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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

Original Photo: WebMD.

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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Utah Governor Signs 72-Hour Wait Into Law, Becomes Second State to Mandate Three Day Wait

Despite the fact that South Dakota’s three day wait has been on hold for being likely unconstitutional, Utah’s governor has signed the bill anyway.

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Utah House Passes 72 Hour Abortion Waiting Period

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Utah may soon be the second state to pass a law requiring a woman to wait three days before terminating a pregnancy.

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Court Blocks Anti-Choice Legislation in South Dakota

A federal court this evening blocked implementation of South Dakota H.B. 1217, the law passed earlier this year that would require a woman seeking an abortion to wait at least 72 hours after first meeting her doctor before having the procedure, and to visit a “crisis pregnancy center” for a lecture based on ideology, not medical or scientific evidence.

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Morning Roundup: Texas High-Schoolers Demand Contraceptive Education

Texas students respond to the state’s teen pregnancy rate by marching on the capitol to demand contraceptive education, a mini-roundup of the South Dakota waiting period/mandatory pro-life counseling bill, and the Oklahoma House moves to make abortion after 20 weeks a felony – for the doctor.

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