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At What Point Is It Unethical for States to Defend Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions?

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

The Idaho attorney general’s office warned lawmakers their pre-viability ban was unconstitutional, but lawmakers passed it anyway. So how then can the law be defended ethically in court?

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Abortion Bill Fails in Idaho, But Many Women Still Cross State Lines to Seek Abortions

The state's department of health has released new numbers showing that many Idaho women seeking abortions are leaving the state to receive them.

An attempt to regulate medication abortion in the state failed when lawmakers ran out of time on the legislative calendar, but a considerable number of Idaho women are still leaving the state in search of safe abortion access.

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Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Idaho, and Companies Fighting Contraception Coverage

A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.

A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.

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Was Idaho Searching For a Test Case to Prosecute Pregnant Women?

Jennie Linn McCormack with her attorney, Richard Hearn. Photo: LA Times.

A federal court decides there is no precedent for charging a woman with a criminal abortion.  At least, not yet.

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Finally a Limit Is Reached: Ninth Circuit Rules McCormack Can’t Be Prosecuted For Her Abortion

photo courtesy of Connor Tatar via Flickr

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds a limit to what states can pass in the name of restricting abortion access: criminal prosecutions of terminated pregnancies.

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Idaho Trial Over “Unlawful Abortion” Could Have National Repercussions

Jennie Linn McCormack. Robyn Twomey/Newsweek

Will the McCormack/Hearn lawsuit open up access to abortion for everyone?

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Now It’s Clear: “Pro-Life” Means “Pro-Imprisonment”

Must “restoring the historic right to life accorded to unborn children” require that women, including new mothers who have given birth, go to prison?

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McCormack “Not The Next Roe” Anti-Choicers Say

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The response to a Newsweek profile on Jennie McCormack by anti-choicers has been a bit of a head-scratcher.

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