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Oklahoma’s New Mandatory Ultrasound Law Under Temporary Restraining Order

Oklahoma’s mandatory ultrasound law is now on hold until July due to a temporary restraining order.

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Roundup: Florida Rep Says “Stand down if you don’t have ovaries!”

Will Governor Charlie Crist veto the mandatory ultrasound bill, or is he not as Independent as he claims?  Also, another flawed abortion study, and another look at what women will do when safe abortion isn’t an option.

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Florida Dems Block Mandatory Paid Ultrasounds

Florida legislature is shut down until anti-choice politicians agree to take the mandatory ultrasound bill off the table.

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Missouri Passes Anti-Choice Legislation

Missouri legislators want to help protect women from being “permanently wounded” and personally attack a pro-choice lobbyist in the process of passing anti-choice legislation.

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Judge Rules Oklahoma Ultrasound Requirement Unconstitutional

An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.

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South Carolina Puts One More Boulder Into the Path to Abortion Access

South Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” Act assumes that women make the decision to abort without thought and that the state should, therefore, impose a 24-hour period post-ultrasound during which they might reflect.

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Ultrasound Before Abortion: A Wasteful Bullying Tactic

By requiring that a woman go through an additional medical procedure solely for the purpose of telling her what she already knows – that she’s pregnant – ultrasound bills are wasteful and offensive to medical providers.

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Abortion, Contraception, and Sex Ed in the States in 2008

In 2008, a few state legislatures took steps to promote reproductive health, by requiring hospitals to provide information on EC to rape survivors and laying the groundwork for expanding Medicaid family planning coverage.

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