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Legal Wrap: The Fallacy of Admitting Privileges Restrictions, and GOP Targets Another Female Judicial Nominee

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans' obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

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CORRECTION: North Carolina Governor Pledges to Sign ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Abortion Bill

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions.

Less than 24 hours after SB 353 was passed, Gov. Pat McCrory pledged to sign it into law.

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Why Admitting Privileges Laws Have No Medical Benefit

U.S. District Judge William Conley seems to understand what pro-choice advocates know to be true: The true purpose of the law is not to protect maternal health, but to prevent women from exercising their constitutional right to choose.

The real purpose of Wisconsin’s admitting privileges law—like similar pending legislation in Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota—is not to protect maternal health, but to prevent women from exercising their constitutional right to choose an abortion, by making it virtually impossible to do so.

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Legal Wrap: States Ramp Up Anti-Abortion Activity, Again

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.

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Alabama Admitting Privileges Law Blocked Until Next Year

A bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus in crimes committed against a pregnant woman passed the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Monday, and now heads to a vote on the house floor.

Advocates challenging the law and attorneys for the state agreed to extend a temporary restraining order blocking a portion of HB 57 until March.

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Solutions in Search of a Problem: Texas Is Latest to Enact Rules Aimed at Shutting Down Abortion Providers

As is often the case with other efforts to make abortion care more difficult to access, the reasons offered in support of specific TRAP requirements—which are usually marketed under the guise of protecting women’s health—do not stand up to close scrutiny.

As is often the case with other efforts to make abortion care more difficult to access, the reasons offered in support of specific TRAP requirements—which are usually marketed under the guise of protecting women’s health—do not stand up to close scrutiny.

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Wisconsin ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue to Block Fast-Tracked TRAP Law

Will election concerns have the Wisconsin governor becoming more cautious about abortion restrictions?

Anti-abortion lawmakers in Wisconsin rush through an admitting privileges law and advocates immediate sue to block it.

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Wisconsin Legislators Gathering Sponsors for Forced Ultrasound Bill With TRAP Provision

Family members of a Texas teen who sued her parents in an effort to be declared an emancipated minor, alleging that the family pressured her into obtaining an abortion, now say she was manipulated by an anti-choice legal group.

Anti-choice politicians in Wisconsin are gathering sponsors for “Sonya’s Law,” an anti-choice bill named after a woman who chose to continue a pregnancy after receiving an ultrasound.

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Utah Senator Proposes Resolution to Further Limit Access to Safe Abortion Care

Utah Senator Mike Lee has formalized his anti-choice compatriots' House remarks into a new Senate resolution.

Utah Senator Mike Lee has formalized his anti-choice compatriots’ House remarks into a new Senate resolution.

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Attempts to Use Gosnell Case to Restrict Abortion Access Failing, But Antis Continue to Push

More lawmakers are using the Gosnell trial to create TRAP laws, but their bills are going nowhere.

More lawmakers are using the Gosnell trial to create TRAP laws, but their bills are going nowhere.

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