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On Abortion, the People Keep Speaking. Is Anyone Listening?

With the state legislature set to convene in February, the Arkansas Rally for Reproductive Justice is meant to send the message that activists have not forgotten about the legislative attacks on reproductive rights last year.

The defeat of the 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque underscores a critical but often overlooked point in abortion politics: When given the chance, voters have consistently rejected the anti-choice agenda.

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Albuquerque Residents to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban Tuesday

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

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Are Pregnant Women Persons After 20 Weeks’ Gestation?

These measures establish legal principles that will be—and, indeed, already have been—used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

With 20-week abortion bans, far more than abortion is at stake. These measures establish legal principles that will be—and, indeed, already have been—used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

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Historic Early Voter Turn-Out for Albuquerque 20-Week Abortion Ban Ordinance

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

A record number of Albuquerque residents have cast ballots as election day nears for an ordinance that will decide whether women will continue to have the right to terminate pregnancies after 20 weeks’ gestation in the city. If passed, the ban would effectively cut off access to abortions after 20 weeks in the entire region.

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To Texas Politicians: Support Latina Health, and Our Community Will Support You

If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.

If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.

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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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