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Planned Parenthood Announces Plan to Build New Surgery Center in Texas

Downtown San Antonio

The $5 million San Antonio facility is being planned in anticipation of the enactment of the final provision of Texas’ new omnibus anti-abortion law that mandates all abortion procedures be performed or administered in ambulatory surgical centers.

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Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift: Changing the Conversation on Reproductive Rights and Moral Values

If we want Americans to understand and distance themselves from the moral emptiness of the “pro-life” movement, we will have to challenge the patriarchs on their home turf, in their position as moral guides.

If we want Americans to understand and distance themselves from the moral emptiness of the “pro-life” movement, we will have to challenge the patriarchs on their home turf, in their position as moral guides.

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South Dakota Governor Signs Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions, or an abortion that’s chosen based on the gender of the fetus—a practice that reproductive rights advocates say is not a concern in the state.

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Delaware Doctor Who Worked With Gosnell May Get His License Back

A Delaware doctor, Arturo Apolinario, whose license was suspended during the investigation against Kermit Gosnell, may get his license back, even if only to retire.

A Delaware doctor, Arturo Apolinario, whose license was suspended during the investigation against Kermit Gosnell, may get his license back, even if only to retire.

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‘RH Reality Check’ Editor at Large Erin Matson Explains How Legal Abortion Is a Life-Sustaining Act

In response to outrage over a display at the University of Michigan referring to abortion as a “life-sustaining act,” RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson explains to anti-choice advocate Kelsey Osterman of Red Alert Politics that legal abortion is in fact a life-sustaining act for pregnant people. As an example of how abortion can be life-saving, Matson discusses the case of Beatriz in El Salvador, who very nearly died without one last year.

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West Virginia Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

Last Friday, Tomblin vetoed the bill, HB 4588, which resembles legislation passed and later blocked by courts in Arizona, Georgia, and Idaho.

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Why a Woman Would Want an Abortion

Rachel Maddow reports in September 2012 on an interview between Al Jazeera America and Rep. Jim Buchy (R-OH), an anti-choice politician who at the time was effectively attempting to ban abortion in Ohio. Although this interview happened almost two years ago, it holds incredible relevance for today. Is the question the Al Jazeera reporter asks Buchy—”What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion?”—one that any anti-choice legislators know the answer to? [via UpWorthy]

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‘Democracy Now!’ Interviews Susan Cahill of a Vandalized Clinic in Montana

Democracy Now! interviews All Families Healthcare owner Susan Cahill, whose clinic offered decades of safe abortion only to be vandalized into indefinite closure earlier this month. Zachary Klundt, son of former board member of the anti-choice group Hope Pregnancy Ministries Twyla Klundt, has been charged with the vandalism. Support All Families Healthcare here.

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Two Anti-Choice Candidates in Colorado Rescind Support for ‘Personhood’

Days after Rep. Cory Gardner (left), who's hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, dropped his longstanding support of the amendment, Rep. Mike Coffman (right), who also had long supported the measure, backed off it as well.

Days after Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who’s hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, dropped his longstanding support of the amendment, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who also had long supported the measure, backed off it as well.

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Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.

While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.

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