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Supreme Court Refuses to Review Arizona’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court's decision leaves in place a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling permanently blocking the law from taking effect.

The Supreme Court’s decision leaves in place a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling permanently blocking the law from taking effect.

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Anti-Choicers Secure Needed Signatures on 20-Week Abortion Ban Petition in Albuquerque

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 move to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has overcome its first hurdle to becoming municipal law.

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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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Federal Court Strikes Idaho’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

The criminal charge against McCormack was dismissed for lack of evidence, but the judge left open the possibility that prosecutors could re-file should they find more evidence.

A sweeping decision hands reproductive rights activists one of their strongest victories yet.

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Texas ALEC Chair Files ‘Preborn Pain Act,’ as Promised by Rick Perry

Texas capitol building.

This morning, ALEC-affiliated Texas State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) filed the state legislature’s first attempt to ban abortions after 20 weeks—the so-called Preborn Pain Act.

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Arkansas Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.

The governor will veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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State Court Temporarily Blocks Georgia’s 20 Week Abortion Ban

Judge Doris Downs. Photo: The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

A state court judge ruled the state of Georgia could not ban abortions pre-viabilty.

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How Many Amalias, Karinas, and Savitas Must There Be? Las Savitas de Centroamérica

Here in Central America, women are denied life-saving treatment every day. Women with life-threatening illnesses are denied treatment because to do so might harm their pregnancy—just the same explanation that Savita’s husband received from their doctors in Galway.  [This article is published in both English and Spanish.]

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Abortion in Ireland: The Injustice and Day-to-Day Terror Faced by Countless Women

Abortion Support Network’s Jennifer Reiter at a vigil in London

Haunted by the harrowing details of Savita’s death we’re left to wonder how many more women in Ireland may have lost their lives as a result of being denied a life-saving abortion.

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Savita Had a Heartbeat, Too

What does it say about a society when it leaves a woman to die in the name of “life?” Where is the respect for women’s lives? This irony pervades the politics surrounding women’s health in my own country, the United States.

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