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Anti-Choice Advocates Abuse Statutory Rape Reporting Laws to Target Abortion Providers

Experts questioned whether child-abuse reporting laws have any significant impact on stopping sexual abuse, but they are certainly having an impact on abortion providers.

Public health experts say there is a legitimate purpose to statutory rape and incest laws. However, in the context of abortion, these laws are effectively criminalizing normal teen sex and risk compromising patient-confidentiality agreements, as well as potentially deterring patients from seeking sexual health treatment.

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State Courts in Crisis Thanks to Big Money Donors

Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.

Two new reports on state court elections show the damaging role outside money plays in local judicial elections.

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‘RH Reality Check’ State of Abortion Database Updated With Responses From Nearly Every State

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Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.

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Legal Wrap: Corporate Religious Rights Find a Path to SCOTUS

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

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Alabama Anti-Choice Activists Request Even More Stringent Abortion Regulations

In a conference room at the RSA Tower (above) in Montgomery, Alabama, Department of Public Health officials heard testimony Thursday.

Alabama anti-choice activists asked the state health department Thursday to implement even stricter regulations on clinics that provide reproductive health care.

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‘One in Three’ Campaign Seeks to End Stigma of Abortion by Sharing Women’s Experiences

A campaign launched by Advocates for Youth seeks to end the stigma surrounding abortion by organizing student activists around the country to speak out about abortion experiences.

A campaign launched by Advocates for Youth seeks to end the stigma surrounding abortion by organizing student activists around the country to speak out about abortion experiences.

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Kansas Spends Almost $1 Million Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

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Exclusive: Results of Congressional ‘Fishing Expedition’ Show Abortion Is Already Highly Regulated, Overwhelmingly Safe

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

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Legal Wrap: Finally Some Justice for Bei Bei Shuai

Bei Bei Shuai's prosecution finally comes to an end.

Bei Bei Shuai’s prosecution finally comes to an end, and more good news from federal courts reviewing state-level abortion restrictions.

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Alabama Legislature Prepared to Spend Up to $80,000 in Expert Fees Defending TRAP Law

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

While the fee structure and amount is not unheard of, in a state where over a quarter of children live below the poverty line, spending $80,000 to pay experts to help defend a law designed to take health-care services away from poor people has been interpreted as particularly mean-spirited.

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