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White Republicans Have Pushed 90 Percent of 2016’s Anti-Choice Bills

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

Anti-choice legislation proliferates most in states with GOP-held legislatures, and the vast majority of bills are sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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David Daleiden Indicted on Felony Charges in Connection With Planned Parenthood Scheme

A grand jury in Houston, Texas, declined to indict Planned Parenthood for alleged criminal conduct related to its fetal tissue donation program. Instead, it indicted two anti-choice activists who covertly recorded videos of the organization and its officials.

A grand jury in Houston, Texas, declined to indict Planned Parenthood for alleged criminal conduct related to its fetal tissue donation program. Instead, it indicted two anti-choice activists who covertly recorded videos of the organization and its officials.

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Advocates: Texas Law Brought Surge in Self-Induced Abortions

Advocates said during a media call Tuesday that they started seeing signs of women taking matters into their own hands almost immediately after Texas Republicans pushed through HB 2.

Advocates said during a media call Tuesday that they started seeing signs of women taking matters into their own hands almost immediately after Texas Republicans pushed through HB 2.

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Lawsuit: Group Attacking Planned Parenthood a ‘Criminal Enterprise’

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday by Planned Parenthood accuses anti-choice activists of operating a criminal enterprise in hopes of ending legal abortion.

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday by Planned Parenthood accuses anti-choice activists of operating a criminal enterprise in hopes of ending legal abortion.

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Anti-Choice Group’s Attorney: No Link Between Attack Videos Against Planned Parenthood and Clinic Violence

Attorneys for the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Friday squared off in court against the orchestrators of the Planned Parenthood smear campaign.

Attorneys for the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Friday squared off in court against the orchestrators of the Planned Parenthood smear campaign.

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Here’s Why 2016 Could Be the Biggest Year for Reproductive Rights and the Courts in Decades

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

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Man Allegedly Threatened to Kill Tissue Procurement Exec Tied to Planned Parenthood

Scott Anthony Orton, 57, was arrested Tuesday on criminal charges of directing threatening messages at an officer of StemExpress—the target of anti-choice attack videos.

Scott Anthony Orton, 57, was arrested Tuesday on criminal charges of directing threatening messages at an officer of StemExpress—the target of anti-choice attack videos.

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For Its Orchestrators, Campaign to Attack Planned Parenthood More Legal Trouble Than It Was Worth

The actions of the "Human Capital" project have certainly had a number of ramifications, including triggering a string of efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and stoking violence against abortion providers. But for those behind the project, it may prove to be more legal trouble than it was worth.

The actions of the “Human Capital” project have certainly had a number of ramifications, including triggering a string of efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and stoking violence against abortion providers. But for those behind the project, it may prove to be more legal trouble than it was worth.

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Ninth Circuit Denies Appeal of Group That Attacked Planned Parenthood (Updated)

David Daleiden and his anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will now have to comply with the National Abortion Federation's request for information about some of CMP's supporters.

David Daleiden and his anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will now have to comply with the National Abortion Federation’s request for information about some of CMP’s supporters.

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