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In El Salvador, Yet Another Woman’s Life Subordinated to Non-Viable Fetus

The story of “Beatriz,” the 22-year-old woman caught in the firestorm of the abortion conflict in El Salvador, continues.

A 22-year-old Salvadoran woman with severe chronic medical conditions is pregnant with a fetus without a brain. But a 1998 law in El Salvador prohibits all abortions, without exception.

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Chipping Away at Exceptions: Forced Birth for Fetal Anomalies

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They say it’s about compassion, eugenics, diversity. But in reality, isn’t it just about chipping away at abortion rights any way that they can?

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Virginia Bill Would Abolish Abortion Funding for Low-income Women Carrying Totally Incapacitated Fetuses

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A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival.

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Losing the Right to Abortion Later in Pregnancy

While access to abortion is increasingly restricted in many states, options for women needing an abortion after 20 weeks have narrowed dramatically. The restrictions on later abortion are part of a broad attack on women’s fundamental right to abortion.

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Iowa Right To Life Seeks to Deny Medicaid Coverage for Pregancies with Fetal Anomalies

Marlys Popma, president of Iowa Right to Life.

Anti-choicers in Iowa are determined to force someone out of Medicaid-funded abortions.

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Federal Judge Upholds Arizona Law Criminalizing All Abortions After 20 Weeks

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A federal judge today upheld Arizona’s unconstitutional pre-viability ban on abortion, allowing the law to go into effect later this week. The law bans all abortions at 20 weeks from a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP) with no exceptions for a pregnant woman’s life or health unless she is experiencing a dire and possibly life-threatening emergency.

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Iowa Legislators, Vying for “Most Mean-Spirited”, Seek to Strip Funds for Abortion Care for Rape, Incest, Fetal Anomalies

It was announced last week that Iowa House members are pushing emergency rulemaking for the state Department of Human Services to halt medical coverage for abortion care in cases of rape or incest, or severe physical or mental fetal deformities. It just doesn’t get more mean-spirited, out of touch and just plain awful than that. 

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Jenni Lane: One Among Many Women Whose Stories Michigan Lawmakers Don’t Want Us to Hear

Jenni Lane and her family

Far from being an exception to the rule, nearly all of the women affected by a ban on abortions after 20 weeks will be those making the excruciating choice to terminate a wanted pregnancy due to fetal anomalies incompatible with life. 

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In Wisconsin, Radical Rules and Regulations Promise to Harm Women and Families

Governor Scott Walker, along with Wisconsin’s anti-abortion, anti-choice and anti-birth control action groups, are jeopardizing physicians’ ability provide necessary medical care to patients with complicated pregnancies.

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(ACTION) Eyes Wide Open: On Nebraska

In a blatant bid to shut down late-term provider Dr. Leroy Carhart, the Nebraska Legislature overwhelmingly passed a virtual ban on all abortions beyond 20 weeks.

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