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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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Anti-Abortion Laws Are Crimes Against Women

We know that reproductive rights are human rights, so clearly abortion laws are crimes against women.

We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.

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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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