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The Death of Savita Halappanavar: A Tragedy Leading to Long Overdue Change?

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Hopefully, the tragedy of Savita will, at least, finally spur the Irish government to issue clearer guidelines that the life of the pregnant woman must be privileged over that of her fetus. But if the thousands demonstrating reflect changes already underway in Irish society—including a growing dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church’s influence—perhaps some day Savita Halappanavar will be remembered as the woman whose death was a turning point in the long struggle for the legalization of abortion in Ireland.

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Death in Ireland is a Wake Up Call to Fight Bans on Later Abortion Here at Home

Recent press about the death of Savita Halappanavar, admitted to a hospital in Ireland with medical complications in a 17 week pregnancy, is a grim reminder about the impact of abortion restrictions on women’s lives.

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Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

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The senate moves even further in trying to make an abortion as inaccessible and shameful as they can.

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Oklahoma And Louisiana Move Forward on “Heartbeat Bills,” As One Anti-Choicer Complains Of “Beating a Dead Horse”

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Oklahoma is one step from passing a mostly redundant heartbeat law and Louisiana is considering a bill to require women listen to embryonic or fetal heartbeats.

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Oklahoma Senate Wants Fetus To “Speak” To Woman Before the Abortion

The senate passes a bill to have providers offer to let women seeking a termination listen to the heartbeat first so the fetus can “communicate.”

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Doctor to Ohio Senate: I Do Not Want To Tell My Patients I Cannot Help Them

I strongly urge the Ohio Senate to oppose the “heartbeat bill.” Lawmakers do not belong in the consultation room with me and my patients.

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Kansas Considers “Heartbeat” Ban

Ohio hasn’t even managed to pass its own first of its kind legislation, and already Kansas anti-chioce activists are ready to copy cat.

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Ohio “Heartbeat” Bill Gets GOP Star Support

The legislation that would ban abortion from about 18 days post-conception is getting some high level Republican endorsements.

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Heartbeat Ban a “Crack In the Door” for Roe V. Wade?

The “Heartbeat Bill” author explains how she believes this Ohio law could bring down Roe V. Wade.

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Ohio Representative Speaks Out Against “Heartbeat” Bill

A state senator argues that a lawmaker who purposefully passes unconstitutional law is breaking his or her oath of office.

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