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Fetal Viability and 20-Week Bans: A Constitutional ‘Bright Line’ for Abortion Restrictions

A flurry of legal activity over state level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

The battle over Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban re-affirms a fundamental right to choose abortion, but by embracing fetal viability as a legal cut-off point is the court just making matters worse?

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ACLU Challenges Arizona’s Race and Sex Selection Abortion Ban

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Arizona’s HB 2443 is racially motivated and based on improper racial stereotypes.

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Legal Wrap: Another Federal Court Re-Affirms Abortion Rights

Arizona's 20-week abortion ban falls, but that won't stop anti-choice legislators in D.C. from pushing ahead with their own version.

Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban falls, but that won’t stop anti-choice legislators in D.C. from pushing ahead with their own version.

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Federal Appeals Court Permanently Blocks Arizona 20-Week Abortion Ban

A panel of judges sent a strong message to state legislatures that abortion rights matter.

A panel of judges sent a strong message to state legislatures that abortion rights matter.

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Arkansas Attorneys Argue 12-Week Ban Is Constitutional Because it Protects Women

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

In a motion to dismiss a legal challenge to the state’s ban on most abortions after 12 weeks, attorneys for the state take Roe head on and argue that the law is constitutional because it protects women.

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Arizona Governor Flip-Flops on Planned Parenthood Defunding

Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.

Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.

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Arizona Governor Rejects Plea to Go After Planned Parenthood Again

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Brewer just says no to anti-choice pressure groups. No, really.

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Arizona Bathroom Bill Reworked, But Still Discriminatory Against Transgender Individuals

The new version of the bill would no longer make going to the "wrong" bathroom a criminal act, but it is still discriminatory against transgender individuals.

The new version of the bill would no longer make going to the “wrong” bathroom a criminal act, but it would allow business owners to tell transgender individuals “You can’t go in there,” in the words of the bill’s sponsor.

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Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Care Elusive Even in States Where It Is Legal

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Requiring Medicaid coverage of abortion is a far cry from guaranteeing that people can access an abortion when they need one.

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Arizona Federal District Court Blocks Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

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A federal district court in Arizona made it official this week and entered a permanent injunction that blocks a law designed to strip Planned Parenthood clinics in the state of funds by banning Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions.

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