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Alabama Lawmakers Propose Near-Total Abortion Ban, Other Severe Restrictions

New bills in Alabama would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get one, and force women with fatal fetal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in Alabama.

The new bills would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get an abortion, and force women carrying fetuses with fatal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in the state.

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Closing Arguments Heard in Texas Anti-Choice Law Trial

The eight male lawyers and one female lawyer representing the State of Texas at the HB 2 hearing.

A federal judge said Wednesday that he would make a ruling on a lawsuit challenging parts of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law “as quickly as [he] can,” as the law is poised to go into effect next Tuesday.

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Tears, Testy Exchanges on Second Day of Texas Abortion Law Trial

Picture from inside the Texas courthouse in which the HB 2 debate is taking place.

On the second day of Texas’ omnibus anti-choice law trial, testimony focused on whether abortion providers would be able to obtain hospital admitting privileges under the new law.

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On First Day of Texas Abortion Law Trial, State Asserts Interest in Protecting ‘Unborn’

A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.

Opponents of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law went to court Monday morning to ask a federal judge to block two tenets of HB 2 that require abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and restrict the prescription of a medication abortion regimen.

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Planned Parenthood and Kansas Attorneys Reach Deal on Challenge to Disclosure Law

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.

If accepted by the federal court, Planned Parenthood would narrow its legal challenge to a requirement that providers link to state-sponsored anti-abortion materials on their websites.

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A Wink and a Nod: Anti-Choice Laws Invite Anti-Choice Harassment and Terrorism

In addition to imposing unnecessary and damaging limits and requirements on women’s medical care, do anti-abortion laws contribute to a social climate in which it is acceptable to terrorize me, my colleagues, and our patients?

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The Hypocrisy of “Informed Consent” Abortion Laws

This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.

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The Initial Assaults on Abortion Rights in 2011

The first urgent business for the incoming 112th Congress was supposed to be a call to repeal the health care bill. Proclaiming a mandate, newly elected Congressional members and incumbents were on message about ObamaCare and what the American people want. They decried the mandatory purchase of health insurance and the penalty for refusing to do so. While they focused on the “will of the people,”  they were very busy planning the will of the conservatives to enact new, highly restrictive abortion laws.

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