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Planned Parenthood Drops Legal Challenge to Kansas Misleading Consent Requirement

The health-care provider will now link to state mandated anti-abortion materials on its website home page after dismissing a lawsuit challenging the requirement as unconstitutional.

The health-care provider will now link to state mandated anti-abortion materials on its website home page after dismissing a lawsuit challenging the requirement as unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Meets to Consider Taking Up Challenge to ‘Roe’

Attorneys for Arizona hope the Roberts Court will uphold the state's 20-week abortion ban, and will overrule Roe v. Wade in doing so.

Attorneys for Arizona hope the Roberts Court will uphold the state’s 20-week abortion ban, and will overrule Roe v. Wade in doing so.

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Why Are Anti-Choicers Celebrating the Death of the Idaho 20-Week Ban?

United States District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill

A federal judge ruled the Idaho “fetal pain” ban unconstitutional. So why are the anti-choice activists celebrating? It’s a combination of optimism and a misunderstanding of how the judicial process works.

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Former ALEC Task Force Member Files Companion ‘Preborn Pain’ Bill In Texas Senate

Texas capitol building.

Following on the heels of a House member, a second Texas legislator with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council files a companion bill to the state’s proposed 20-week abortion ban.

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Georgia Follows Virginia’s Lead, Plans to Try to Repeal 22-Week Gestation Ban

Georgia Senator Nan Orrock, left (with Rep.Virgil Fludd). (World News, Inc.)

The much maligned and now court embroiled so-called “fetal pain” ban in Georgia probably won’t be overturned, but Democrats will give it a try.

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Rick Perry: “Make Abortion at Any Stage a Thing of the Past”

Gov. Rick Perry addresses a news conference at The Source for Women in Houston on Tuesday, 12/11. Photo: AP.

Like all anti-abortion politicians, the claim of “fetal pain” is really an excuse to end abortion all together.

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The So-Called Personhood and Fetal Pain Bans, and the Race to the Supreme Court Steps

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Personhood measures are billed as the most direct threat to Roe v. Wade, but it is the 20 week bans we need to pay the most attention to.

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Virginia Lawmakers Put 20-Week Abortion Ban on Hold

Tarina Keene. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia/flickr.

Citing “constitutional issues,” the bill has been tabled for now.

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Who Is James Teilborg?

Judge James Teilborg.

The New Republic has a fascinating article about the man who may change the course of a woman’s right to choose.

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Lee Wants to Protect Computers and Fetuses by Throwing D.C. Abortion Ban on Cybersecurity Bill

Utah Sen. Mike Lee. Politico

If you can’t pass a bill yourself, there’s always something else you can tag it on to.

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