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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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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Medication Abortion Ban Unconstitutional, Sends Case Back to SCOTUS

The ruling issued Tuesday answers two questions asked by the Roberts Court and sends the legal challenge to Oklahoma's medication abortion ban back to the high court.

The ruling issued Tuesday answers two questions asked by the Roberts Court and sends the legal challenge to Oklahoma’s medication abortion ban back to the high court.

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Oklahoma’s More Stringent Parental Notification Laws to Take Effect November 1

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

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ACLU Challenges Ohio’s Anti-Abortion Budget Amendments

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.

The lawsuit alleges three provisions attached as part of the state’s 2014 budget violate the “single-subject” rule of the Ohio Constitution.

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Legal Wrap: State Detains Pregnant Woman, Catholic Bishops Meddle With Health-Care Benefits

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Tells Court Medication Abortion Bans Are Constitutional

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

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt argues in a brief filed last week that his state’s law regulating medication abortion is not a universal ban on the procedure, but even if it were, such a ban would be constitutional.

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‘Baby Veronica’ Handed Over to Adoptive Parents

Baby Veronica with her adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco.

On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court paved the way for the adoption of a 4-year-old Cherokee girl to a non-Native South Carolina couple.

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Report: Taxpayers Responsible for Helping Keep For-Profit Prison Operators Financially Afloat

Correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, according to the new report.

A new report on for-profit private prisons shows how correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, depending on citizens to pay “low-crime taxes” when occupancy is down in order to cushion corporations’ bottom lines.

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A Second Federal Appeals Court Rules Against For-Profit in Fight Over Contraception Coverage

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit rejected claims that the birth control benefit violated religious exercise rights of for-profit businesses.

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Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

Although the entire docket has not yet been set, the next Supreme Court term is already shaping up to be historic, with decisions on abortion protests, legislative prayer, and state affirmative action, just to name a few.

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