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Dominican Republic: Catholic Republic? “Right to Life” Enters Constitution

An aggressive advocacy campaign by the Catholic Church has resulted in changes in the Constitution of the Dominican Republic protecting “the right to life” from the moment of conception to death.

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Ignoring Evidence, Mexican States Move to Increase Abortion Restrictions

New abortion restrictions in Mexico not only demonstrate a shocking lack of compassion, they also directly contradict strong evidence that restricting abortion access does not make abortion less common.

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Price Tag Dissuades Utah Legislators from Abortion Ban

Finally, the economic downturn delivers a silver lining for America’s women: legislators in Utah, who are gung-ho about an abortion ban, aren’t going to pursue one in this legislative session because of the cost associated with defending the ban in court.

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How the Midwest Was Won: South Dakota Healthy Families’ Winning Message

The South Dakota measure to criminalize abortion was defeated by 10 points. The campaign responsible for challenging the ban used messaging much of the national pro-choice movement might not agree with. How does a state in which most voters identify as pro-life defeat an abortion ban?

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Anti-Abortion Group Pushes Failed “Personhood” Strategy

Despite the crushing 3-to-1 loss of a state constitutional amendment to confer civil rights on fertilized human eggs, the American Life League says it’s their “only option left”.

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Pregnant in Poland? Government Considers Tracking You for Illegal Abortion

The Polish Health Minister recently proposed a new health department that would register and track women’s pregnancies to ensure abortions were not obtained illegally.

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Ad Asks McCain, “How Much Time Should She Do?”

A pro-choice group will spend millions of dollars in Colorado
and other swing states airing an ad that asks how long women should spend in jail if they have abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned.

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Ensuring the Human Right to Survive Pregnancy in Southeast Asia

To combat maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia far higher than Millennium Development Goal targets, governments must ensure women’s right to safe abortion.

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World to Governments: Women Shouldn’t Be Imprisoned for Abortion

A new poll shows that the public is at odds with their country’s laws. Most people reject using criminal penalties to prevent abortions.

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Back Alley Butcher? Not a Butcher, Not Heartless

There are ways to talk about the dangers that come to women when abortion is criminalized without resorting to lurid myths that slur the good name of those who risk life, limb, and freedom to provide this necessary service.

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