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New Model Laws Would Let Third Parties Sue for Emotional Damages From Abortions

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.

Americans United for Life has offered model legislation designed to “expand enforcement” of existing abortion restrictions.

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Anti-Choice Advocates Abuse Statutory Rape Reporting Laws to Target Abortion Providers

Experts questioned whether child-abuse reporting laws have any significant impact on stopping sexual abuse, but they are certainly having an impact on abortion providers.

Public health experts say there is a legitimate purpose to statutory rape and incest laws. However, in the context of abortion, these laws are effectively criminalizing normal teen sex and risk compromising patient-confidentiality agreements, as well as potentially deterring patients from seeking sexual health treatment.

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As Texas Goes, So Goes the Nation

Texas is shutting down abortion clinics, driving privileged women to travel far for abortion, and forcing lower-income women to endure forced pregnancy. This is where the entire country is headed, if the anti-choice movement prevails in the courts.

Texas is shutting down abortion clinics, driving privileged women to travel far for abortion, and forcing lower-income women to endure forced pregnancy. This is where the entire country is headed, if the anti-choice movement prevails in the courts.

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West Virginia Anti-Choice Doctor’s Complaint Against Nurse-Midwife Is Dismissed

Two South Dakota bills that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion procedures as well as penalties on abortion providers, including possible life in prison, will not move forward in the legislature.

A complaint from anti-choice advocate Dr. Byron Calhoun arguing that criminal charges should be brought against a nurse-midwife whose patient needed an emergency cesarean section has been dismissed by the state’s nursing board.

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No, Obamacare’s Use of the Phrase ‘Unborn Child’ Is Not Hypocrisy

While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.

Anti-choicers are trying to accuse liberals of hypocrisy because the health insurance exchanges let people know “unborn children” are included in coverage. But the only hypocrites here are people who claim to support life but are trying to demonize attempts to get pregnant women health coverage.

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Ad in College Paper: ‘Did Your Night [Drinking] Make You Two Weeks Late? Come to Us.’

The Hope Pregnancy Center ad in Thursday's Texas A&M newspaper.

Amid an ongoing public debate about alcohol and rape, especially with regard to teenagers and young adults, an ad for Hope Pregnancy Center in Thursday’s Texas A&M newspaper asks students if a night out at the local bars “[made] them” pregnant.

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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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While California Expands Access, Bakersfield City Council Debates Restricting Abortion Access

Following on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown signing two laws—AB 154 and AB 980—that will expand access to abortion in the state, the Bakersfield City Council debated the “Human Life Amendment” Wednesday.

Following on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown signing two laws—AB 154 and AB 980—that will expand access to abortion in the state, the Bakersfield City Council debated the “Human Life Amendment” Wednesday.

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Kansas Spends Almost $1 Million Defending Anti-Abortion Laws

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

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Legal Wrap: Values Voter Summit Highlights GOP Obsession With Contraception

Republicans remind voters at last weekend's Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

Republicans remind voters at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit the only thing that matters is getting rid of contraception access at all costs.

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