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‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Reintroduced in Ohio

Ohio state Sen. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.

Ohio state Sen. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.

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Oklahoma Legislature Advances Admitting Privileges Bills Inspired by Texas Law

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 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, with lawmakers apparently influenced by a provision of the omnibus anti-abortion bill in neighboring Texas.

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20-Week Abortion Ban Advances in West Virginia Senate

The West Virginia Capitol building in Charleston

The controversial measure was softened somewhat with an amendment, but advocates decry its chilling effect on medicine and its unconstitutionality.

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Two Texas Reproductive Health Clinics Close, a Harbinger of a Coming Access Crisis

The McAllen Whole Woman's Health clinic, which closed its doors this week.

Two clinics in underserved areas of Texas—one an abortion provider—closed their doors this week, as the effects of the omnibus anti-abortion access bill passed last summer with the support of conservative lawmakers continue to unfold across the state.

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Who’s to Blame When a Woman Experiences Abortion Regret?

Iowa legislators want to pass a law allowing women to sue abortion providers if they regret their abortions. Why not let women sue the people who actually caused the regret—the people who shamed and guilted them about the abortion—instead?

Iowa legislators want to pass a law allowing women to sue abortion providers if they regret their abortions. Why not let women sue the people who actually caused the regret—the people who shamed and guilted them about the abortion—instead?

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Oklahoma Admitting Privileges Bill Passes Senate Committee

A bill that would require physicians who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passed an Oklahoma senate committee Tuesday. The bill appears to be based on model legislation drafted by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life.

A bill that would require physicians who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passed an Oklahoma senate committee Tuesday. The bill appears to be based on model legislation drafted by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life.

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Iowa Bill Would Allow Women to Sue Physicians If They Regret Their Abortion

Under the legislation, a patient could sue a doctor within ten years of terminating a pregnancy, even after signing a form acknowledging informed consent. Bill opponents say it unfairly singles out one specific medical procedure, sets a disproportionately long statute of limitations, and is redundant.

Under the legislation, a patient could sue a doctor within ten years of terminating a pregnancy, even after signing a form acknowledging informed consent. Bill opponents say it unfairly singles out one specific medical procedure, sets a disproportionately long statute of limitations, and is redundant.

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First Texas Abortion Provider Suspended Over Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

A Houston doctor who has provided safe abortion care in Texas for 40 years has had his medical license temporarily suspended following the enforcement of HB 2.

A Houston doctor who has provided safe abortion care in Texas for 40 years has had his medical license temporarily suspended following the enforcement of HB 2.

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Louisiana Abortion Providers Allege ‘Harassment and Intimidation’ From Health Officials

A daily nightmare for abortion providers was wondering whether today will be the day when DHH inspectors descend upon their clinics in surprise inspections, intent on finding whatever they can to cite, and then close, legal abortion providers.

Abortion access across the South is decreasing as anti-choice politics spread into “back-door” abortion bans through increased clinic regulation.

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Trial Over North Dakota Admitting Privileges Law Postponed as Settlement Talks Continue

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

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