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The ‘Science’ Behind Arizona’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Reversal’ Advice

Arizona will soon require providers to inform patients that it is possible to reverse the effects of a medication abortion. But there is little scientific evidence supporting progesterone-based "abortion reversal."

Arizona will soon require providers to inform patients that it is possible to reverse the effects of a medication abortion. But there is little scientific evidence supporting progesterone-based “abortion reversal.”

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Iowa’s Wide-Ranging Anti-Choice Bills Include Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session.

Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Slate of Anti-Choice Bills, Despite GOP Warnings

Tennessee lawmakers have introduced multiple anti-choice bills in the wake of a constitutional amendment approved by voters that permits state lawmakers to pass laws regulating abortion.

Tennessee lawmakers have introduced multiple anti-choice bills in the wake of a constitutional amendment approved by voters that permits state lawmakers to pass laws regulating abortion.

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Virginia Lawmakers Roll Out Pro-Choice Legislative Agenda

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

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Kentucky Senate Passes Bill to Strengthen Anti-Choice Forced Counseling Law

Introduced by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), SB 4 would require women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to complete state-mandate counseling in person at least 24 hours before an abortion can be performed.

Introduced by Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), SB 4 would require women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to complete state-mandate counseling in person at least 24 hours before an abortion can be performed.

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Mississippi Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Extend Forced Waiting Period

Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

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Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces First of What Could Be Many Anti-Choice Laws for 2015

Tennessee state lawmakers wasted no time taking advantage of a new constitutional amendment, passed on Election Day, that allows the state legislature to pass laws restricting abortion rights.

Tennessee state lawmakers wasted no time taking advantage of a new constitutional amendment, passed on Election Day, that allows the state legislature to pass laws restricting abortion rights.

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Abortion Restrictions Loom in Tennessee After Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative

Republican Beth Harwell, the speaker of the Tennessee House, said last week that she will use a successful anti-choice ballot initiative as the impetus to back three new anti-choice bills.

Following the passage last week of Amendment 1, the Republican-dominated Tennessee legislature will move forward with anti-choice laws as soon as possible, a state GOP lawmaker said.

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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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