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Roundup: Afghan Woman in Critical Condition after Unsafe Abortion; Don’t Blames Movies for Teen Births

Afghan woman in critical condition after unsafe abortion; South Dakota legislators out of touch on abortion?; one-third of elective C-sections performed too early; abortion fatigue among evangelical Christians, too; don’t blame movies for increase in teen birth rate.

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Price Tag Dissuades Utah Legislators from Abortion Ban

Finally, the economic downturn delivers a silver lining for America’s women: legislators in Utah, who are gung-ho about an abortion ban, aren’t going to pursue one in this legislative session because of the cost associated with defending the ban in court.

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Roundup: Obama and CEDAW; Brazilian Women Investigated for Abortion; Women Need an Advocate Like Clinton

Will Obama sign CEDAW?; Brazilian women investigated for abortion; “progressive circle” of advisors surrounding Obama; women need an advocate like Clinton in the Senate.

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Legal Abortion Care in Bolivia Often Denied

Although abortion is permitted in Bolivia in three cases, just six women have had access to legal abortion in this country. The reasons: judicial barriers as well as doctors who oppose abortion.

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Taking Stock of Abortion Laws Across Europe

A new Council of Europe report reiterates what we already know – availability of legal abortion reduces the rate of unsafe abortion.

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Uruguayan President Vetoes Abortion Decriminalization Bill

Late last week Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez vetoed a reproductive health bill that would have legalized abortion to the twelfth week of pregnancy.

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Chapters Six & Seven: Where’s the Doctor?

In the latest installments of “Red State,” Lucy’s rescuers smuggle her to safety.

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Women’s Health Exception in South Dakota Ban Not Enough to Protect Women

Proponents of the South Dakota abortion ban argue that the health exception protects women’s well-being. But the amendment would force physicians to make medical decisions with their attorneys, rather than with their patients.

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Chapter Five: The Rainbow Road

In Chapter Five of “Red State,” Lucy meets some other people who she thinks should have fled to a Blue State while they still could.

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Pregnant in Poland? Government Considers Tracking You for Illegal Abortion

The Polish Health Minister recently proposed a new health department that would register and track women’s pregnancies to ensure abortions were not obtained illegally.

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