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Why We May See Different Outcomes in the Wisconsin and Alabama TRAP Trials

An unusual suggestion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have significant implications for trials over admitting privileges requirements in Alabama and Wisconsin.

An unusual suggestion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have significant implications for trials over admitting privileges requirements in Alabama and Wisconsin—it could be the difference between one court upholding the requirement and the other striking it.

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Texas Looms Large in Trial Over Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas' HB 2 shouldn't carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas’ HB 2 shouldn’t carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.

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Trial Date Set in Case Challenging Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama's admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.

In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama’s admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.

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Court Orders Trial in Challenge to Alabama TRAP Law

The decision acknowledged that while there is "substantial" evidence to question the state's motive in passing an admitting privileges law under the guise of maternal health, a trial is still necessary to determine if the law is constitutional.

The decision acknowledged that while there is “substantial” evidence to question the state’s motive in passing an admitting privileges law under the guise of maternal health, a trial is still necessary to determine if the law is constitutional.

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Federal Court Extends Order Temporarily Blocking Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

Three clinics in the state sued to block the requirement, arguing that it is medically unnecessary and unconstitutional.

A portion of an Alabama law that requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital will remain on hold for at least another week. Three clinics in the state sued to block the requirement, arguing that it is medically unnecessary and unconstitutional.

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Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Louisiana Comes as More States Advance Abortion Restrictions

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

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Federal Court Hears Arguments in Alabama Admitting Privileges Challenge

A federal judge has declared part of Texas' abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

A federal court is considering whether to permanently block the state’s requirement that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Attorneys Ask Court to Skip Trial in Fight Over Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

Competing motions filed by attorneys for the State of Alabama and three abortion clinics in the state have asked a federal court to rule without a trial on the constitutionality of the state's admitting privileges law.

Competing motions filed by attorneys for the State of Alabama and three abortion clinics in the state have asked a federal court to rule without a trial on the constitutionality of the state’s admitting privileges law.

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Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Alabama TRAP Law

Scales of justice and gavel on book

On Friday a federal judge blocked Alabama’s admitting privileges law from taking effect while a lawsuit on its merits proceeds.

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Alabama Governor Will Sign TRAP Law Because God Wants Him To

Governor Robert Bentley.

The legislature is claiming new clinic rules are for women’s safety. But the governor will close the clinics for God.

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