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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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The New Front in the Legal Fight Over Obamacare

Victories in the realm of trans health care occasion so much celebration because of what health-care access can do; so many of the trans community’s immediate concerns are quite literally matters of life and death.

A lawsuit filed by the State of Indiana shows conservatives’ evolving legal strategy in trying to undermine health-care reform.

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Legal Wrap: Abortion Fights Heat Up in Red States

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Indiana and Kansas show the battle over abortion rights and access is growing in intensity in some parts of the country.

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Planned Parenthood, ACLU Sue to Block Indiana Law Designed to Close Lafayette Clinic

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.

The lawsuit claims a new law, which changed the definition of “abortion clinic” to include facilities that provide only the abortion pill Mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy, unconstitutionally targets one clinic.

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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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Plea Deal Reached in Bei Bei Shuai Prosecution

Bei Bei Shuai (right) leaves court a free woman, next to her defense attorney, Linda Pence (left).

Bei Bei Shuai’s long ordeal is finally over, just as Purvi Patel’s begins.

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Indiana Finally Agrees Planned Parenthood Medicaid Ban Is Unenforceable (UPDATED)

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

Attorneys for the State of Indiana have finally agreed to stop trying to lift a temporary injunction blocking a law designed to defund Planned Parenthood.

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Legal Wrap: States Ramp Up Anti-Abortion Activity, Again

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

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

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Indiana Woman Charged With Felony Neglect of Dependent After Fetus Found in Dumpster

West, a former medical assistant at Kermit Gosnell's "house of horrors" clinic in West Philadelphia, has been sentenced to five to ten years.

Rather than feticide, Purvi Patel is now facing charges of felony neglect of a dependent, a charge that carries a longer potential prison sentence.

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Indiana Police Preliminarily Charge Woman With Feticide

Traditionally, feticide charges aren't filed against the person who had been pregnant, though Indiana set a precedent for arresting such a person for feticide in the Bei Bei Shuai case.

Traditionally, feticide charges aren’t filed against the person who had been pregnant, though Indiana set a precedent for arresting such a person for feticide in the Bei Bei Shuai case.

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