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Mississippi Senate Amends 20-Week Abortion Ban, Making It an 18-Week Ban

The Mississippi Senate amended a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks' gestation to move the cutoff two weeks earlier, to 18 weeks. The bill will now return to the state house for consideration.

The Mississippi Senate amended a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation to move the cutoff two weeks earlier, to 18 weeks. The bill will now return to the state house for consideration.

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South Carolina Considers 20-Week Abortion Ban

The bill, HB 4223, was introduced last May and has 34 Republican co-sponsors. Committee members reportedly expect the bill to advance after they reconvene to hear more testimony, possibly as early as next week.

The bill, HB 4223, was introduced last May and has 34 Republican co-sponsors. Committee members reportedly expect the bill to advance after they reconvene to hear more testimony, possibly as early as next week.

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How Doctors Date Pregnancies, Explained

Health-care providers define the stage or length of pregnancy differently than many people might think.

A health-care provider explains the three methods of pregnancy dating—last menstrual period, ultrasound, and a physical exam—and how medical professionals use them.

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Not All “20-Week” Bans Are Created Equal: A Closer Look at How Abortion Bans Diverge from Medical Protocol and Put Women at Risk

There is a lot of confusion about 20-week abortion bans, and for good reason. Not only do they pick arbitrary dates based on medically-disproven claims of “fetal pain,” at least one is so mixed up it shows that “fetal pain” is not even the basis of the ban.

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