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Prosecutors Drop ‘Illegal Abortion’ Charges Against Two Virginia Women

The settlement will keep open the state's only abortion clinic but won't prevent future challenges to the law.

An anonymous caller told Norfolk CPS that Jessica Renee Carpenter and Rachael Anne Lowe had discussed inducing a miscarriage to end Carpenter’s pregnancy.

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Baton Rouge Sheriff Arrests Men for Sodomy, Despite Law Being Struck Down a Decade Ago

Anti-sodomy laws have been considered unconstitutional and unenforceable for a decade, but apparently no one told the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, who has been setting up sting operations for years.

Anti-sodomy laws have been considered unconstitutional and unenforceable for a decade, but apparently no one told the sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, who has been setting up sting operations for years.

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Feminist Judges, Oral Sex Bans, and Why TRAP Laws Are Increasing in Frequency

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Ian Millhiser about a potential new circuit judge and the anti-choicers trying to derail her confirmation. I have another segment covering how seriously dishonest anti-choice claims to be all about health care are, and Ken Cuccinelli really wants to ban oral sex.

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Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Outlaw Oral Sex

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (pictured above) swears his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law that was found unconstitutional—it bans oral and anal sex between consenting adults—is to protect children from sexual predators.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law banning oral and anal sex between consenting adults, which was found unconstitutional, is to protect children from sexual predators.

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Repro Wrap: ‘Choose Life’ Plates Vetoed, ‘Personhood’ Rejected, and Texas Solidarity Marches Spread

Pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.

This week, some anti-choice efforts hit roadblocks, while pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.

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Legal Wrap: From Trayvon Martin to Texas, Justice and Equality Face Setbacks

George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.

George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.

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Virginia City Attempts to ‘Ordinance’ Out Safe Abortion

Outside view of Nova Women's Healthcare in Fairfax, Virginia.

Under new zoning rules in Fairfax, Virginia, medical care clinics will require additional, expensive permits as well as approval from the zoning board to operate, making it much more difficult for a local clinic to relocate after its lease was ended early.

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For Decades, Authorities Let Rogue Abortion Provider Harm Women, Despite Pleas From Legitimate Doctors

Dr. Steven Brigham legal documents

Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes. And yet today, Brigham remains in control of a network of 15 abortion clinics in four states, and there appears little that most state authorities are able—or willing—to do about it.

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After One Year of Forced Ultrasounds in Virginia, Report Examines Role of CPCs

Sex-selection bans have indeed proliferated throughout the US. They have also merited relative silence from the mainstream reproductive rights movement.

A new report from the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation shows that crisis pregnancy centers are misleading and in some cases obstructing patients from accessing abortion services, and they are doing so under the auspices of being sanctioned by the state.

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Lawsuit Filed Challenging Virginia TRAP Regulations

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

A lawsuit filed in state court argues Virginia’s TRAP regulations are arbitrary and capricious.

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