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Missouri Rep: Spousal Consent Bill Exists But “Has Too Many Loopholes”

English's endorsement from MO Right to Life.

Missouri Rep. Keith English’s bill is a new upgrade to the state’s informed consent law, which would require a person seeking safe abortion care to take a printout of an ultrasound home during the 24-hour waiting period. According to English, who is anti-choice, this would be a more effective form of “spousal consent” because it would allow a husband more access to convince his wife to continue a pregnancy at his request.

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NPLA “Spousal Consent for Abortion” Questionnaire Shows Up In North Dakota

The group wouldn’t say what other states it was targetting, but they aren’t just in Kansas anymore.

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New Jersey Court Rules No Cause of Action For “Coerced Abortion”

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

A New Jersey Court of Appeals decision shows the holes in the anti-choice movement’s “coercion theory.”

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Is Spousal Notification Going to Be an Anti-Choice Issue in 2013?

KS Gov. Brownback is on record with NPLA in 2008 saying he would support a spousal-consent law. Photo: Examiner.com.

A group is eager to endorse candidates in Kansas who support spousal notification and “home-abortion-kit” bans. But are they looking to start a national movement?

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