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South Dakota Bill a ‘Backdoor’ Attempt to Ban Abortions Near 20 Weeks

A bill introduced in the South Dakota house would restrict abortion services in the state by targeting second-trimester abortions with never-before-used legislative language.

A bill introduced in the South Dakota house would restrict abortion services in the state by targeting second-trimester abortions with never-before-used legislative language.

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‘After Tiller’ Filmmaker Martha Shane Discusses Screening the Film in Wichita

For this audience, viewing After Tiller provided something even more than philosophical and moral musings about a difficult and complex subject matter. It provided yet another step toward healing for this community so intimately aligned with the film’s namesake, their doctor, their hero, and their friend.

RH Reality Check recently spoke with Shane about the film and what it meant to show it in Wichita, where Dr. George Tiller practiced and was killed by anti-choice terrorist Scott Roeder.

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Attorneys for Indiana Defend TRAP Law in Federal Court

Two groups have appealed the dismissal of their challenge to an Arizona anti-choice restriction that they argue unconstitutionally relies on harmful racial stereotypes to discriminate against and shame Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who decide to end their pregnancies.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller insists the law is necessary for patient safety, as conservatives in the state continue their attacks on Planned Parenthood.

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Lawsuit Challenging Texas Anti-Choice Law Heads to Court

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law will go before a judge for the first time today.

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House Committee Advances D.C. Spending Ban on Abortion

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

Every year since 1996, Congress has blocked the District of Columbia from spending its own local tax dollars to fund abortions for low-income women. This year is no different.

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Which State Will Be “Most Protective” In 2013?

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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the “most protective” state of all?

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Iowa Antis Want Stricter Abortion Restrictions Because, They Claim, Doctors Are Diagnosing Women’s Health!

Photo: Omada Idachaba MD.

Apparenty in Iowa, only politicians should decide if a woman’s health is at risk?

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Ensuring Access to Safe, Legal Abortion: A Global Movement Grows

Nigeria postabortion care counseling. Photo: Amy Coughlin.

Maternal deaths caused by unsafe abortion are both devastating for the families involved and detrimental to their larger community. Guaranteeing access to safe, legal abortion— and removing barriers to access in countries where abortion is legal—is essential to saving women’s lives and reversing these tragic statistics.

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Rep. Bruce Rendon’s Anti-Abortion “Super-Bill” On Fast Track in Michigan Legislature

Michigan State Rep. Bruce Rendon

Rendon’s HB 5711 is the first bill in the state to roll so many abortion restrictions into one package, threatening to create serious barriers to abortion access for both abortion-seeking women and abortion providers in one fell swoop.

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House Forces D.C. To Continue Ban On Using Medicaid To Pay for Abortions for Poor Women

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The latest proposed House budget shows the Republicans are still intent on using their authority to boss around District residents.

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