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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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Senate Democrats Propose ‘Affordability Is Access’ Bill for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.

Not to be outdone by Republicans who say they support expanding “access” to contraception by making birth control available over the counter, Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sure that if that does happen, women can still get birth control through their insurance without paying extra.

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Court Upholds Texas’ ‘Devastating’ Anti-Choice Omnibus Law

The Whole Woman's Health facility in the Rio Grande Valley is one of the eight legal abortion clinics that will remain open following the implementation of HB 2 in Texas.

Two years after Texas lawmakers passed omnibus anti-abortion law HB 2, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the most restrictive provisions of HB 2 can go into effect.

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Arkansas Nurse Criminally Charged With Performing an Abortion

An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.

An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.

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20-Week Bans Aren’t a Compromise, No Matter What Conservatives Imply

Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.

Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.

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North Carolina Governor to Sign Anti-Choice Law, Break Campaign Pledge

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.

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