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11 Pro-Choice Successes of 2013

There were a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year.

Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.

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Texas State Health Services Received More Than 19,000 Comments Against Abortion Law

A record number of Texans asked health officials to do whatever they could to mitigate the damage of the state's new omnibus anti-abortion law.

A record number of Texans asked health officials to do whatever they could to mitigate the damage of the state’s new omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Texans: If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Paying Attention

Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state's family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?

Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state’s family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?

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Abortion Services Restored at Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, Texas

Amy Hagstrom Miller (above), CEO at Whole Woman's Health, speaking at a press conference earlier this month.

Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, recently forced to close due to stringent restrictions passed by the Texas legislature, has once again opened its doors to clients after a doctor affiliated with the clinic obtained admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Stays Out of Texas Abortion Fight, But May Jump Into Contraception Cases

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

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Anti-Choice Group Sends Graphic Mailers Comparing Abortion Providers to ‘Hired Killers’ (UPDATED)

An anti-choice organization in Texas has claimed to have mailed flyers to every doctors office around the state that refers to clinics that provide abortions as “hired killers.”

Life Dynamics says it mailed the flyers, which feature an image of what looks to be an aborted fetus, to every doctor’s office in the state. The president of the group posted an image of the flyer on Facebook Friday, noting that “there will be a ruckus and this is just the first shot of the ruckus that’s coming.”

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas’ Admitting Privileges Requirement

A pair of bills that would require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinics where they perform abortions are working their way through the Oklahoma legislature.

A 5-4 decision leaves in place a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals order that allows portions of HB 2 to take effect while a lawsuit challenging the law proceeds.

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Legal Wrap: Advocates Push for Federal Abortion Rights Protections

After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.

After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.

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Attorneys Tell Roberts Court There’s No Reproductive Health-Care Crisis in Texas

In their response to a request for emergency Supreme Court intervention, attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court there was no need to block a law designed to cut off abortion access for tens of thousands of people in the state.

In their response to a request for emergency Supreme Court intervention, attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court there was no need to block a law designed to cut off abortion access for tens of thousands of people in the state.

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To Texas Politicians: Support Latina Health, and Our Community Will Support You

If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.

If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.

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