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West Virginia House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

West Virginia House of Delegates

The West Virginia House of Delegates Tuesday night passed a controversial bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the state.

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We Respected Albuquerque Women and Won: Lessons Learned From Albuquerque

Two women from Young Women United protest for the rights of Albuquerque women.

Young Women United and Strong Families New Mexico are two of the reproductive justice groups that recently helped defeat a significant anti-abortion ballot measure in Albuquerque. Here’s how they won.

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Proposed Abortion Coverage Ban Moves Forward in Georgia

A state senate committee in Georgia approved a bill that would ban many health insurance plans from covering abortion care except in a narrowly defined "medical emergency."

A state senate committee in Georgia approved a bill that would ban many health insurance plans from covering abortion care except in a narrowly defined “medical emergency.”

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South Dakota Legislature Tables Bill That Could Have Banned Abortion at Seven Weeks

Two South Dakota bills that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion procedures as well as penalties on abortion providers, including possible life in prison, will not move forward in the legislature.

Two South Dakota bills that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion procedures as well as penalties on abortion providers, including possible life in prison, will not move forward in the legislature.

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Abortion on ‘House of Cards,’ and Sexual Assault at Patrick Henry College

On this episode of Reality Cast, I review the abortion storyline in House of Cards and examine if anti-choice rhetoric is getting even more outrageous these days. Also, Kiera Feldman is on to talk about the problem of sexual assault at Patrick Henry College.

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20-Week Abortion Ban Likely to Pass West Virginia House

West Virginia House of Delegates

After passing a second house committee vote on Friday, a 20-week ban looks poised to pass the West Virginia house and could potentially pass the senate as well.

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The Anti-Choice Movement Is a Denialist Movement

A new evidence-based report from the United Nations Population Fund recommends that “unnecessary restrictions on abortion should be removed and governments should provide access to safe abortion services.” The debate over abortion is now less about values and now a struggle between denialism and the facts.

A new evidence-based report from the United Nations Population Fund recommends that “unnecessary restrictions on abortion should be removed and governments should provide access to safe abortion services.” The debate over abortion is now less about values and now a struggle between denialism and the facts.

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Abortion Bans Force Women to ‘New Back Alley’

Rebekah Dryden, senior producer for All In with Chris Hayes, talks with Rachel Maddow about the anti-choice movement targeting medication abortions. [via MSNBC]

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Constitutional Court Issues Decision on Abortion Restrictions in Bolivia

View over the city of Sucre, Bolivia.

In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia.

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Alabama Lawmakers Propose Near-Total Abortion Ban, Other Severe Restrictions

New bills in Alabama would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get one, and force women with fatal fetal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in Alabama.

The new bills would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get an abortion, and force women carrying fetuses with fatal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in the state.

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