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Missouri’s ‘Committee on the Sanctity of Life’ Threatens a State Official

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri said during a committee hearing last week that the state health department director could be held in contempt if she refuses to name a hospital that grants admitting privileges to abortion providers.

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri said during a committee hearing last week that the state health department director could be held in contempt if she refuses to name a hospital that grants admitting privileges to abortion providers.

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Judge Blocks Tennessee From Enforcing Clinic Shutdown Measure

A ruling issued last week prevents regulators from enforcing a measure that forces some abortion clinics meet the same standards as mini-hospitals.

A ruling issued last week prevents regulators from enforcing a measure that forces some abortion clinics meet the same standards as mini-hospitals.

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States Enact 51 Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2015: Mid-Year Analysis

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

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Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close.

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close.

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Impact of Admitting Privileges Case Before Supreme Court Extends Beyond Mississippi

The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi's admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for abortion rights advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.

The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi’s admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for pro-choice advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.

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Admitting Privilege Laws: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Twelve states have enacted such policies, which require doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, and they are in effect in five states. But the seminal questions are: Does this requirement benefit women? And what are the costs to women and providers?

Twelve states have enacted such policies, which require doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, and they are in effect in five states. But the seminal questions are: Does this requirement benefit women? And what are the costs to women and providers?

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Federal Court: Challenge to Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law Can Proceed

The ruling dismisses a portion of the challenge to the law but lets the underlying challenge to its constitutionality proceed.

The ruling dismisses a portion of the challenge to the law but lets the underlying challenge to its constitutionality proceed.

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Louisiana Health Department Adopts Radical Anti-Choice Rules

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals revised its abortion clinic licensing standards, and the new regulations could severely restrict access to legal abortion care throughout the state.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals revised its abortion clinic licensing standards, and the new regulations could severely restrict access to legal abortion care throughout the state.

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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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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested for Ordering Daughter Abortion-Inducing Pills Online

The logical outcome of the current anti-choice strategy is arrests of pregnant women and the people who try to help them: Coerce women into the black market by reducing the number of legal abortion providers, and then leave them to the prosecutors.

The logical outcome of the current anti-choice strategy is arrests of pregnant women and the people who try to help them: Coerce women into the black market by reducing the number of legal abortion providers, and then leave them to the prosecutors.

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