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States Continue to Enact Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2014, But at a Lower Level Than in the Previous Three Years

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So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new restrictions designed to limit access to abortion, about half the number (41) of similar restrictions that had been enacted by this point last year.

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New Anti-Choice Laws Go Into Effect in South Dakota and Indiana

A new law in South Dakota bans the practice of so-called sex-selection abortion, while in Indiana two new laws went into effect, banning private insurance coverage of abortion care and mandating that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

A new law in South Dakota bans the practice of so-called sex-selection abortion, while in Indiana two new laws went into effect, banning private insurance coverage of abortion care and mandating that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Legal Wrap: Reproductive Rights Groups Continue to Challenge HB 2

Reproductive rights advocates in Texas have filed another challenge to abortion restrictions in the state, while federal courts in Arizona and Alabama consider similar challenges.

Reproductive rights advocates in Texas have filed another challenge to abortion restrictions in the state, while federal courts in Arizona and Alabama consider similar challenges.

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Anti-Choice Lawyer Harold Cassidy Owed Millions in Taxes and Debts, Records Indicate

Harold Cassidy

It’s “ironic,” explained state Rep. Peggy Gibson. Harold Cassidy, a lawyer and self-style anti-choice crusader, is “invasive of women’s private affairs, and then he says his affairs are private, when women have no right to privacy.”

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The UK’s Deplorable Witch Hunt Against Asian Women

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Why do the Daily Telegraph, UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, and now the Independent, in the name of opposition to gender discrimination, appear to be investigating women of Asian descent and doctors who provide abortions?

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Vitter Seeks to Insert Anti-Choice Amendment Into Employment Non-Discrimination Act

It has little chance of passing, but Sen. David Vitter (above) hopes to attach a destructive anti-choice amendment to a landmark non-discrimination vote, according to news reports.

It has little chance of passing, but Sen. David Vitter hopes to attach a destructive anti-choice amendment to a landmark non-discrimination vote, according to news reports.

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Don’t Use India’s Missing Girls to Deny Women Reproductive Rights

Stopping gender-biased sex selection is about promoting the rights and worth of girls and women.

Gender-biased sex selection is a cultural practice driven precisely by devaluing and discrimination of women. Stopping it, therefore, is not about denying individual women their “choice.” It is about promoting the rights and worth of girls and women.

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North Dakota House Passes Ban on Gender or Genetic Abnormalities, Heartbeat Ban

Rep. Kylie Oversen.

While parts of the country were being blanketed by snow this weekend, the North Dakota legislature kept right on plowing ahead through a massive list of abortion bans and restrictions.

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Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Plans to Introduce Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

VA delegate Bob Marshall. Photo: Politico.

Oh, Bob Marshall, way to get back in the headlines.

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Lila Rose and Live Action Decline to Respond to Questions About “Gotcha” Video, Failure of PRENDA

While researching PRENDA, RH Reality Check reached out to Lila Rose’s PR representative with some questions about her video and the pending legislation. And we got… crickets.

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