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Midwives Fight to Make Their Practice Legal Again in Delaware

A new bill introduced in the state legislature last week aims to change that, and is one example of how a growing movement of midwives is seeking to change inconsistent state laws that often criminalize their practice.

Currently, in Delaware, it’s effectively illegal for a trained, certified midwife to attend a home birth. A new bill introduced in the state legislature last week aims to change that, and is one example of how a growing movement of midwives is seeking to change inconsistent state laws that often criminalize their practice.

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Delaware Doctor Who Worked With Gosnell May Get His License Back

A Delaware doctor, Arturo Apolinario, whose license was suspended during the investigation against Kermit Gosnell, may get his license back, even if only to retire.

A Delaware doctor, Arturo Apolinario, whose license was suspended during the investigation against Kermit Gosnell, may get his license back, even if only to retire.

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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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Delaware Bill Allowing Employees to File Complaints About Abortion Clinics Heads to Governor’s Desk

A new bill that will allow employees, and not just patients, file complaints against abortion clinics via the Department of Health and Human Services is on its way to the desk of Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signature.

A Delaware bill will change who can file complaints regarding abortion clinics as well as make it more difficult to achieve accreditation.

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Former Nurses Testify in Hearing on Alleged Unsafe Practices at Delaware Planned Parenthood Clinics

Two former nurses for Planned Parenthood of Delaware testified May 29 about what they claim were unsafe practices they witnessed while working at two of the organization’s clinics. Planned Parenthood representatives say issues cited earlier this year by the state health department have been addressed.

Planned Parenthood representatives say issues cited earlier this year by the state health department have been addressed, while a state agency is arranging a hearing to investigate allegations against a physician who until recently performed abortions at the clinics.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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