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Federal Appeals Court to Reconsider Virginia Abortion Ban

This morning, a full Fourth Circuit Court reconsidered a Virginia ban on certain late-term abortion procedures.

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Fact or Fiction: The Debate and Reproductive Health

Those of us waiting to hear the presidential candidates clarify their stances on abortion, women’s health, equal pay and Supreme Court nominees had a lot to pay attention to tonight.

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Courting Reproductive Justice: 30 Years of Linda Greenhouse

As New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse retires, looking back on some reproductive rights cases she covered reveals an alarming trajectory.

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Building A Better Frame: Reproductive Rights In the Media

We have an opportunity to re-focus the reproductive rights and health public and media discourse this campaign season – let’s take it.

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HHS Moves to Define Contraception as Abortion

The Department of Health and Human Services Monday released a proposal that allows any federal grant recipient to obstruct a woman’s access to contraception. In order to do this, the Department is attempting to redefine many forms of contraception as abortion.

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A Brief History of the ‘Health Exception’

Roe v. Wade gave us a federal statute to ensure abortion access after viability when a threat to the health of the pregnant woman was at stake. The federal abortion ban took it away.

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Michigan House Passes Federal Abortion Ban Copy

Late Tuesday night, Michigan’s Democratic-led House passed Senate Bill 776, a federal abortion ban copy intended as a litmus test for members of Congress in an election year.

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Roundup Redux: C-Sections, Anti-Choice Connecting The Dots

This Wednesday afternoon Roundup includes: C-sections are causing preterm birth, outlandish anti-choice legislation titles, midwifery successes and connecting the anti-choice dots.

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Michigan Seeking Federal Abortion Ban Copy

The Michigan House is poised to consider a symbolic bill that would mirror the federal ban on so-called partial birth abortion. Local Planned Parenthood staff say Michigan Right to Life is using the bill as an election-year loyalty test.

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Politics Has No Place in Medicine

A year ago today, on April 18, 2007, the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on a specific abortion procedure. The law deliberately omitted an exception allowing doctors to act if a woman’s health is in danger. Now, copycat legislation is being introduced in states across the country.

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