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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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Kansas Spends Almost $1 Million Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

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Red River Clinic Asks Court to Dismiss Its Legal Challenge to Sex-Selection and Fetal Anomaly Bans

The 2-1 ruling requires crisis pregnancy centers disclose whether they have licensed medical providers at their facilities.

Saying a North Dakota law that bans abortions based on gender or fetal anomaly doesn’t apply to them, the Red River Women’s Clinic asked a federal court to dismiss its legal challenge to the law.

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Ohio Legislature to Consider Heartbeat Ban (UPDATED)

Ohio's new heartbeat bill, which could make abortion illegal as early as six weeks from the pregnant person's last menstrual period, will be introduced at a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Ohio’s new heartbeat bill, which could make abortion illegal as early as six weeks from the pregnant person’s last menstrual period, will be introduced at a Thursday afternoon press conference.

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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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Alabama Legislature Prepared to Spend Up to $80,000 in Expert Fees Defending TRAP Law

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

While the fee structure and amount is not unheard of, in a state where over a quarter of children live below the poverty line, spending $80,000 to pay experts to help defend a law designed to take health-care services away from poor people has been interpreted as particularly mean-spirited.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks North Dakota’s Admitting Privileges Law

Two South Dakota bills that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion procedures as well as penalties on abortion providers, including possible life in prison, will not move forward in the legislature.

A state judge blocked a law imposing criminal penalties on providers who perform abortions without admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Federal Court Blocks North Dakota Law That Would Ban Abortion as Early as Six Weeks

The 2-1 ruling requires crisis pregnancy centers disclose whether they have licensed medical providers at their facilities.

A federal judge issued a sharply worded order blocking the country’s most restrictive abortion law yet.

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North Dakota Medication Abortion Restrictions Permanently Blocked

Reproductive rights advocates scored a win as the Supreme Court let stand an Oklahoma ruling striking that state's medication abortion ban.

On Monday, a judge issued a permanent injunction against a 2011 law that would have regulated medication abortion out of existence in the state.

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North Dakota Petition Drive Sponsor: State’s Only Abortion Clinic ‘Intimidated’ Potential Signatories

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.

Angry that he was unable to gather enough signatures in time, the sponsor of an amendment to put anti-choice bills up for a vote blames the only abortion provider in the state for the effort’s failure.

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