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Texas State Health Services Council Refuses to Vote on Implementation of Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

In a highly unusual, but largely symbolic, move, eight members of the Texas State Health Services Council this morning declined to vote on proposed rules that would put an omnibus anti-abortion bill passed this summer into action.

In a highly unusual, but largely symbolic, move, eight members of the Texas Department of State Health Services Council Thursday morning declined to vote on proposed rules that would put an omnibus anti-abortion bill signed into law this summer into action.

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Albuquerque 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Make It on High-Turnout Ballot

Conservatives asked the Roberts Court to review and reverse a federal appeals court decision that for-profit companies are not "people" with religious exercise rights.

A vote to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, won’t be taken in a high-turnout mayoral election this October, as anti-choice activists in the city had originally hoped.

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GOP-Backed Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban Could Add $400 Million to Deficit

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Think House Republicans are deficit hawks? Not when it comes to rolling back reproductive rights.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Rick Perry: Legislature Will Work Out Punishment for Women Seeking Later Abortions Under Proposed Ban

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Texas Governor Rick Perry’s office says it will rely on lawmakers to determine the appropriate punishment for women who seek abortions after 20 weeks if the state succeeds in banning such procedures. Who might these criminals be? Mothers. College students. High schoolers. Domestic violence victims.

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Texas’ Conservative Legislative Leader Says Even He Doesn’t Share Perry’s Anti-Choice Priorities

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. Photo: Texas Tribune.

Governor Rick Perry pandered to the religious right in favor of a 20-week abortion ban at a crisis pregnancy center this week, touting the horrors of medically unproven “fetal pain” issues, but even right-wing Texas legislative leadership says that anti-choice legislation isn’t the priority for the 2013 lawmaking session.

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Losing the Right to Abortion Later in Pregnancy

While access to abortion is increasingly restricted in many states, options for women needing an abortion after 20 weeks have narrowed dramatically. The restrictions on later abortion are part of a broad attack on women’s fundamental right to abortion.

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Rights Groups File Motion for Emergency Injunction Against Arizona Law Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks

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Rights groups tonight filed a motion for an emergency injunction against HB 2036, the Arizona law that, among other things, bans abortions after 20 weeks.

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What Do Responses to a DC 20-Week Abortion Ban Tell Us About the Habits of the Prochoice Movement?

Roe is not the standard for abortion; women’s decision-making is. It deserves legal protection because it is a fact of women’s existence; it is not a fact because it is legally protected.

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Georgia Clinic Fires Now Part of Ongoing Investigation, With Help From Feds

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The recent pattern of fires at clinics that perform abortions, as well as prior clinic break-ins lead police to investigating the possibility of a larger pattern of anti-abortion violence.

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