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Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Forced 72-Hour Waiting Period

Late Wednesday night the Missouri legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) of legislation that will force women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to wait 72 hours until they can receive abortion care.

Late Wednesday night the Missouri legislature voted to override a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) of legislation that will force women seeking to terminate a pregnancy to wait 72 hours until they can receive abortion care.

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Poll: West Virginians Disagree With Conservative Attacks on Abortion Access

A new poll in West Virginia indicates that conservatives in the state legislature might be out of touch with voters when it comes to reproductive rights.

A new poll in West Virginia indicates that conservatives in the state legislature might be out of touch with voters when it comes to reproductive rights.

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Anti-Choice Witnesses Misinform During Senate Hearing on Women’s Health Protection Act

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.

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.

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States Continue to Enact Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2014, But at a Lower Level Than in the Previous Three Years

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So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new restrictions designed to limit access to abortion, about half the number (41) of similar restrictions that had been enacted by this point last year.

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Missouri Legislators File Waiting Period, Forced Ultrasound Bills

State Sen. David Sater filed SB 519, which would increase the state's current 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours, while state Rep. Ron Hicks filed HB 1148, which would make ultrasounds 24 hours prior to an abortion mandatory.

State Sen. David Sater filed SB 519, which would increase the state’s current 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours, while state Rep. Ron Hicks filed HB 1148, which would make ultrasounds 24 hours prior to an abortion mandatory.

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With New Evidence in Hand, Texas Lawmaker Files Bill To Eliminate Waiting Period For Abortion

Activists From The National Latina Institute For Reproductive Health speak at the Texas capitol building on March 6th.

Citing new research showing that Texas’ increased restrictions on abortion are negatively affecting women, family planning clinics, and abortion providers in the state, Rep. Jessica Farrar will file a bill this week to overturn the forced 24-hour waiting period.

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In 2013, Expect “Super-Sized” Versions of Last Year’s Bills: The Forced 72-Hour Waiting Period

The combination of focus on so-called “mother’s health” laws and a desire to become more radical 40 years after abortion has been legalized in all 50 states will cause anti-choice politicians to go to extremes this legislative session.

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Major Medical Societies Call For End to Legislative Intrusion Into Women’s Medical Care and Decisions

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The medical community has been clear: intrusive laws restricting abortion care undermine the relationship between health care providers and their patients and are based on political ideology, not on providing the best possible care.

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Jindal Signs Multiple Restrictions on Safe Abortion Care Into Law

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The women of Louisiana now need a 24-hour wait, to listen to the fetal or embryonic heart tones and must hear a physical description prior to abortion.

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New Hampshire Speaker of the House Persists in Pushing Forced Waiting Period

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How many times will the senate have to say no before the Speaker of the House will listen?

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