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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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An Abortion Access Crisis Behind East Texas’ ‘Pine Curtain’

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There isn’t a looming reproductive health-care crisis in the South. It has already arrived.

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Appeals Court Blocks Arizona Medication Abortion Rules, Says Evidence to Justify Them “Non-Existent”

In a strongly worded opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said attorneys for Arizona failed to offer any evidence supporting the need for restrictions on medication abortions.

In a strongly worded opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said attorneys for Arizona failed to offer any evidence supporting the need for restrictions on medication abortions.

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Legal Wrap: The Conservative Pipeline to Government

Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.

Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.

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Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments in Arizona Medication Abortion Ban Lawsuit

An emergency order prevented the requirements from taking effect in April, which would have required providers to strictly follow FDA protocol when administering abortion-inducing medications.

An emergency order prevented the requirements from taking effect in April, which would have required providers to strictly follow FDA protocol when administering abortion-inducing medications.

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Missouri’s War on Its Last Abortion Clinic

There's only one remaining abortion clinic in Missouri—a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis—and anti-choice lawmakers are hell-bent on closing it, introducing nearly 40 anti-choice bills over the past two years.

There’s only one remaining abortion clinic in Missouri—a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis—and anti-choice lawmakers are hell-bent on closing it, introducing nearly 40 anti-choice bills over the past two years.

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Legal Wrap: The Roberts Court Makes a Mess of Just About Everything

It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.

It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.

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Legal Battle Over Medication Abortion in Wisconsin Drags On

On Thursday, a state judge heard arguments in a case challenging a 2012 law that severely restricts medication abortion and exposes doctors to felony prosecution for failure to comply.

On Thursday, a state judge heard arguments in a case challenging a 2012 law that severely restricts medication abortion and exposes doctors to felony prosecution for failure to comply.

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Medical Groups File Brief With Ninth Circuit Against Arizona Medication Abortion Restrictions

The American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists filed a friend of the court brief detailing how restrictions on medication abortion hurt patient safety and interfere with standards of medical care.

The American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists filed a friend of the court brief detailing how restrictions on medication abortion hurt patient safety and interfere with standards of medical care.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs New Bill Restricting Medication Abortion

Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallin signed a bill Tuesday that would place restrictions on medication abortion by mandating that providers must follow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protocol.

HB 2684, sponsored by Rep. Randy Grau (R-Edmond), would update restrictions on medication abortions that were originally passed in 2011, but found unconstitutional in December.

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