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Arizona Goes Live with New Informed Consent Web Page, Emphasizes “Unborn Child”

From the printable version of the site (as Jezebel points out, grammatically incorrect).

The ban portion of the state’s new omnibus abortion bill may be on hold, but other pieces of the bill are now in place.

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Court Victory in South Dakota’s Misinformed Consent Law

Today the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out important provisions of a South Dakota law that literally forced doctors to lie to their patients.

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Mendacity Exposed: Researcher Debunks the Big Lie on Abortion and Mental Health

Increasingly our politics and policies are shaped by lies and misinformation spread with the purpose of supporting a political agenda.  The issue of abortion and mental health–discussed in this weekend’s Washington Post–illustrates the case.

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Another Busy Year: State Legislative Trends on Reproductive Health and Abortion in 2009

More than 900 measures on reproductive health and rights were introduced in the states and the District of Columbia in 2009, and by year’s end, 77 new laws had been enacted in 34 states and DC. (This is more than twice the 33 new laws enacted in 20 states in 2008.)

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Women Sterilized Against Their Will Win Settlement in Czech Court Case

Two women sterilized against their will have won large settlements in a court case in Prague that is seen as a first step toward securing justice for other victims of involuntary sterilization.

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Raped? Human Life Alliance Says Birthing Your Attacker’s Child is the Only Way to Heal

The Human Life Alliance college ad campaign tells victims of rape and incest that carrying their attacker’s/abuser’s baby will “help them heal.”

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