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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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In ‘Fixing’ Medication Abortion Ban, Kansas GOP Seeks to Control Who Can Use IVs and When

An anti-choice bill passed Wednesday by a Kansas legislative committee could have broad implications for how all health care—not just reproductive care—is provided.

An anti-choice bill passed Wednesday by a Kansas legislative committee could have broad implications for how all health care—not just reproductive care—is provided.

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House Passes ‘Disgustingly Cruel’ 20-Week Abortion Ban

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies.

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies, and with rape and incest exceptions that advocates call callous and cruel.

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235 Anti-Choice Bills Proposed in State Legislatures Since January

Since the 2010 midterm elections, when Republicans made massive gains across the country, hundreds of anti-choice bills have been introduced in state legislatures.

Since the 2010 midterm elections, when Republicans made massive gains across the country, hundreds of anti-choice bills have been introduced in state legislatures, and more of those bills have become law in that time than during the entire decade prior.

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New Mexico Democrats Block GOP’s Maneuver on Anti-Choice Bills

New Mexico State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Republicans from bringing two anti-choice bills to the floor for a vote, as Republicans attempted to circumvent the committee process.

New Mexico State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Republicans from bringing two anti-choice bills to the floor for a vote, as Republicans attempted to circumvent the committee process.

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States Continue to Enact Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2014, But at a Lower Level Than in the Previous Three Years

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So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new restrictions designed to limit access to abortion, about half the number (41) of similar restrictions that had been enacted by this point last year.

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What Is Going on With Admitting Privileges Legislation in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania State Capitol

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently asked Planned Parenthood facilities in the state to submit transfer agreement and admitting privileges information, even though the state currently does not require clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A spokesperson said a department employee was acting on his or her own.

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Michigan Lawmakers Propose ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban

Legislation introduced in Michigan this month would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

A package of legislation introduced in the state this month would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and would severely criminalize doctors by making it a felony to perform such a procedure.

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