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South Dakota Lawmaker Who Called Planned Parenthood ‘Worse Than ISIS’ Sees Bill Gutted

A South Dakota bill that would have banned a medical procedure that is commonly used for abortion care, but which is not offered at the state's one abortion clinic, was gutted Thursday in the state house.

A South Dakota bill that would have banned a medical procedure that is commonly used for abortion care, but which is not offered at the state’s one abortion clinic, was gutted Thursday in the state house.

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New Attacks on Second-Trimester Abortions, Same Old Playbook (Updated)

In the 1990s, abortion opponents coined the term "partial-birth abortion" to convince lawmakers to ban an uncommon method. Now, they're trying the same strategy—this time, on a procedure used in almost every second-trimester abortion.

In the 1990s, abortion opponents coined the term “partial-birth abortion” to convince lawmakers to ban an uncommon method. Now, they’re trying the same strategy—this time, on a procedure used in almost every second-trimester abortion.

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South Dakota Republican Introduces ‘Medically Inaccurate,’ ‘Inflammatory’ Anti-Abortion Bill (Updated)

The bill targets dilation and evacuation (D and E) procedures, which may be used in a second-trimester abortion. The D and E procedure is often used when it is the safest means of preserving the life, health, and perhaps the fertility of the pregnant person.

The bill targets dilation and evacuation (D and E) procedures, which may be used in a second-trimester abortion. The D and E procedure is often used when it is the safest means of preserving the life, health, and perhaps the fertility of the pregnant person.

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Ban on Paying for Abortion Ahead of Time Moves Forward in South Dakota

HB 1130, introduced at the end of January by state Rep. Nancy Rasmussen (R-Hurley), would prohibit patients from making a payment for their abortion any time prior to the day of the procedure.

HB 1130, introduced at the end of January by state Rep. Nancy Rasmussen (R-Hurley), would prohibit patients from making a payment for their abortion any time prior to the day of the procedure.

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Anti-Abortion Stigma Is Not the Only Cultural Force Restricting Reproductive Rights

The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law's architectural component. Still, challenges persist.

Racism and classism often affect the judgments made by individuals and lawmakers: Negative perceptions inspire policies dramatically reducing the ability of people of color or people living in poverty to make their own decisions when it comes to abortion.

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Louisville Joins Recent Wave of Minimum Wage Increases

The Metro Council of Louisville voted Thursday to raise the city’s minimum wage, increasing it above the federally mandated $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour by 2017.

The Metro Council of Louisville voted Thursday to raise the city’s minimum wage, increasing it above the federally mandated $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour by 2017.

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How ALEC Plans to Undo Minimum Wage Increases in 2015

The American Legislative Exchange Council laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven popular across the political spectrum.

The American Legislative Exchange Council laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven popular across the political spectrum.

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From Alaska to Alabama, Investigation Shows False Testimony Formed Basis for Abortion Restrictions

Why are states continuing to pass abortion restrictions based partly on erroneous theories that abortion harms women?

Why are states continuing to pass abortion restrictions based partly on erroneous theories that abortion harms women? And why are state attorneys general calling as expert witnesses some of the very people who proffered these spurious notions to state legislatures in the first place?

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Criminalizing Lena Dunham’s Past Behavior Won’t Make Kids Safer

Criticisms of Dunham do not occur in a vacuum; they are part of an overarching dynamic of punishing juveniles that leaves children of color in particular peril.

Criticisms of Dunham do not occur in a vacuum; they are part of an overarching dynamic of punishing juveniles that leaves children of color in particular peril.

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Mike Rounds, Radically Anti-Choice Former Governor, Wins South Dakota Senate Seat

In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy.

In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy.

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