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Louisiana Health Officials ‘Rescind’ Abortion Rules Hours Before Hearing

The announcement came the night before a scheduled hearing on the new rules, which, in part, would have mandated extensive physical refurbishments for outpatient abortion facilities with which no existing abortion provider would have been able to immediately comply.

The announcement came the night before a scheduled hearing on the new rules, which, in part, would have mandated extensive physical refurbishments for outpatient abortion facilities with which no existing abortion provider would have been able to immediately comply.

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Louisiana Rules Would Have Required 30-Day Waiting Period Before Legal Abortion (UPDATED)

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will "be rescinding the language regarding the 30-day period for blood tests," and said that it intends to "clarify" the building requirements for abortion facilities.

Monday night, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals told RH Reality Check that it will “be rescinding the language regarding the 30-day period for blood tests,” and that it intends to “clarify” the building requirements for abortion facilities.

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Why I Visit Sites of Slavery

Tryon Palace, a colonial governor’s residence in New Bern, North Carolina.

Erasing plantations from the landscape or simply lambasting them doesn’t get rid of slavery; it just rids us of its most uncomfortable and most visible symbols.

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Fifth Circuit Judges Hear Arguments on Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

Judges appeared skeptical of abortion providers' claims that HB 2 constitutes an undue burden on tens of thousands of Texans who experts say have lost access to legal abortion.

Judges appeared skeptical of abortion providers’ claims that HB 2 constitutes an undue burden on tens of thousands of Texans who experts say have lost access to legal abortion.

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Stoking Fire: Meet the Men Behind ‘Six Reasons to Not Send Your Daughter to College’

Rayland Alleman discusses men being the designated heads of families, in his video series entitled "Just Dads."

Raylan Alleman and William Gil are ultra-conservative Louisiana Catholics, have 16 children between them, and champion a male supremacist worldview that finds support in a literal reading of scripture.

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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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Report: Taxpayers Responsible for Helping Keep For-Profit Prison Operators Financially Afloat

Correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, according to the new report.

A new report on for-profit private prisons shows how correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, depending on citizens to pay “low-crime taxes” when occupancy is down in order to cushion corporations’ bottom lines.

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Constitutional Storm Clouds Form Over Texas Clinic Closures

The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit doesn't look good.

The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, especially as it relates to the current clinic closure crisis in Texas, doesn’t look good.

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Fifth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Law Excluding Abortion Providers From Malpractice Protections

A ruling from the Fifth Circuit upholds a Louisiana law designed to drive providers from the state.

The decision sets a dangerous precedent for states seeking to evade judicial review of laws that violate federal constitutional rights and a new front in the right’s drive to bankrupt reproductive health-care providers.

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Repro Wrap: People of Note Say Things About Abortion—And It’s Not All Pretty

Thankfully, not everything some people of note, including Mark Ruffalo (above), had to say about abortion recently was bad.

From Carly Fiorina to a star of Duck Dynasty, a lot of people had things to say about abortion in recent days.

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