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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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Legal Wrap: Corporate Religious Rights Find a Path to SCOTUS

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.

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New Mexico Attorney General: Proposed 20-Week Abortion Ban ‘Unconstitutional and Unenforceable’

A proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, would be "unconstitutional and unenforceable," the state's attorney general said Wednesday in a letter to a city council member.

A proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, would be “unconstitutional and unenforceable,” the state’s attorney general said Wednesday in a letter to a city council member.

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New Mexico’s Abortion Wars, and Anti-Obamacare Sentiment Gets Ugly

I interview Feminste blogger Jill Filipovic about the increasing hostilities over abortion in New Mexico. Plus, I have two segments on conservative efforts to keep people from getting health care as the dawn of the Affordable Care Act fast approaches.

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Albuquerque Abortion Ban Vote Set for November

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

The Albuquerque City Council has scheduled a vote on a petitioned 20-week abortion ban in the city for November 19, after councilors questioned the constitutionality of the ordinance and “struggled with whether they were required to schedule a vote on the measure.”

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California’s Pro-Choice Bill, Teen Births, and Anti-Choicers at It Again in New Mexico

On this episode of Reality Cast, Dr. Tracy Weitz talks about a new bill designed to expand access to safe abortion services in California. In another segment, I discuss how anti-choicers are upsetting people in New Mexico, and I have some good news about teen pregnancy.

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New Mexico Poised to Enact Marriage Equality

A string of federal court decisions from red states have made marriage equality all but a given for the entire country.

The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered a hearing to resolve whether or not county clerks can move forward with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Anti-Choicers Secure Needed Signatures on 20-Week Abortion Ban Petition in Albuquerque

Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not "people" with religious exercise rights.

A move to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has overcome its first hurdle to becoming municipal law.

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Albuquerque 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Make It on High-Turnout Ballot

Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not "people" with religious exercise rights.

A vote to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, won’t be taken in a high-turnout mayoral election this October, as anti-choice activists in the city had originally hoped.

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Repro Wrap: Abortion Clinic Denied New Sign, and Anti-Choice Activist Discusses Clinic Violence

This week, Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, said that he thinks South Wind Director Julie Burkhart is "trying to provoke an incident so she can say, 'Look, these pro-lifers did something.'"

This week, Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, told the Huffington Post that he thinks South Wind Director Julie Burkhart is “trying to provoke an incident so she can say, ‘Look, these pro-lifers did something.'”

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