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Beating Back the Storm of Anti-Choice Bills in the Show Me State

In St. Louis, we’ve always said, “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute. It’ll change.” Well, the weather is not changing in our floodwater-friendly capitol, where a torrent of anti-choice bills is raining down on our heads. It is simply foul.

In St. Louis, we’ve always said, “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute. It’ll change.” Well, the weather is not changing in our floodwater-friendly capitol, where a torrent of anti-choice bills is raining down on our heads. It is simply foul.

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Alabama Lawmakers Propose Near-Total Abortion Ban, Other Severe Restrictions

New bills in Alabama would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get one, and force women with fatal fetal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in Alabama.

The new bills would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get an abortion, and force women carrying fetuses with fatal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in the state.

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Louisiana Abortion Providers Allege ‘Harassment and Intimidation’ From Health Officials

A daily nightmare for abortion providers was wondering whether today will be the day when DHH inspectors descend upon their clinics in surprise inspections, intent on finding whatever they can to cite, and then close, legal abortion providers.

Abortion access across the South is decreasing as anti-choice politics spread into “back-door” abortion bans through increased clinic regulation.

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Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Louisiana Comes as More States Advance Abortion Restrictions

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

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Louisiana Reproductive Rights Supporters Rally Against Regulations in Baton Rouge

Reproductive rights supporters in Louisiana rallied at the state capitol Tuesday afternoon despite the last-minute postponement of an abortion regulation hearing.

Reproductive rights supporters in Louisiana rallied at the state capitol Tuesday afternoon despite the last-minute postponement of an abortion regulation hearing.

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Missouri 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Bills Move Through Committee

If any of the bills passed, Missouri would join Utah and South Dakota as the only states with 72-hour waiting periods.

If any of the bills passed, Missouri would join Utah and South Dakota as the only states with 72-hour waiting periods.

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Louisiana Health Officials ‘Rescind’ Abortion Rules Hours Before Hearing

The announcement came the night before a scheduled hearing on the new rules, which, in part, would have mandated extensive physical refurbishments for outpatient abortion facilities with which no existing abortion provider would have been able to immediately comply.

The announcement came the night before a scheduled hearing on the new rules, which, in part, would have mandated extensive physical refurbishments for outpatient abortion facilities with which no existing abortion provider would have been able to immediately comply.

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Louisiana Rules Would Have Required 30-Day Waiting Period Before Legal Abortion (UPDATED)

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will "be rescinding the language regarding the 30-day period for blood tests," and said that it intends to "clarify" the building requirements for abortion facilities.

Monday night, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals told RH Reality Check that it will “be rescinding the language regarding the 30-day period for blood tests,” and that it intends to “clarify” the building requirements for abortion facilities.

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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Turns Away a ‘Roe’ Challenge, But Feticide Laws Pose the Real Risk

The Supreme Court won't take a look at Arizona's 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.

The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.

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Missouri Legislators File Waiting Period, Forced Ultrasound Bills

State Sen. David Sater filed SB 519, which would increase the state's current 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours, while state Rep. Ron Hicks filed HB 1148, which would make ultrasounds 24 hours prior to an abortion mandatory.

State Sen. David Sater filed SB 519, which would increase the state’s current 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours, while state Rep. Ron Hicks filed HB 1148, which would make ultrasounds 24 hours prior to an abortion mandatory.

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