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Lindsey Graham to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

With a potentially tough Republican primary ahead of him, Sen. Lindsey Graham (pictured above) took the lead on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization--after Sen. Marco Rubio turned down the opportunity.

The bill, a companion to the House’s HR 1797, would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states.

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Exclusive: Results of Congressional ‘Fishing Expedition’ Show Abortion Is Already Highly Regulated, Overwhelmingly Safe

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.

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20-Week Abortion Bans and the Pathway to the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's crusade to have the state's "crimes against nature" law reinstated.

Much has been written about the politics behind 20-week abortion laws—especially the false claims that they are designed to protect women—but so far, there has been relatively scant coverage of the anti-choice litigation strategy in relation to these bans.

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‘The Blood of Texas Women Is on Your Hands’: Gov. Perry Signs Texas Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

"Protestors sing 'we're not gonna take it' after Governor Perry signed HB 2 into law.

Flanked by anti-choice legislators, Republican Gov. Rick Perry held a public ceremony at the state capitol building Thursday to sign HB 2 while pro-choice protesters in the rotunda chanted and held signs.

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Fetal Viability and 20-Week Bans: A Constitutional ‘Bright Line’ for Abortion Restrictions

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

The battle over Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban re-affirms a fundamental right to choose abortion, but by embracing fetal viability as a legal cut-off point is the court just making matters worse?

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Legal Wrap: Another Federal Court Re-Affirms Abortion Rights

Arizona's 20-week abortion ban falls, but that won't stop anti-choice legislators in D.C. from pushing ahead with their own version.

Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban falls, but that won’t stop anti-choice legislators in D.C. from pushing ahead with their own version.

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Expensive ‘Medical Expert’ Testimony, Referendum Petitions: Coming Up in North Dakota?

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit today challenging two laws passed in North Dakota designed to end safe abortion in the state.

A look at the past shows that whatever avenue is taken, the fight for abortion rights in North Dakota will be long and expensive.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Fails in Committee; Too Strict for Some, Too Lenient for Others

Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, right, speaks during a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

The heartbeat ban may be stuck in committee. Why? It’s not strict enough.

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Arkansas House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban with No Exceptions

Arkansas House meeting on Monday, 02/04/13. (Lee Hogan/Arkansas Online)

Rape, incest, and fetal anomalies aren’t good enough reasons for an abortion after 20 weeks in Arkansas, according to the House.

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