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Oklahoma Law Requires Details of Every Abortion Performed Be Published Online

Yesterday, our colleagues at Jezebel wrote about a new Oklahoma law that will require the details of every abortion to be posted on a public website. Proponents say this will prevent abortion — apparently by shaming and burdening women and doctors.

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Nicaragua: The Reality of Abortion Restrictions Revealed

Think concerns over “egg-as-person” laws in the US are overblown? In Nicaragua, pregnant women suffering from cancer are refused appropriate treatment and girls pregnant as a result of rape are compelled to carry to term, to name just a few…

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Parental Notification Law Will Only Harm Illinois’ Young Women

While parental notification laws are intended to protect young women, they assume that all young women can safely involve their family in the decision to terminate a pregnancy.

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Judge Rules Oklahoma Ultrasound Requirement Unconstitutional

An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Virginia Abortion Restriction

A Virginia law that makes doctors criminally liable for performing the “most common” form of second trimester abortion was upheld by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced today.

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Note to Women: Don’t Think! Ross Douthat Is Here to Do It For You

Women, take off your shoes, get knocked up, and go back to the kitchen, ’cause Ross Douthat will tell us everything we need to know and the world will be a better place.

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Ross Douthat’s Abortion Solution: Don’t Let Women Have Abortions

Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.

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Republicans on Dawn Johnsen: “Raging Ideologue Who Can’t See Straight”?

Watch Dahlia Lithwick and Rachel Maddow crush the logic behind Republican opposition to Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s pick for Assistant Attorney General. Slick.

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