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Attorneys Urge Federal Appeals Court to Take First Step in Overturning ‘Roe’

Tuesday's oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.

Tuesday’s oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.

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Heartbeat Ban, 72-Hour Waiting Period Laws Likely To Be Debated in Kansas

Kansas legislators are likely to debate legislation that could effectively ban abortion as early as three weeks' gestation.

Kansas legislators are likely to debate legislation that could effectively ban abortion as early as three weeks’ gestation.

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North Dakota Heartbeat Ban: Will the Governor Sign? And Does it Matter?

North Carolina Governor Jack Dalrymple

The governor of North Dakota has three days to sign a heartbeat ban into law, but that might not matter. Even among anti-choice legal experts, it’s a given that the bill won’t ever stop anyone from getting an abortion.

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Gov. Beebe Vetoes Unconstitutional Heartbeat Abortion Ban, Will Legislature Override Again?

Governor Mike Beebe.

The governor has used the same argument to veto the even more restrictive 12-week ban. Will the legislature override him anyway?

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Arkansas Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of 20-Week Abortion Ban, Passes Heartbeat Ban

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The GOP is highly concerned about fiscal responsibility, unless the money is being wasted defending unconstitutional abortion bans.

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Arkansas Governor Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.

The governor will veto a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Fails in Committee; Too Strict for Some, Too Lenient for Others

Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, right, speaks during a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

The heartbeat ban may be stuck in committee. Why? It’s not strict enough.

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Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Likely to Pass, Even Without Governor’s Support

Senator Jason Rapert.

Rapert knows his heartbeat ban is constitutionally sound. He just can’t tell you who told him so.

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North Dakota House Passes Ban on Gender or Genetic Abnormalities, Heartbeat Ban

Rep. Kylie Oversen.

While parts of the country were being blanketed by snow this weekend, the North Dakota legislature kept right on plowing ahead through a massive list of abortion bans and restrictions.

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Passage of Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Looking Less Likely, Despite “Compromise”

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. (US News)

The ban has been tabled. Could that be a positive sign?

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