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Legal Wrap: 49 Years After Griswold, Legal Contraception Still Up for Debate

The 49th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut shows how little progress we've made in the fight for reproductive autonomy.

The 49th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut shows how little progress we’ve made in the fight for reproductive autonomy.

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Oklahoma Prosecutors Decline to Charge Teen Who Allegedly Self-Induced Abortion

The District Attorney in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, announced Thursday that prosecutors would decline to file criminal charges against a teenage girl who allegedly self-induced an abortion.

The district attorney’s office in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, announced Thursday that prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against a teenage girl who allegedly self-induced an abortion.

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Teen Found With Dead Fetus in Bag Faces Speculation and Scrutiny

While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.

While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.

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Case of Self-Induced Late Abortion Raises Troubling Questions About British Laws

Justice Jeremy Cooke. Photo: Photoshot via The Guardian.

An eight-year jail sentence raises troubling questions about British abortion laws.

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Abortion is Legal: So Why is Self-Abortion Care a Crime?

Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested on charges of “self-induced abortion” and faces first-degree misdemeanor charges.  Initial news reports indicate that she intentionally caused the miscarriage/abortion of her 24-week fetus.  The woman disposed of the fetus in what was probably the only way she could think of: wrapped in plastic bags and placed in the trash receptacle of her apartment building.

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Morning Roundup: Antichoice Terrorist Running for President to Show Graphic TV Ads

Randall Terry wants to show aborted fetuses during the 2012 SuperBowl, Steve King wants to know if HHS is giving telemedicine grant money to PP of the Heartland, two thumbs up for an Iowa state rep standing up for women, and how many women try to self-abort?

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Meeting Women On Their Terms

Immigrant women we talked to in New York City feel alienated from what should in theory be some of the best medical care in the world.

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