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State Policy Trends: More Supportive Legislation, Even as Attacks on Abortion Rights Continue

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.

Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill Repealing Mandatory Ultrasound Law

The bill passed the state senate on a tie-breaking vote from the lieutenant governor, while a bill repealing a ban on insurance coverage for abortion failed.

The bill passed the state senate on a tie-breaking vote from the lieutenant governor, while a bill repealing a ban on insurance coverage for abortion failed.

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Bills Repealing Virginia Anti-Choice Laws Pass Senate Committee

The reorganization of the Virginia senate's education and health committee under Democratic control has given a boost to pro-choice legislation. Bills repealing mandatory ultrasound and insurance coverage restrictions will now move to the full senate.

The reorganization of the Virginia senate’s education and health committee under Democratic control has given a boost to pro-choice legislation. Bills repealing mandatory ultrasound and insurance coverage restrictions will now move to the full senate.

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Vermont Introduces Bill Affirming Right to Abortion

The bill would officially repeal pre-Roe v. Wade statutes that criminalize abortion.

The bill would officially repeal pre-Roe v. Wade statutes that criminalize abortion.

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Getting Real About the REAL Act

A disease prevention model of sexuality education does little to address the real issues that young people face on a daily basis.

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Fighting Forward: Behind the Bill to Expand Reproductive Health Access in Illinois

After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.

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Illinois Bill Would Ensure Reproductive Health Access

Opponents of the Illinois state Reproductive Health and Access Act are stoking fears on abortion. But the vast majority of Illinois residents support this comprehensive, reproductive justice-oriented bill.

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Prevention First Introduced in the Senate

The first day of the 111th Congressional session saw the introduction in the Senate of the Prevention First Act, a bill that would dramatically increase access to family planning services just as America’s families find themselves on ever more precarious financial footing.

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True Common Ground for the 111th Congress

The 111th Congress has an opportunity to pass true common ground legislation that will ensure access to contraception and sexuality education. But will this agenda be derailed by those who push “abortion reduction” instead of reproductive health?

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