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When Lying To Women Is Mandated Care: Informed Consent, Abortion, and the Role Played by Justice Kennedy

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The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals gave constitutional protection to misleading women seeking abortion care. Now it will almost certainly rest on Justice Kennedy to address challenges to informed consent laws, problems with which can be traced back to him in the first place.

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New Hampshire Abortion Opponents Admit Bill Is Probably “Flawed,” But Don’t Care

Limiting a woman’s right to a legal procedure is way more important that ensuring a perfect bill.

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New Hampshire House Passes 20 Week Ban, 24 Hour Wait and “Informed Consent” Bills

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The New Hampshire House has been very busy restricting abortion this week.

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Missouri Legislator Inadvertently Shows Why Anti-Choice Legislation is Totally Contradictory

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Medical practitioners get more leeway to do what they think is best, while women get less.

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Washington Legislators Propose “Women’s Right to Know” Bill With 24 Hour Waiting Period

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Ooooh….this one comes with videos!

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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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Private Practice and Public Laws: The Patronizing Lectures that Television Depicts and Texas Now Requires

How a scene from a popular television show and a new law in Texas patronize women who seek abortions. 

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With “Informed Consent” Bill, Texas Legislators Serve the Needs of… Texas Legislators

During Monday’s smug, self-congratulating second reading of House Bill 15, a Republican talk radio host from Houston, may not have realized how much he slipped when he said he liked the bill because of its power in “addressing the needs of the members in the House and the Senate.”

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The Hypocrisy of “Informed Consent” Abortion Laws

This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.

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Afternoon Roundup: Safe Sex Flash Mob, Pushing Personhood in Florida, Porn Acting and Condoms: A Winning Mix?

Porn actors should wear condoms as a rule; pushing personhood for fetuses in Florida doesn’t seem to be a winning idea; the number of premature infants being born in the U.S is decreasing; and a safe-sex flash mob?

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