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Exclusive: Results of Congressional ‘Fishing Expedition’ Show Abortion Is Already Highly Regulated, Overwhelmingly Safe

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

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Repro Wrap: New Anti-Choice Candidates Struggle to Discuss Abortion in the Media

After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How's that working out so far? In some cases, not well.

After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How’s that working out so far? In some cases, not well.

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Baton Rouge Sheriff Arrests Men for Sodomy, Despite Law Being Struck Down a Decade Ago

Anti-sodomy laws have been considered unconstitutional and unenforceable for a decade, but apparently no one told the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, who has been setting up sting operations for years.

Anti-sodomy laws have been considered unconstitutional and unenforceable for a decade, but apparently no one told the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, who has been setting up sting operations for years.

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Tale of Two States: Louisiana Banning ‘Telemed’ Abortions, While California Expands Abortion Access

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

One state is trying to curb safe abortion access, while the other seeks to expand it.

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Dual Strategies Used to Attack Planned Parenthood in Louisiana, Ohio, and Oklahoma

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

The war on Planned Parenthood is now reaching epic proportions, as multiple states try to defund existing clinics and block new ones from opening.

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Oklahoma Passes Harsh Parental Consent Bill, While Louisiana Teens Can Turn Parents in for Abuse

In one case a parent trying to assist their teen with an abortion may hit even more stumbling blocks, while in another not agreeing with the decision could be considered abuse.

Oklahoma’s governor has signed into law a bill that will make getting an abortion much more difficult for teens, while in Louisiana a new bill would make it possible to charge parents with child abuse for “coercing” daughters into abortion.

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Which State Will Be “Most Protective” In 2013?

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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the “most protective” state of all?

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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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Death in Ireland is a Wake Up Call to Fight Bans on Later Abortion Here at Home

Recent press about the death of Savita Halappanavar, admitted to a hospital in Ireland with medical complications in a 17 week pregnancy, is a grim reminder about the impact of abortion restrictions on women’s lives.

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Lessons from Katrina: How Natural Disasters Affect Women’s Safety and Economic Status

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Natural disasters tend to make low income and poor people—the majority of whom are women—even more vulnerable to physical assault as well as to greater economic challenges in the years that follow.

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