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TRAP Law Goes Down in Maine’s GOP-Controlled Senate

Maine's Republican-majority state senate voted 21-14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state's Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.

Maine’s Republican-majority state senate voted 21 to 14 against a targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) bill in Maine on Friday, after the state’s Democratic-led house voted down the proposal last month.

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North Carolina Governor to Sign Anti-Choice Law, Break Campaign Pledge

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.

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TRAP Bill Fails to Gain Traction in Maine House

The Maine house's Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements.

The Maine house’s Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements.

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North Carolina Republicans Advance 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.

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Admitting Privilege Laws: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Twelve states have enacted such policies, which require doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, and they are in effect in five states. But the seminal questions are: Does this requirement benefit women? And what are the costs to women and providers?

Twelve states have enacted such policies, which require doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, and they are in effect in five states. But the seminal questions are: Does this requirement benefit women? And what are the costs to women and providers?

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Indiana Governor Signs TRAP Bill

Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill creating more regulations for abortion clinics while he was receiving heated criticism for a so-called religious liberty law and dealing with a serious public health crisis in the form of an HIV outbreak.

Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill creating more regulations for abortion clinics while he was receiving heated criticism for a so-called religious liberty law and dealing with a serious public health crisis in the form of an HIV outbreak.

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Virginia City Attacks Abortion Access Through Zoning Law Change

The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city's lone abortion clinic.

The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city’s lone abortion clinic.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment

The amendment to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill was defeated in the state senate by a 32-29 vote, mostly along partisan lines, with four anti-choice Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure.

The amendment to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill was defeated in the state senate by a 32-29 vote, mostly along partisan lines, with four anti-choice Democrats joining Republicans in supporting the measure.

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North Carolina GOP Takes Two-Pronged Approach to Restricting Abortion Rights

State lawmakers have in the past week introduced bills that would extend the state's mandatory waiting period before an abortion and require physicians to give detailed reports on later abortions to the state.

State lawmakers have in the past week introduced bills that would extend the state’s mandatory waiting period before an abortion and require physicians to give detailed reports on later abortions to the state.

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Arizona Lawmakers Seek Ban on Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

While the media was focused on Super Bowl XLIX at Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium, just a few miles away at the state capitol, Republican lawmakers quietly introduced a bill to restrict reproductive rights.

While the media was focused on Super Bowl XLIX at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, just a few miles away at the state capitol, Republican lawmakers quietly introduced a bill to restrict reproductive rights.

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