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TRAP Laws and Intimidation Has Its Intended Effects On Clinics

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Politicians claim they “didn’t intend” to shut down a clinic with their new law, as activists harass another doctor until she quits.

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TRAP Takes Down Another Clinic, This Time In Tennessee

TRAP laws continue to make abortion less accessible around the country. Debra Sweet / Creative Commons

The “supply side” restrictions are doing the trick, as another clinic closes due to onerous and unneeded TRAP legislation.

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Weekly Roundup: News on Tennessee’s “Gateway” Law, Parental Consent for HPV Vaccines, and Olympic Sex

In this week’s sexual health roundup: there is new information on the origin of Tennessee’s law that prevents schools from promoting “gateway” behaviors to sex at the same time that anecdotal information suggests teachers are censoring themselves because of it; a new poll shows that adults see the HPV vaccine differently than other STI treatment and prevention efforts and do not want to see parental consent for the vaccine waived; and a new tell-all book suggests that the Olympic village is a hotbed of sex, booze, and drugs.

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Court Orders U.S. Mother Must Provide Child Support for Abandoned Russian Adoptee. Start of a Trend?

This past week Torry Hansen was ordered, by a Tennessee judge to pay $150,000 child support for her adopted son, whom she returned to Russia by plane, unaccompanied. 

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State Legislative Trends in Reproductive Health Law and Policy: Mid-Year 2012 Analysis

In the first half of 2012, states enacted 95 new provisions related to reproductive health and rights. As was the case in 2011, issues related to abortion, family planning funding and sex education once again were significant flashpoints in many legislatures .

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Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region Receives $395,000 Title X Grant To Make Up For Funds Given To Religious Health Group

Planned Parenthood – Greater Memphis Region. Memphis Connect.

The nearly $400,000 grant will allow the network to provide services to the patients who aren’t being cared for by Christ Community Health Services.

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This Weekend Thousands Fought Back Against The War On Women

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Thousands of women hit the streets to remind the GOP to mind their own uteruses.

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Tennessee TRAP Law, Requiring Doctors to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges, Passes Senate

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All doctors performing abortions would need to have hospital privileges in order to provide the procedure.

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They Aren’t OB-GYNs (Anymore) But They Play Them In Congress

From left: Phil Gingrey, Michael Burgess, Ron Paul and Phil Roe. [Politico]

Politico looks at the handful of Congressman who feel justified in legislating your ladyparts because they used to get paid to examine them.

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Tennessee House Will Make Harming an Embryo A Crime and Your Miscarriage May Land You In Jail

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In the state of Tennessee, you could potentially be prosecuted for murder if a woman miscarries — or even just has a period.

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