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Illinois ‘Ultrasound Bus’ Zoning Dispute Potentially Advances Fetal Rights

Anti-choicers wait around their "Mobile Ultrasound Unit," parked outside a Rockwood abortion clinic.

When a federal judge ruled earlier this month that Elgin, Illinois, is permanently blocked from enforcing a provision of its zoning regulations that had blocked an anti-abortion “ultrasound bus,” he did more than just open the possibility of more crisis pregnancy centers on wheels to pop up.

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Undercover Audio Recordings Reveal False Claims Made at Virginia Crisis Pregnancy Center

The Supreme Court will consider whether the Susan B. Anthony List can challenge an Ohio law that prohibits lying in campaign ads.

According to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and NARAL Pro-Choice America, the groups that released the audio, the recordings suggest that CPCs have one agenda: advocating against abortion and birth control, regardless of a patient’s circumstances.

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Texas Crisis Pregnancy Center Expects Influx of New ‘Opportunities for Ministry’

Texas state Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville, pictured above) said in March: "This bill is not intended to decrease abortions or to close any clinic that does abortions."

A Houston crisis pregnancy center’s director says she expects an “inevitable influx of clients” after the passage of HB 2, which will shut down the vast majority of legal abortion clinics in Texas. But that’s precisely what the bill’s proponents said would never happen.

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After One Year of Forced Ultrasounds in Virginia, Report Examines Role of CPCs

Sex-selection bans have indeed proliferated throughout the US. They have also merited relative silence from the mainstream reproductive rights movement.

A new report from the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation shows that crisis pregnancy centers are misleading and in some cases obstructing patients from accessing abortion services, and they are doing so under the auspices of being sanctioned by the state.

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Federal Appeals Court Reverses Block on Baltimore’s CPC ‘Truth-in-Advertising’ Law

A federal appeals court ruled a lower court was wrong when it blocked a Baltimore law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not actual medical facilities.

A federal appeals court ruled a lower court was wrong when it blocked a Baltimore law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not actual medical facilities.

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Ohio Governor Signs 2014 Budget With 5 Radical Amendments

The governor had little problem using his veto pen on the state budget, but wouldn't cross of any one of 5 anti-women, anti-health amendments.

The governor had little problem using his veto pen on the state budget, but wouldn’t cross of any one of five anti-women, anti-health amendments.

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Thousands of North Carolinians Protest GOP Overreach at State Capitol

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

“Moral Monday” events organized by the North Carolina NAACP and local clergy have brought together thousands of citizens to express growing discontent with the new conservative majority’s focus on tax breaks and handouts for the wealthy at the expense of social services.

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Dual Strategies Used to Attack Planned Parenthood in Louisiana, Ohio, and Oklahoma

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

The war on Planned Parenthood is now reaching epic proportions, as multiple states try to defund existing clinics and block new ones from opening.

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North Carolina to Give Quarter of a Million Dollars in Women’s Health Funding to Deceptive ‘Clinics’

Last week, Planned Parenthood closed two West Texas clinics within a few days of each other, citing its inability to sustain the rural clinics in Texas' anti-reproductive health climate.

The funding, which is usually used to provide medical care and contraceptive coverage for poor and uninsured women who do not qualify for Medicaid, would instead go to an umbrella group for about half of the state’s CPCs.

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West Virginia Crisis Pregnancy Center Moves Next Door to Abortion Provider

Spokespeople for the CPC, which shares a name similar to that of the reproductive health clinic, avoided giving a straight answer as to whether the next-door location was a coincidence or if it was intended to confuse patients on their way to the clinic.

Spokespeople for the CPC, which shares a name similar to that of the reproductive health clinic, avoided giving a straight answer as to whether the next-door location was a coincidence or if it was intended to confuse patients on their way to the clinic.

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