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Pennsylvania Law Requires Doctors to Read Scripts to Pregnant Patients With Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnoses (Updated)

The state's latest government mandate on doctor's office communications requires doctors to read an as-yet-unwritten script to pregnant patients after delivering the diagnosis of prenatal Down syndrome.

The state’s latest government mandate on doctor’s office communications requires doctors to read an as-yet-unwritten script to pregnant patients after delivering the diagnosis of prenatal Down syndrome.

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State Policy Trends: More Supportive Legislation, Even as Attacks on Abortion Rights Continue

While witnesses on both sides of the issue claimed to be in favor of protecting women’s health, anti-choice witnesses relied heavily on debunked science and distorted interpretations of the bill to make many of their claims.

Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.

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Federal Court Strikes Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban

The decision strikes one of the most restrictive anti-abortion measures in the country but leaves in place other components of the law.

The decision strikes one of the most restrictive anti-abortion measures in the country but leaves in place other components of the law.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Court to Hear Arguments on South Dakota Abortion Restrictions on Monday

A judge will decide whether the nation’s longest waiting period will be put on hold until its constitutionality is ruled on.

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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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Leslee Unruh: The Queen of Ab-Only and CPCs Now Leads Anti-Choice Efforts in South Dakota

Leslee Unruh’s fundraising is one of the forces behind South Dakota’s newest abortion restrictions.  Who is she and what does she believe?

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South Dakota’s New Abortion Restrictions Reveal Theocratic Intentions

The fact that the anti-choice movement is just one arm of the larger religious right is often ignored. But a new law mandating religious indoctrination of women should change the discourse.

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Patron of Live Action Films Among Contributors to Defense of South Dakota’s Newest Anti-Choice Bill

Though still modest, the total cash in South Dakota’s Life Protect Fund doubled this week to nearly $30,000 due to contributions.  Who are the individuals and groups donating to the effort?

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Just Who Is Paying to Defend Anti-Choice Laws in South Dakota?

South Dakota’s governor signed a highly restrictive law this week, claiming a private funder will cover court costs.  Who are these private funders and just how much is this costing the state? Even some Republican legislators are concerned.

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