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Arkansas Tells Federal Appeals Court 12-Week Abortion Ban Is Constitutional

Arkansas is the latest state to claim a law banning abortions after 12 weeks' gestation is not an unconstitutional ban, but simply a "regulation."

Arkansas is the latest state to claim a law banning abortions after 12 weeks’ gestation is not an unconstitutional ban, but simply a “regulation.”

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Attorneys for North Dakota Argue Viability Begins at Conception

In the appeal of a lower court ruling permanently blocking the state's "heartbeat" ban, attorneys for the state lay out their argument as to why Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

In the appeal of a lower court ruling permanently blocking the state’s “heartbeat” ban, attorneys for the state lay out their argument as to why Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

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Excuse Me? There’s No ‘Unsettled Science’ in the Contraception Challenges

Contraceptive coverage is essential and needs to be protected.

According to a recent piece by Reuters, the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases are going to tackle the “unsettled science” of contraception. But there is no “unsettled science” here, no “scientific dilemma” concerning when pregnancy begins beyond one created by anti-choice activists.

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Roe v. Wade and Fetal Personhood: Juridical Persons Are Not Natural Persons, And Why it Matters

As women’s rights and pro-choice activists continue to sharply criticize the ongoing attempts to grant personhood rights to eggs, it is important to examine what “personhood” actually means, what fetal personhood laws would mean for our movement, and how personhood activists are getting it all wrong.

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Briefs in Support of Arizona’s Pre-Viability Ban Show The Evolution of a Legal Challenge to Roe

photo courtesy of World Cant Wait via Flickr

Briefs filed in support of Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban show the evolution of the anti-choice legal strategy against Roe v. Wade.

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When Lying To Women Is Mandated Care: Informed Consent, Abortion, and the Role Played by Justice Kennedy

Photo courtesy of rosmary via Flickr

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals gave constitutional protection to misleading women seeking abortion care. Now it will almost certainly rest on Justice Kennedy to address challenges to informed consent laws, problems with which can be traced back to him in the first place.

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The Circle Continues: Dr. Carhart Takes On Tiller’s Practice

Dr. Leroy Carhart, a medical doctor who provides abortions, and who is most well known for his lead role in fighting bans on “partial birth abortion,” will take over Dr. Tiller’s Kansas clinic to ensure women receive the care they need.

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A Very Anti-Choice Halloween: Scary Robocalls and “Just Stupid” Mailers

It’s a very scary Halloween for anti-choice organizations! A scare-tactic robocall from the anti-contraception, anti-choice National Pro-Life Alliance and a mailer that falls into the “most absurd mailers of all time” category.

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Pro-Choice Scholars Divided Over Future of Roe at the Supreme Court

There’s a lively debate in the pro-choice community over whether or not the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe.

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Up Is Down? Anti-Choice Movement on Freedom of Choice

The Family Research Council has launched an ad attacking Senator Obama for his support of the Freedom of Choice Act — legislation that would simply codify legal abortion access for women, in an effort to protect women’s health and lives.

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