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

House Speaker William O'Brien. [img src]

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

Rep. Steve Eliason. [img src]

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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Roundup: Oklahoma Goes Round and Round While South Carolina Is Stuck

Oklahoma is playing the veto game for a fourth time, South Carolina is stuck in the mud on abortion, and Canada teaches the U.S. some lessons about reducing teen pregnancy.

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