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Alabama Extends Waiting Period for Abortion, Advances Other Anti-Choice Bills

The Alabama state legislature gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that would extend the waiting period for having an abortion from 24 to 48 hours, and three other anti-choice bills could see a senate floor vote before close of session Thursday.

The Alabama state legislature gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that would extend the waiting period for having an abortion from 24 to 48 hours, and three other anti-choice bills could see a senate floor vote before close of session Thursday.

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Trial Date Set in Case Challenging Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama's admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.

In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama’s admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Temporarily Blocks Arizona Medication Abortion Rules

The temporary, emergency order will stay in place through Monday while the federal appeals court considers advocates' request to block regulations they claim threatens access to medication abortions statewide.

The temporary, emergency order will stay in place through Monday while the federal appeals court considers advocates’ request to block regulations they claim threatens access to medication abortions statewide.

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Texas Abortion Providers Head Back to Court in New HB 2 Lawsuit

A group of Texas doctors filed suit against the State of Texas Wednesday.

A group of Texas doctors filed suit against the State of Texas Wednesday, challenging part of a new omnibus anti-abortion law that requires abortion providers to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers.

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Mississippi Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban, Governor Promises to Sign

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looked forward to quickly signing the bill.

On Tuesday, the Mississippi legislature approved a ban on abortion at 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period, with no exceptions for rape or incest, despite the fact that the state’s only abortion clinic only performs abortions up to 16 weeks.

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Louisiana House Passes Omnibus Abortion Bill

Louisiana State Capitol Building

HB 388 would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they provide abortions, impose a 24-hour waiting period on surgical abortions, and require physicians to register with the state if they perform just five abortions within a year.

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Arizona Federal Court Refuses to Block Restrictions on Medication Abortions

The ruling means that abortion providers in Arizona will be forced to adhere to outdated protocol when performing medication abortions.

The ruling means that abortion providers in Arizona will be forced to adhere to outdated protocol when performing medication abortions.

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Court Orders Trial in Challenge to Alabama TRAP Law

The decision acknowledged that while there is "substantial" evidence to question the state's motive in passing an admitting privileges law under the guise of maternal health, a trial is still necessary to determine if the law is constitutional.

The decision acknowledged that while there is “substantial” evidence to question the state’s motive in passing an admitting privileges law under the guise of maternal health, a trial is still necessary to determine if the law is constitutional.

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Last Week’s HB 2 Decision Sets Dangerous Path for Challenging Anti-Abortion Laws

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on provisions of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law that raises the question: How many bodies will be enough for courts like the Fifth Circuit?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on provisions of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law that raises the question: How many bodies will be enough for courts like the Fifth Circuit?

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Federal Appeals Panel Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Texas can force abortion providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges, and require medication abortion to be dispensed according to less effective 14-year-old protocols.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Texas can force abortion providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges, and require medication abortion to be dispensed according to less effective 14-year-old protocols.

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