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Roundup: More Buzz on HHS Secretary; Kansas and South Carolina Consider Anti-Choice Bills

More buzz possible HHS Secretary picks; Kansas legislature considers anti-choice bills, and so does South Carolina’s; Scott Lemieux takes the measure of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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House Panel in South Carolina Approves 24-Hour Waiting Periods

Last Tuesday a South Carolina House panel approved a law that would require women to submit to an ultrasound and wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion. What’s next? A state-mandated cup of tea with my mother before I can buy condoms?

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New York City Council Hears Testimony on Clinic Access Bill

The New York City Council today heard testimony on a bill that would improve access to women’s health clinics and make it easier to prosecute harassers who protest outside of clinics.

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A Referral You Don’t Want

College heath centers routinely refer young women to these crisis pregnancy centers, which are often purposefully located near college campuses.

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Averting Their Eyes from Assault on Women’s Health

A new Oklahoma law permits women seeking abortion to avert their eyes while an ultrasound is performed — but requires them to hear a description of what the ultrasound is displaying.

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