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Legal Wrap: Big Wins in North Dakota and Mississippi; SCOTUS Against Human Rights

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

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Expensive ‘Medical Expert’ Testimony, Referendum Petitions: Coming Up in North Dakota?

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

A look at the past shows that whatever avenue is taken, the fight for abortion rights in North Dakota will be long and expensive.

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Judge To Permanently Block North Dakota Medication Abortion Ban

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After a three-day trial a federal judge declares North Dakota’s law banning medication abortion based on women’s safety based on a “contrived” concern.

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Federal Court Blocks Mississippi Admitting Privileges Law

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

A federal court finds that the state of Mississippi can’t enforce the provision of its TRAP law that mandates all doctors performing abortions have hospital admitting privileges.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Sodomy! Zygotes! Welfare! Jon Stewart Talks Anti-Choice Laws and Radical Welfare Plans

Arkansas, North Dakota and Kansas pass strict anti-abortion laws, and Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield floats a radical welfare plan.

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North Dakota and New Zealand’s Abortion Bans

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Alison McCullouch about abortion laws in New Zealand. North Dakota’s governor signs a bunch of terrible anti-choice legislation, and anti-gay folks start getting uglier.

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North Dakota Governor Justifies Abortion Bills, Local Activist Tries to Get Public Vote on Bans

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

The governor believes constitutional rights should be reexamined, and one activist believes they should up for public input. But should they?

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It’s Time to Take Back the Conversation on Reproductive Health

It is time for us to give the media something to talk about on our terms, something that supports an expansion of pregnancy-related care rather than a restriction.

If we want all people to have access to care across the United States, we must create newsworthy initiatives calling for an expansion rather than a retraction of coverage, and we must call upon our elected representatives to do the same.

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North Dakota Strips Amendment to Block Sex Ed Program for At-Risk Youth

just adding a lesson about contraception cannot turn a fear- and shame-based program into anything better.

Anti-choice North Dakota lawmakers may be ready to ban abortion and possibly some forms of birth control, but even they recognize that blocking federal money for a sex ed program serving at-risk teens may be going too far.

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