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North Carolina Republicans Demand Abortion Patients’ Ultrasounds

A North Carolina law requiring doctors who perform abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to submit ultrasounds to state officials went into effect January 1.

A North Carolina law requiring doctors who perform abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to submit ultrasounds to state officials went into effect January 1.

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Louisiana’s Race to the Bottom: State Gubernatorial Candidates Both Oppose Abortion

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic rival, Rep. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana’s highly anticipated gubernatorial runoff election is making waves as a Democrat in the Deep South threatens Republicans’ hold on the governor’s seat. But whatever his politics, should he win, Rep. Edwards would still be no friend to reproductive health in the state.

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Staunchly Anti-Choice Lawmaker to Run for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Colorado State Sen. Tim Neville, who last year introduced a bill requiring a doctor to perform a vaginal ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion, is a leading GOP contender so far to take on pro-choice Sen. Michael Bennet next year.

Colorado state Sen. Tim Neville, who last year introduced a bill requiring a doctor to perform a vaginal ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion, is a leading GOP contender so far to take on pro-choice Sen. Michael Bennet next year.

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Roberts Court Refuses to Hear North Carolina Forced Ultrasound Case

Monday's refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.

Monday’s refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.

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North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Revive Its Mandatory Ultrasound Law

The legislation is considered by reproductive health advocates to be one of the most extreme ultrasound laws in the country.

Attorneys for the State of North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state law that requires patients to undergo a narrated ultrasound before having an abortion, even if the patient objects.

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Study: Viewing an Ultrasound Does Not Dissuade Women From Abortion

A new study measuring the impact of ultrasound on abortion decisions unsurprisingly shows ultrasounds don't change women's minds.

A new study measuring the impact of ultrasound on abortion decisions unsurprisingly shows ultrasounds don’t change women’s minds. It also disproves the myth that abortion providers and pro-choicers are trying to hide the reality of abortion from women.

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What We Are Missing in the Trans-vaginal Ultrasound Debate

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In the heated debate around trans-vaginal ultrasounds, there is too little focus on what is really wrong with these laws.

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Tennessee Lawmaker: If You Don’t Look at Your Ultrasound, You’ll be Forced to Hear About It

State Senator Jim Tracy. (The Tennessean)

The only way to get out of having your ultrasound described to you in excruciating detail is to look at it yourself.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Romney and Corbett: “Shared Values” on Forced Ultrasound

Romney and Corbett both want power, for themselves. And they are willing to demean women to get it.

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