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Exclusive: Results of Congressional ‘Fishing Expedition’ Show Abortion Is Already Highly Regulated, Overwhelmingly Safe

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

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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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South Dakota Governor Signs 72-Hour, No Weekends Waiting Period Into Law

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

South Dakota now has the longest forced waiting period in the country for its one abortion clinic.

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South Dakota Senate Passes 72-Hour “No Weekends or Holiday” Waiting Period

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It is now up to the governor to sign or veto the bill. Does he really want to pay for another court challenge?

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Exactly How Long Do CPCs Need for Counseling? In South Dakota, a Reeaally Long Time

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When legislatures write laws to enforce other laws that the courts have blocked, you know they really just want to ban abortion any way they can.

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Proposed “No Weekends or Holidays” Waiting Period Could Eliminate Access to Safe Abortion Care in South Dakota

(Gawker via MoveOn.Org)

Should the latest plan to change the waiting period to 72 hours — not including weekends — pass, activists worry that the clinic may no longer be able to offer abortions.

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GOP War On Women Continues to Rage in the States

Rachel Maddow gives an overview of the ever-expanding anti-choice state level strategy heading into the new legislative session. Robin Marty’s reporting on the South Dakota bill that would discount weekends and holidays during its mandatory 72 hour waiting period was cited in the segment at 5:20.

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Women Bear Burden of Extremist Effort to Undermine Roe v. Wade

Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, talks with Rachel Maddow on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade about the hardships women are forced to endure in some states to exercise their right to an abortion because of state laws designed to undermine that right.

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South Dakota Law Would Mandate Weekends and Holidays Can’t Count in Abortion Waiting Period

(writechangegrow.com)

Sorry, folks, weekends and holidays don’t apply.

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Bad Law Brings Tough Choices: Litigating Abortion Restrictions in a Post-Roe World

(Suite101.com)

Two recent decisions to drop legal challenges to abortion restrictions illustrates the difficult choices facing reproductive rights lawyers in a legal climate hostile to abortion rights.

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