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Maine GOP Proposes TRAP Law in Anti-Choice Push

Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.

Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.

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Virginia Attorney General: Abortion Clinics Don’t Need to Comply With TRAP Regulations

Virginia abortion clinics don’t have to comply with the harsh targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law currently under review by the state, according to a decision passed down by state Attorney General Mark Herring.

Virginia abortion clinics don’t have to comply with the harsh targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) regulation under review by the state, according to a decision passed down by state Attorney General Mark Herring.

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Reproductive Rights Advocates to Roberts Court: Don’t Intervene in Mississippi Abortion Battle

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state's only abortion clinic.

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment

The amendment to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill was defeated in the state senate by a 32-29 vote, mostly along partisan lines, with four anti-choice Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure.

The amendment to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill was defeated in the state senate by a 32-29 vote, mostly along partisan lines, with four anti-choice Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure.

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Pro-Choice Win: Federal Court Upholds Pittsburgh Buffer Zone

A federal court in Pennsylvania was the first to uphold an abortion clinic buffer zone ordinance since the Supreme Court called into question the constitutionality of similar laws last summer.

A federal court in Pennsylvania was the first to uphold an abortion clinic buffer zone ordinance since the Supreme Court called into question the constitutionality of similar laws last summer.

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Ohio Clinic Can Stay Open While It Challenges Transfer Agreement Requirements

The Women's Med Center in Sharonsville, Ohio.

Friday’s ruling means that, for now, women in the Cincinnati area will not be forced to potentially travel out of state for abortion care.

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Missouri Bill Would Increase Inspection Requirements for State’s Only Abortion Clinic

Introduced by state Rep. Kathy Swan (above), HB 1478 has 107 co-sponsors, primarily Republicans.

“This is simply just another bill to harass us because we provide abortion care, and not a bill to address a problem, because no problem exists,” said Paula Gianino, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and of Southwest Missouri.

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New Regulations in Ohio Threaten to Close Two More Clinics

The Women's Med Center in Sharonsville, Ohio.

Already, some women in Ohio are crossing the border to Michigan to obtain abortions because of clinic closures in their own state.

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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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State Documents Reveal No Proof of Harm to Women in Texas Abortion Services

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs HB 2 on July 18, 2013.

The documents, which were requested by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in May, show that the state already had one of the nation’s most proactive and aggressive systems to police abortion services and ensure that facilities were complying with those rules.

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