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Georgia Follows Virginia’s Lead, Plans to Try to Repeal 22-Week Gestation Ban

Georgia Senator Nan Orrock, left (with Rep.Virgil Fludd). (World News, Inc.)

The much maligned and now court embroiled so-called “fetal pain” ban in Georgia probably won’t be overturned, but Democrats will give it a try.

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Hold On to Your Birth Control! ACLU Forecasts Big Year Ahead for Reproductive Rights

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Don’t expect legislators opposed to reproductive rights to tread lightly in 2013 just because voters made it clear extreme approaches to health care aren’t popular, warned the American Civil Liberties Union in a media conference call Tuesday.

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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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State Court Temporarily Blocks Georgia’s 20 Week Abortion Ban

Judge Doris Downs. Photo: The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

A state court judge ruled the state of Georgia could not ban abortions pre-viabilty.

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ACLU Sues to Block Georgia 20-Week Abortion Ban

Photo courtesy of Donkey Hotey via Flickr

On Friday the ACLU filed suit in state court to block the state’s 20 week abortion ban.

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The “No Life-Saving Abortions” Lie, and Why It Persists

When Joe Walsh argued that “new technology” made abortions to save a woman’s life unnecessary, he was parroting a dangerous view that could put millions of lives in jeopardy.

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Sexual Health Roundup: HIV Vaccine May Be a Decade Away and Men May Have to Choose Between Baldness and Erections

Scientists now believe an HIV-vaccine that works could be just ten years away; the state of Georgia is adopting a “treatment as prevention” strategy; and the popular anti-baldness medicine, Propecia, has been found to have sexual side effects that last long after men stop taking the drug. 

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Anti-Choice Terrorism in Georgia May Be Having Its Intended Effect On Witnesses And Politicians

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As police continue to investigate clinic terrorism, doctors are expressing concerns about testifying against legislation in the future.

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McKillip Defends His 20-Week No-Exceptions Abortion Ban on Specious Grounds

Image & video via the AthensPatch.

I know I always let the insurance folk make my medical decisions.

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Authorities Release Sketch of Potential Witness in Domestic Terrorism Attacks Against Georgia Clinics

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The FBI is investigating two fires and the burglaries of reproductive health clinics around metro Atlanta as potential domestic terrorism incidences.

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