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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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North Dakota Lawmakers Fight Sex Ed While Trying to Ban Safe Abortions

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

If you really want there to be fewer abortions, you need there to be fewer unintended pregnancies, right? And yet anti-choice lawmakers from the state are trying to end a sex-ed program for at-risk youth.

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North Dakota’s One Abortion Clinic Gets Donations, Governor Gets Pat on the Back from Catholic Church

The state's only abortion clinic is getting financial support, while the governor is receiving spiritual "attaboys."

As news spreads that the most devastating abortion laws in the nation were signed in North Dakota, the state’s only abortion clinic is getting financial support, while the governor is receiving spiritual “attaboys.”

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North Dakota Governor Signs Anti-Choice Bills Into Law Less Than 24 Hours After Receiving Them

Reproductive rights advocates, led by the Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund of North Carolina, spent all day at the “veto vigil” to remind the governor of his campaign promise not to sign anti-choice restrictions into law.

Eager to move on to the court challenges that inevitably await, Gov. Dalrymple signs multiple bills that will provoke court challenges to Roe v. Wade.

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Despite Abortion Bans, TRAP Law Is the Real Threat to Abortion Access in North Dakota (UPDATED)

Anti-choice regulations are forcing Ohio reproductive health clinics to close, restricting access to safe, legal abortion in the state.

If the state’s one abortion clinic can’t continue to operate, it doesn’t matter if abortion is banned at 20 weeks, at six weeks, or at the moment of conception. The TRAP law will mean the end of abortion access in North Dakota.

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