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Texans: If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Paying Attention

Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state's family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?

Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state’s family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?

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Report: Texas’ Family Planning Cuts Are a Human Rights Violation

A panel of CRR and NLIRH representatives joined legislative staff and Valley activists at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon to highlight the findings of the report, which CRR's Luisa Cabal said "puts a face to reckless political indifference."

A new report shows that Texans in the Rio Grande Valley are now unable to access the affordable reproductive health care that was available to them just a few years ago.

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Federal Judge Declares Hospital Admitting Privileges Provision of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional (Updated)

A federal judge has declared part of Texas' abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

A federal judge has declared part of Texas’ abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

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On First Day of Texas Abortion Law Trial, State Asserts Interest in Protecting ‘Unborn’

A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.

Opponents of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law went to court Monday morning to ask a federal judge to block two tenets of HB 2 that require abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and restrict the prescription of a medication abortion regimen.

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Red River Clinic Asks Court to Dismiss Its Legal Challenge to Sex-Selection and Fetal Anomaly Bans

The 2-1 ruling requires crisis pregnancy centers disclose whether they have licensed medical providers at their facilities.

Saying a North Dakota law that bans abortions based on gender or fetal anomaly doesn’t apply to them, the Red River Women’s Clinic asked a federal court to dismiss its legal challenge to the law.

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Oklahoma Judge Blocks Emergency Contraception Restrictions

A state judge ruled Monday that age and identification requirements on the sale of emergency contraception passed by the Oklahoma legislature should be blocked.

A state judge ruled Monday that age and identification requirements on the sale of emergency contraception passed by the Oklahoma legislature should be blocked.

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Judge Approves Administration’s Strategy for EC Over-the-Counter … With Reservations

In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.

Women’s groups applaud a judge’s approval of the administration’s plan to make emergency contraception available over the counter, but remain wary of its commitment to doing so.

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Arkansas Judge Temporarily Blocks State’s 12-Week Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked the state's extreme law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it proceeds.

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked the state’s extreme law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it proceeds.

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Arguments Moving Forward in Challenge to Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban

Scales of justice and gavel on book

A federal judge rejected arguments by the state of Arkansas that a lawsuit challenging its 12-week abortion ban should be dismissed.

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Lawsuit Filed to Challenge North Dakota TRAP Law

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

Reproductive rights activists filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try and keep the state’s only abortion clinic open.

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