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Legal Wrap: States Ramp Up Anti-Abortion Activity, Again

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.

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Judge Extends Order Blocking Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

Two groups have appealed the dismissal of their challenge to an Arizona anti-choice restriction that they argue unconstitutionally relies on harmful racial stereotypes to discriminate against and shame Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who decide to end their pregnancies.

An order blocking enforcement of Wisconsin’s latest anti-abortion law will remain in place while the court considers blocking it permanently.

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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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Pro-Life Wisconsin Renews ‘Personhood’ Effort

With several abortion restrictions on hold, anti-choice activists are using their down time to prepare for a new push to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs via a "personhood" measure.

With several abortion restrictions on hold, anti-choice activists are using their down time to prepare for a new push to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs via a “personhood” measure.

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The Many, Many States Attacking Abortion Rights

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering all the other states besides Texas that are dialing up the restrictions on abortion. Well, and Texas, just not as much. A policy analyst from Guttmacher will be on to help!

 

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Battles Over Women’s Reproductive Rights Rage All Over Nation

RH Reality Check Editor in Chief, Jodi Jacobson, joined Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising radio to discuss the more than 40 anti-woman bills that have passed state legislatures in 2013, with a special focus on Texas, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

The 2-1 ruling requires crisis pregnancy centers disclose whether they have licensed medical providers at their facilities.

Late Monday a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order, blocking enforcement of a new law designed to practically eliminate abortion access in the state.

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Another Holiday Weekend Bill Signing for Scott Walker, With Forced Ultrasound Law

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions.

On Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a forced ultrasound bill that will also require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. In 2012, Walker also signed major anti-choice legislation, a telemed abortion ban, in the lead-in to a holiday weekend.

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Wisconsin ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue to Block Fast-Tracked TRAP Law

Will election concerns have the Wisconsin governor becoming more cautious about abortion restrictions?

Anti-abortion lawmakers in Wisconsin rush through an admitting privileges law and advocates immediate sue to block it.

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Wisconsin Legislature Considers ‘Fetal Remains’ Bill

AB 252 would require fetal remains to be handled through "burial, interment, entombment, cremation, incineration, or delivery to a medical or dental school anatomy department as an anatomical gift." But the bill's sponsor says telling patients about this process would place an "undue burden" on them.

AB 252 would require fetal remains to be handled through “burial, interment, entombment, cremation, incineration, or delivery to a medical or dental school anatomy department as an anatomical gift.” But the bill’s sponsor says telling patients about this process would place an “undue burden” on them.

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