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Oklahoma Law Requires Details of Every Abortion Performed Be Published Online

Yesterday, our colleagues at Jezebel wrote about a new Oklahoma law that will require the details of every abortion to be posted on a public website. Proponents say this will prevent abortion — apparently by shaming and burdening women and doctors.

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Abortion is THE Issue for Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell’s position on abortion is not incidental to his career as a politician; it’s central, and it’s also extreme.

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Missouri Abortion Restriction Bill Only Worsens Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

Are you a woman whose husband beat you upon learning you were pregnant, after suggesting abortion? If so, Missouri is on the verge of deciding that you are incompetent to make the decision about whether to terminate your pregnancy.

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Roundup: How Beneficial Is Breastfeeding?

How beneficial is breastfeeding?; Vatican rejects Caroline Kennedy as ambassador; abortion legislation in Kansas after Sebelius; comparing the struggles for marriage equality and reproductive rights.

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Missouri Legislature: Coerced Pregnancy, Fine; Voluntary Abortion, No Way

A Missouri bill would make physicians criminals for helping women obtain an abortion “with knowledge” that the woman has been “coerced” and would prohibit the woman from consenting to an abortion as the “victim of a coerced abortion.”

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Roundup: Idaho House Passes Pharmacy Refusal Legislation

Pharmacy refusal legislation passes in Idaho; feminists pressure Spain to reform abortion laws; South Carolina waiting period bill progresses; Clinton receives Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award; more on Gardasil, mandatory testing.

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Colorado State Senators Argue Contraception Kills

The proposed Birth Control Protection Act in Colorado would stem future assaults on contraception by conservative lawmakers and religious activists who argue birth control pills are an “abortifacient.”

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Roundup: Minnesota Legislature Considers Sex-Selective Abortion Bill

Minnesota legislature considers sex-selective abortion bill; Vitter attempts to strip family planning funds from omnibus; Brownback not gearing up to fight Sebelius confirmation; girl in Brazil undergoes abortion; debunking conservative talking points on parental involvement; Massachusetts Catholic hospital contemplates merger.

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Roundup: Family Planning Expansion in 2010 Budget

Family planning expansion in 2010 budget; Arizona abortion bill considered by House; groups protest Brownback fundraising letter; anti-choicers protest possible Sebelius pick; Phill Kline to face ethics complaint; sex “education” failing kids in Texas; California study examines attitudes on abortion.

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Four Minnesota Bills Attempt to Restrict Access to Abortion

Minnesota’s anti-abortion forces are hoping a slate of bills will restrict access to abortion. Four bills have been offered this session, from outright bans on the procedure to data-collection mandates.

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