain their views on abortion and how for them the issue is not so black and white. [via Vox]

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Kansas Governor Signs ‘Dangerous’ Anti-Choice Bill Into Law

Gov. Sam Brownback during a private ceremony Tuesday signed a bill that made his state the first in the nation to criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions.

Gov. Sam Brownback during a private ceremony Tuesday signed a bill that made his state the first in the nation to criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions.

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‘Your Call’ Podcast: ‘Vessel’ and the Ways Women Counter Anti-Choice Laws

RH Reality Check Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joins Your Call‘s Rose Aguilar and Diana Whitten, director of the feature-length documentary Vessel, to discuss the different ways women’s health activists are combating anti-abortion laws.

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‘Personhood’ Amendment Could Be Considered in Louisiana

A Louisiana Republican pre-filed a bill Tuesday that would call for a constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The bill is the latest of the so-called personhood measures that have failed time and again in legislatures and ballot initiatives.

A Louisiana Republican pre-filed a bill Tuesday that would call for a constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The bill is the latest of the so-called personhood measures that have failed time and again in legislatures and ballot initiatives.

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New York Legislators Move to Strengthen Abortion Rights

New York state lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to codify a person’s right to abortion, moving state law in line with the federal standard outlined in Roe v. Wade.

New York state lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to codify a person’s right to abortion, moving state law in line with the federal standard outlined in Roe v. Wade.

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How Women Took Their Reproductive Rights Into Their Own Hands

This women’s history month, it’s time we honor the contributions of those who have been leaders on spreading information about the use of pills to safely terminate a pregnancy.

This women’s history month, it’s time we honor the contributions of those who have been leaders on spreading information about the use of pills to safely terminate a pregnancy.

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Pro-Choice Advocates On Radical Kansas Abortion Law: ‘We’ve Never Seen This Language Before’

Kansas lawmakers this week become the first in the country to pass a ban a medical procedure used for second trimester abortions and the management of miscarriage. The radical legislation is part of a coordinated effort by anti-choice activists in states across the country.

Kansas lawmakers this week became the first in the country to pass a ban a medical procedure used for second trimester abortions and the management of miscarriage. The radical legislation is part of a coordinated effort by anti-choice activists in states across the country.

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Ohio State Representative Shares Rape and Abortion Story

With the Ohio legislature considering a bill that would ban abortion at the stage when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) opened up on the floor of the state house earlier this week about her sexual assault and subsequent abortion, and calls the bill “fundamentally inhuman” and  “unconstitutional.” [Via ThinkProgress]

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