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New Film Tackles the South Dakota ‘Battle of the Abortion Ban’

This is a trailer for the movie Young Lakota, which tracks a new surge in efforts to protect women’s rights on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota after new restrictions on abortion laws bring the issues to women’s attention.

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On Abortion, the People Keep Speaking. Is Anyone Listening?

With the state legislature set to convene in February, the Arkansas Rally for Reproductive Justice is meant to send the message that activists have not forgotten about the legislative attacks on reproductive rights last year.

The defeat of the 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque underscores a critical but often overlooked point in abortion politics: When given the chance, voters have consistently rejected the anti-choice agenda.

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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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Disproven: The Myth of Infants ‘Born Alive’ After Abortions

Based on the evidence provided by states themselves, it is more than a little misleading for the House Judiciary Committee to suggest that newborn children are being murdered by abortion providers with regularity and abandon; it is myth-making and fear-mongering.

Based on the evidence provided by states themselves, it is more than a little misleading for the House Judiciary Committee to suggest that newborn children are being murdered by abortion providers with regularity and abandon; it is myth-making and fear-mongering.

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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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