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As Wisconsin Suspends Medical Abortions, One Doctor Explains How The Bill Puts Doctors At Risk

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No doctor wants to be charged as a felon, and with Act 217 in effect, it’s almost impossible to avoid that risk.

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Alabama’s New Abortion Bill Mis-reported by Associated Press

A recent Associated Press story mis-reported that a bill in Alabama would restrict access to emergency contraception. In fact, the bill restricts medical abortion, a safe, easy method of early termination. The whole incident underscores why it’s important for the mainstream media to be clear on these distinctions.

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Missouri Attempts To Combine RU-486 Rules With TRAP Law To Create SuperTRAP

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What do you get when you cross legislation on who can provide an exam before administering RU-486 with new rules on admitting privileges and other standards for doctors who provide abortions?  SuperTRAP.

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How the Ohio Court Decision on RU-486 Set Back the Clock on Fifteen Years of Medicine

A recent federal district court decision upholding a 2004 Ohio limiting the use and availability of RU-486 for early termination of pregnancy exacerbates the increasing intrusion of ideology into medical practice, and creates a different standard for off-label use of abortion drugs than for other commonly-used drugs. 

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Roundup: Georgia Eliminating State Funds for Domestic Violence Prevention

Georgia will use federal TANF money for domestic violence shelters which could eliminate services for women without children, what do state ant-abortion bills say about women, Arizona enacts more anti-abortion legislation, and Starbucks selling a maternal health benefit CD.

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Morning Roundup: Fetus Testifying on Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Pregnant woman in Ohio will get a vaginal ultrasound in front of House committee so her fetus can “testify,” Arizona wants to further regulate medical abortion and discourage charitable donations to organizations that mention abortion, and Obama proclaims the start of Women’s History Month.

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The Launch of ella: A New Way to Prevent Pregnancy, Another Anti-Choice Controversy

A new form of emergency contraception, ella, is now available to women in the United States. And predictably, the far right is up in arms.

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Ireland: Importing and Exporting Abortion

A rise in the number of illegal abortion pills imported into Ireland indicates increasing reliance on DIY abortions by women desperate to terminate a pregnancy but lacking access to services at home and money to travel abroad.

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Queensland Abortion Verdict: Not Guilty

Queensland’s Tegan Leach and her partner were unanimously found not guilty of inducing a miscarriage after one hour of jury deliberation

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Queensland Abortion Trial May Revolve Around One Word: “Noxious”

Testimony has ended for the Queensland abortion trial.  But while we await a verdict from the jury, the bigger problem is politicians who refuse to address an outdated abortion law.

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