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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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Lawsuit Filed Challenging North Dakota Pre-Viability Ban

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit today challenging two laws passed in North Dakota designed to end safe abortion in the state.

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit Tuesday challenging two laws passed in North Dakota designed to end safe abortion in the state.

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Legal Wrap: Down to the Wire at SCOTUS, and Time to Take on TRAP

Advocates at the state level are pushing back against TRAP laws.

Last week the Roberts Court gave us mostly bad news, while advocates at the state level are pushing back against TRAP laws.

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Lawsuit Challenging North Dakota TRAP Law Can Proceed

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

A state judge in North Dakota will allow a legal challenge to the state’s admitting privileges law to move forward.

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Lawsuit Filed Challenging Alabama TRAP Law

As is often the case with other efforts to make abortion care more difficult to access, the reasons offered in support of specific TRAP requirements—which are usually marketed under the guise of protecting women’s health—do not stand up to close scrutiny.

Legal representatives from the ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed suit to block an Alabama law designed to make abortion nearly impossible to access in the state.

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Legal Wrap: Another EC Win, and State Legal Challenges Add Up

The Obama administration agrees to comply with a court order on emergency contraception, while the legal challenges over state abortion restrictions get expensive.

The Obama administration agrees to comply with a court order on emergency contraception, while the legal challenges over state abortion restrictions get expensive.

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North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban

Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.

The state has set aside $400,000 to defend its most recent abortion restrictions. But with so many new laws to challenge, $400,000 might not be enough to cover the costs.

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The Fallacy of Rape, Incest, and Life Endangerment Clauses

Any law that allows abortion only in certain cases also helps create two classes of women: those that “deserve” abortions, and those that do not. This is a complete fallacy; all women deserve access to abortion care, along with the entire range of reproductive health care.

Any law that allows abortion only in certain cases also helps create two classes of women: those who “deserve” abortions, and those who do not. This is a complete fallacy; all women deserve access to safe abortion care, along with the entire range of reproductive health care.

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Legal Wrap: Anti-Choice Groups Jump on Gosnell, Castro Tragedies

This week, the right tried to drum up support for personhood and fetal rights via criminal prosecutions.

This week, the right tried to drum up support for personhood and fetal rights via criminal prosecutions.

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Lawsuit Filed to Challenge North Dakota TRAP Law

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

Reproductive rights activists filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try and keep the state’s only abortion clinic open.

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