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Was Idaho Searching For a Test Case to Prosecute Pregnant Women?

Jennie Linn McCormack with her attorney, Richard Hearn. Photo: LA Times.

A federal court decides there is no precedent for charging a woman with a criminal abortion.  At least, not yet.

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Finally a Limit Is Reached: Ninth Circuit Rules McCormack Can’t Be Prosecuted For Her Abortion

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds a limit to what states can pass in the name of restricting abortion access: criminal prosecutions of terminated pregnancies.

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What’s the Answer to Abortion in the Age of the Prison-Industrial Complex? Lock Women Up and Throw Away the Key

Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.

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State Legislative Trends in Reproductive Health Law and Policy: Mid-Year 2012 Analysis

In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .

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Idaho Trial Over “Unlawful Abortion” Could Have National Repercussions

Jennie Linn McCormack. Robyn Twomey/Newsweek

Will the McCormack/Hearn lawsuit open up access to abortion for everyone?

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In Craig Case, Regulators Say Campaign Funds Cannot Be Used For Self-Defense in Sex Sting

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Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig is learning the hard way that bathroom solicitation can be very expensive.

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What One Week on an Abortion Fund Hotline Taught Me About the Economics of Stigma

To say abortion is stigmatized in this country is to state the obvious. But we have a special brand of taboo that we foist atop even that stigma, which is the taboo of having someone else pay for a service you need – especially if it’s an abortion. Yet while abortion may be legal, but if you cannot afford it, it’s inaccessible.

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Losing the Right to Abortion, Week by Week: Restrictions on Later-Term Abortions Harm Women

The landscape for abortion access is shifting quickly, as state after state passes restrictive laws. Particularly affected by these new laws are women who need abortions later in their pregnancies.

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Abby Johnson Explains To CPCs How To Use Forced Ultrasound Bills To Lie and Get Women In the Door

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If you wondered why ultrasound bills are popping up everywhere, it’s to open the door for more opportunities to trick women into visiting crisis pregnancy centers.

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Idaho Forced Ultrasound Bill Dead for 2012 — Thanks To You!

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The public pressure has finally resulted in the bill officially being laid to rest for the legislative season.

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