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TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate

Maine's Republican-majority state senate voted 21-14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state's Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.

Maine’s Republican-majority state senate voted 21 to 14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state’s Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.

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Arkansas Appeals Federal Court Block on 12-Week Abortion Ban

Attorneys for the state argue its safe haven laws allow it to ban abortions prior to viability.

Attorneys for the state argue its safe haven laws allow it to ban nearly all abortions prior to viability.

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Iowa Governor Will Continue to Decide Who Gets Medicaid Funds for Abortion Care

An Iowa appropriations bill would require people seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound and continue to require Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to personally decide which abortions are covered by Medicaid.

An Iowa appropriations bill would require people seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound and continue to require Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to personally decide which abortions are covered by Medicaid.

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Reproductive Rights Advocates Suffer Setbacks

On this episode of Reality Cast, Shoshannah Sayers of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina explains what’s going on in her state. Also, Texas gets closer to all but banning abortion, and Jeb Bush gets in trouble for his hateful comments from 20 years ago.

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Lindsey Graham Pushes for 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate—Again

“I can promise you a debate in 2015, and a vote,” Graham said at a press conference Thursday.

“I can promise you a debate in 2015, and a vote,” Graham said at a press conference Thursday.

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Wisconsin Senate Approves Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk.

The GOP-majority Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization, a measure that Gov. Scott Walker has pledged he will sign if it gets to his desk.

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Abortion Rates Alone Don’t Tell Us What We Need to Know About the State of Reproductive Wellness

While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don't know whether there's been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.

While a new Associated Press report suggests the abortion rate is declining in almost all states, we still don’t know whether there’s been an increase in reproductive wellness. Focusing only on a lowered abortion rate as metric of health and well-being is both inaccurate and stigmatizing of abortion.

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What the Fifth Circuit’s Latest Ruling on HB 2 Means for Abortion Clinics in Texas

At HuffPost Live, RH Reality Check’s Andrea Grimes joins reproductive rights activist and writer Katie Klabusich, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’ Heather Busby, and abortion provider Amy Hagstrom Miller to discuss the state of abortion clinics in Texas now that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld part of a law that forces clinics there to operate under the same regulations as surgical centers.

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Texas Abortion Providers Set Their Sights on the Supreme Court

On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state's omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.

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Alabama Lawmakers Fail to Further Restrict Abortion Rights

Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.

Alabama legislators were unable to pass any measures this year to further restrict reproductive rights, despite introducing three anti-choice bills and advancing one piece of legislation that would have regulated abortion clinics like registered sex offenders.

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