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White Republicans Have Pushed 90 Percent of 2016’s Anti-Choice Bills

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

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Anti-Choice Legislation Mills Descend on Colorado, Report Finds

Americans United for Life, a national anti-choice organization, is stepping up its legislative activities in the state, along with other groups looking to end legal abortion.

Americans United for Life, a national anti-choice organization, is stepping up its legislative activities in the state, along with other groups looking to end legal abortion.

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U.S. House Passes Yet Another Anti-Choice Bill

HR 3495, sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy and misleadingly named the “Women’s Public Health and Safety Act,” would allow states to kick health-care providers out of their Medicaid programs for performing abortions, or being connected in almost any way to abortion services.

The misleadingly-named “Women’s Public Health and Safety Act” would allow states to kick health-care providers out of their Medicaid programs for performing abortions, or being connected in almost any way to abortion services.

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Under Pressure From Anti-Choice Lawmakers, University of Missouri Ends Admitting Privilege

The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities.

The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities.

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Michigan GOP Pushes ‘Coerced Abortion’ Measure

Supporters claim that the measure will protect women from being forced into terminating a pregnancy, while opponents say the language of the bill is too vague and will promulgate myths about abortion.

Supporters claim that the measure will protect women from being forced into terminating a pregnancy, while opponents say the language of the bill is too vague and will promulgate myths about abortion.

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Senate Blocks Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

Opponents of HR 36 attacked the bill on the grounds that it is unconstitutional; violates the rights of women in desperate situations, including rape and incest victims; and threatens doctors with criminal penalties for trying to do what’s best for their patients.

Opponents of HR 36 attacked the bill on the grounds that it is unconstitutional; violates the rights of women in desperate situations, including rape and incest victims; and threatens doctors with criminal penalties for trying to do what’s best for their patients.

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Attacks on Planned Parenthood Could Create Dicey Situation for Colorado’s GOP Candidates

Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.

Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.

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Louisiana Lawmakers Clash as GOP Fails to Advance Anti-Choice Measure

A Louisiana senate committee hearing Tuesday on an abortion ban based on the sex of the fetus ended with a tense exchange between a committee member and the bill’s author.

A Louisiana senate committee hearing Tuesday on an abortion ban based on the sex of the fetus ended with a tense exchange between a committee member and the bill’s author.

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Tennessee Governor Signs 48-Hour Waiting Period Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaking at an event in April.

Tennessee joins 26 states that require waiting periods prior to having an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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Missouri Legislators Propose 22 Anti-Choice Measures, Pass None

While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate.

While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate.

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