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Alaska Law Limits Which Abortions Can Be Deemed ‘Medically Necessary’

The Alaska Capitol building in Juneau

SB 49 requires doctors to select a reason for an abortion being “medically unnecessary” from an approved list—a term that is used to determine which procedures can be funded by Medicaid in the state.

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Fact-Checking a Texas Republican’s Claims on Women’s Health ‘Advances’

Texas state Sen. Jane Nelson

Texas state Sen. Jane Nelson took to the editorial page of the Austin American-Statesman this week to tout “advances” in women’s health care under Republican leadership. But Nelson fudged the facts on her, and her party’s, anti-woman voting record.

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Americans United for Life’s Efforts to Eliminate Insurance Coverage for Abortion Get Help From ALEC Members

The confluence of ALEC and AUL is further evidence of a new trend on the political right.

Twenty-three states have passed laws barring abortion coverage from insurance plans within state health exchanges. What has largely gone unnoticed is that many of these policies emanate from Americans United for Life, a little-known group that regularly has access to conservative lawmakers at the annual ALEC conferences.

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Pro-Choice Congress Members Denounce ‘Extreme’ Anti-Choice Bill

Rep. Louise Slaughter, Sen. Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Pro-Choice Caucus press conference opposing HR 7.

“It’s just a fake front issue to talk about abortion,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of HR 7, the anti-choice bill passed just hours before Tuesday’s State of the Union address. “What they’re really talking about is contraception, family planning, the judgment of women.”

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HR 7, and the Consequences Women Are Made to Bear

Wednesday morning's Pro-Choice Caucus press conference.

Let’s go behind the statistics—behind the political rhetoric—to talk about the real impact of restrictions on abortion and bans on coverage.

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House Republicans Send Anti-Choice ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion’ Bill to the Floor (UPDATED)

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).

Speaking in the Rules Committee, Rep. Alcee Hastings said, “I think men ought to butt out of this subject, and be about the business of respecting women and their rights.”

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Can ‘Roe’ Survive the Roberts Court?

Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?

Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus

The bill marked up today has next to no chance of passing the Senate in this session, but that doesn’t mean House passage poses no threat.

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The Hidden Work of Abortion Providers: Laverne’s Story

Because of all the ramifications of the abortion wars in this country, U.S. providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.

Unlike their counterparts in other industrialized countries, abortion providers in the United States don’t simply perform abortions. Because of all the ramifications of the abortion wars in this country, U.S. providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.

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Advocates Push to End Federal Abortion Funding Bans

Oregon All Above All delegates pose with Rep. Earl Blumenauer at the Capitol Wednesday.

All Above All, a campaign made up of 28 reproductive and social justice organizations, sent 125 delegates from more than 20 states to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lobby for lifting bans on federal funding of abortions.

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