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South Dakota GOP Proposes Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.

South Dakota Republicans last week introduced legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization with very few exceptions.

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Ridiculous Names, Serious Consequences: When Anti-Choicers Got Creative in 2015

This year has been a real doozy for ridiculously named bills and legislative committees around the country.

This year has been a real doozy for ridiculously named bills and legislative committees around the country.

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Polling About Abortion Is Rarely About Abortion

CNN's latest poll has the same problem as so many before it: It's not measuring attitudes about abortion so much as attitudes about female autonomy. By not being more exacting, the poll may do more to confuse than illuminate.

CNN’s latest poll has the same problem as so many before it: It’s not measuring attitudes about abortion so much as attitudes about female autonomy. By not being more exacting, the poll may do more to confuse than illuminate.

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Georgia, South Dakota Investigations Conclude No Wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood

State agency representatives from Georgia and South Dakota announced this week that their investigations into Planned Parenthood have found that the organization did not violate any laws related to fetal tissue donation.

State agency representatives from Georgia and South Dakota announced this week that their investigations into Planned Parenthood have found that the organization did not violate any laws related to fetal tissue donation.

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States Enact 51 Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2015: Mid-Year Analysis

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

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Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

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Roberts Court Refuses to Hear North Carolina Forced Ultrasound Case

Monday's refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.

Monday’s refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.

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North Carolina’s 72-Hour Forced Waiting Period Law Moves Forward

A bill that would increase North Carolina's mandated waiting period for abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours received final approval Tuesday in the state's GOP-led senate.

A bill that would increase North Carolina’s mandated waiting period for abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours received final approval Tuesday in the state’s GOP-led senate.

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Report: South Dakota Ranks Worst in the Nation on Reproductive Rights

Less than half of states got a B or higher, and the highest grade any state got was an A-minus.

Less than half of states got a B or higher, and the highest grade any state got was an A-minus.

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Report: Insurers Are Violating Obamacare Rules on More Than Just Birth Control

In a survey of more than 100 insurers in 15 states, the National Women's Law Center found that many insurers aren't properly covering birth control, maternity care, preventive services, and care related to gender transition.

The National Women’s Law Center found that many insurers aren’t properly covering birth control, maternity care, preventive services, and care related to gender transition.

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