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When Lying To Women Is Mandated Care: Informed Consent, Abortion, and the Role Played by Justice Kennedy

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The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals gave constitutional protection to misleading women seeking abortion care. Now it will almost certainly rest on Justice Kennedy to address challenges to informed consent laws, problems with which can be traced back to him in the first place.

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Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Law Requiring Doctors to Lie to Women

Despite ample evidence that there is no link between abortion and suicide, a federal appeals court decides its okay for South Dakota to require doctors to lie to women.

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Study Linking Abortion and Mental Health Issues Debunked

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Researchers concluded that a study that claimed abortion causes mental health issues had “fundamental analytical errors.”

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Nebraska Abortion Laws Reveal Mental Health Misogyny

Nebraska’s recent abortion laws show an intellectual consistency in the anti-choice worldview, one that is fundamentally misogynist.

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Roundup: New Political Landscape for Pro-Choice Advocates; March for Life in DC

Celebrating the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade; it’s Blog for Choice Day!; March for Life features women regretting their abortions; Caroline Kennedy withdraws her Senate candidacy; provider conscience regulation not suspended by the White House; political landscape around abortion reshaped; early priorities for reproductive health groups.

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Abortion and Mental Health: Separating Science from the Junk

Antiabortion activists often attempt to capitalize on the fact that the public and many policymakers cannot distinguish between well-conducted studies and those that fall in the “junk science” category.

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