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Legal in Name Only: How State Restrictions Deny Women Their Right to Abortion Care

SOURCE: AP/John Hanna.

When does a legal right become theoretical instead of real? If you want to know the answer, take a look at what’s happening to reproductive rights.

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House Votes to Bar D.C. From Using Its Own Funds to Assist Low-Income Women in Need of Abortion Care

The “small government” Republican and Tea Party majority in the House are seeking to put their big, intrusive footprint on the necks of District residents by inserting an amendment to the 2012 Financial Services Appropriations bill extending that ban for another year.

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Utah’s Real Family Values: State Cuts Vital Support for Adopted and Foster Children; Number of Homeless Children Skyrockets

Utah is cutting support for special needs children in adoptive and foster families, forcing some families to return those children to the state. Meanwhile, the number of homeless children has skyrocketed. But of course, the far right wants to restrict women’s ability to decide whether, when and with whom to have children.  It’s all about “life.”

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Study Suggests Women Using Internet to Avoid Restrictive Abortion Policies

Regions with more restrictive abortion policies and lower abortion rates have more google searches for the word “abortion.” Researchers at Children’s Hospital share their latest findings and posit why there may be a link between googling the term “abortion” and their desire to circumvent restrictive health and human rights policies.

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Intrusive Nebraska Law Deemed Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court has issued a final ruling declaring Nebraska’s recently enacted and misleadingly named “Women’s Health Protection Act” unconstitutional.

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WashPo Fail: Article on Cuccinelli Bid to Restrict Access to Abortion Fails to Counter Deliberately Misleading Info

In its coverage of a new opinion released by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Washington Post failed to do its job of presenting the facts, instead acting as a megaphone for the anti-choice agenda.

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Roe at 37: A Kansas Judge Sets A Dangerous Precedent

The judge presiding over the trial of Scott Roeder has opened the door to a dangerous legal defense for those who commit violent acts–even murder–against doctors who provide abortion.

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