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The Story of HB 2: How Multiple Failed Bills Became One Bad Law

While HB 2 leapt to national attention with Davis’s filibuster in June, our research shows that the road to HB 2 actually began long before the 83rd legislative session was called to order.

Until now, attempts to track the legislative journey that ultimately led to the passage of one of the most restrictive anti-choice laws in the country would have been a daunting task. With the launch of RH Reality Check’s interactive database, however, a picture of the long road to HB 2 begins to emerge.

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Missouri Republicans Introduce Dozens of Anti-Choice Bills While Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

The Missouri Capitol building in St. Louis

No state has seen as many anti-choice bills introduced this year as Missouri, where Republican lawmakers are simultaneously resisting an expansion of Medicaid that could improve health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of residents.

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Legal Wrap: Two Very Different Reminders of Why Courts Matter

From Michael Dunn's acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

From Michael Dunn’s acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

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Iowa House Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

The bill’s house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

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Iowa Board of Medicine Votes to Adopt Rule That Will Likely End Telemed Abortion Access in the State

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

On Friday, the Iowa Board of Medicine voted 8 to 2 to adopt a rule that is likely to end the state’s telemedicine abortion program.

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Missouri Governor Refuses to Veto Bill Restricting Medication Abortion, Allowing it to Become Law

Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

Without the governor’s veto a bill to restrict access to medication abortion will go into effect.

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Tale of Two States: Louisiana Banning ‘Telemed’ Abortions, While California Expands Abortion Access

The bill's house passage comes three months after an Iowa judge blocked from going into effect a state medical board rule that would have banned the practice.

One state is trying to curb safe abortion access, while the other seeks to expand it.

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New Version of Missouri Bill to Restrict Medication Abortion Heads to Governor’s Desk

A new bill that will allow employees, and not just patients, file complaints against abortion clinics via the Department of Health and Human Services is on its way to the desk of Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signature.

An amended bill has clarified that women seeking medication abortions would only need to make three trips to a clinic, not the potential four trips bill opponents feared.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Michigan “Super-Bill” Passes House Committee

Since lawmakers were unable to pass abortion restrictions one by one, they’ve decided to roll them all together and resubmit.

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