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Roundup: Idaho House Passes Pharmacy Refusal Legislation

Pharmacy refusal legislation passes in Idaho; feminists pressure Spain to reform abortion laws; South Carolina waiting period bill progresses; Clinton receives Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award; more on Gardasil, mandatory testing.

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Illinois Bill Would Ensure Reproductive Health Access

Opponents of the Illinois state Reproductive Health and Access Act are stoking fears on abortion. But the vast majority of Illinois residents support this comprehensive, reproductive justice-oriented bill.

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Roundup: Federal Judge Rules FDA Must Reconsider EC Decision

Federal court orders FDA to reconsider emergency contraception decision; Oklahoma legislature considers sex-selective abortion; National Advocates for Pregnant Women creates video on effects of “egg-as-person” laws; comment on the HHS rule!

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Colorado State Senators Argue Contraception Kills

The proposed Birth Control Protection Act in Colorado would stem future assaults on contraception by conservative lawmakers and religious activists who argue birth control pills are an “abortifacient.”

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Roundup: Minnesota Legislature Considers Sex-Selective Abortion Bill

Minnesota legislature considers sex-selective abortion bill; Vitter attempts to strip family planning funds from omnibus; Brownback not gearing up to fight Sebelius confirmation; girl in Brazil undergoes abortion; debunking conservative talking points on parental involvement; Massachusetts Catholic hospital contemplates merger.

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The Bottom Line on Sebelius

Kansas Speaker Mike O’Neal has rushed two anti-choice bills to add fuel to the anti-choice fire against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. But that doesn’t change reality: Sebelius is moderate and bipartisan.

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Roundup: Family Planning Expansion in 2010 Budget

Family planning expansion in 2010 budget; Arizona abortion bill considered by House; groups protest Brownback fundraising letter; anti-choicers protest possible Sebelius pick; Phill Kline to face ethics complaint; sex “education” failing kids in Texas; California study examines attitudes on abortion.

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Four Minnesota Bills Attempt to Restrict Access to Abortion

Minnesota’s anti-abortion forces are hoping a slate of bills will restrict access to abortion. Four bills have been offered this session, from outright bans on the procedure to data-collection mandates.

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In Arkansas, Bill Banning Abortion Procedures Is No Fantasy

Arkansas bans “partial birth” abortion, and pregnant women and their physicians are left to guess which safe surgical abortion techniques HB 1113 bans.

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North Dakota House Passes Egg-as-Person Bill

Anti-choice legislators recently introduced bills to define fertilized eggs as people in Maryland and North Dakota — North Dakota’s passed its House on Tuesday. Pro-choice groups gear up for the fight.

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