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States Enact 51 Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2015: Mid-Year Analysis

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.

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Iowa Supreme Court: Telemedicine Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.

The unanimous ruling protects a practice designed to improve abortion access in rural parts of the state.

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Arkansas Nurse Criminally Charged With Performing an Abortion

An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.

An Arkansas nurse has been criminally charged with performing an unlicensed abortion, a class D felony punishable with up to six years in prison and a fine as much as $10,000.

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Kansas Legislature Resurrects Anti-Choice Bill by Passing ‘Fix’

Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical correction to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court.

Lawmakers in the Kansas house approved a bill Saturday making a technical change to a GOP law banning telemedicine abortion care. Supporters hope the legislative “fix” will end an injunction imposed by a state court.

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Montana Governor Vetoes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

On the last day of the legislative session Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed several bills, including House Majority Leader Keith Regier (R-Kalispell)'s HB 587.

On the last day of the legislative session Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed several bills, including House Majority Leader Keith Regier (R-Kalispell)’s HB 587.

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Montana House Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The president of Planned Parenthood of Montana has said the bill would restrict abortion access in a state that has a large rural population.

The president of Planned Parenthood of Montana has said the bill would restrict abortion access in a state that has a large rural population.

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Idaho Telemedicine Abortion Ban Moves Through Senate

An Idaho senate committee on Monday approved a proposal that would effectively ban telemedicine abortion in the state, sending the bill to the full senate for amendment.

An Idaho senate committee on Monday approved a proposal that would effectively ban telemedicine abortion in the state, sending the bill to the full senate for amendment.

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Arkansas Governor Signs Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Telemedicine abortion care isn't available in Arkansas, but a state representative told local media the law would "stop it before it starts."

Telemedicine abortion care isn’t available in Arkansas, but a state representative told local media the law would “stop it before it starts.”

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Anti-Choice Idaho Lawmakers Take Aim at Medication Abortion

Idaho legislators have introduced a bill that would effectively ban the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions to women who have limited access to reproductive health care.

Idaho legislators have introduced a bill that would effectively ban the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions to women who have limited access to reproductive health care.

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Iowa’s Wide-Ranging Anti-Choice Bills Include Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session.

Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session.

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