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Trial Concludes in Challenge to Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law

It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.

It will be months before the court makes a ruling on the constitutionality of the requirement that doctors in the state must obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions.

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Oklahoma Follows Texas’ Lead With Law to Limit Abortion Access

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, among other medically unnecessary requirements for clinics in the state.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, among other medically unnecessary requirements for clinics in the state.

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Winnowing Abortion Access, and the Legacy of Dr. Tiller’s Murder

Dr. George Tiller

Five years after the brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller, our political and legal climate has only made targeted clinic violence more likely.

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Louisiana Legislature Passes Two More Anti-Choice Bills (Updated)

The Louisiana Senate passed two pieces of anti-choice legislation Tuesday.

One bill would ban abortion providers from teaching sex education in public schools, while the other would require women seeking an abortion to receive information written by the state about the alleged mental health risks associated with the procedure.

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Admitting Privileges Bill (Corrected)

The Oklahoma capitol building.

A day after the Louisiana legislature passed a bill modeled after a Texas law that has severely restricted access to safe, legal abortion in the state, the Oklahoma senate has done the same.

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Texas Looms Large in Trial Over Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas' HB 2 shouldn't carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.

The decision by the Fifth Circuit to uphold the admitting privileges requirement in Texas’ HB 2 shouldn’t carry any weight in Alabama. But it does.

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New York Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Require Inspections of Abortion Clinics

A bill introduced in the New York legislature would require the state health commissioner to inspect abortion clinics a minimum of once every two years.

The bill is in response to documents released in April that purport to show that clinics that provide abortion services in New York state are not being regularly inspected by the state health department.

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Trial Set to Begin in Alabama Admitting Privileges Case

Reproductive health-care advocates challenging the Alabama TRAP law plan to present evidence that if enacted three of the five clinics in the state will be forced to end stop offering abortions.

Reproductive health-care advocates challenging the Alabama TRAP law plan to present evidence that the legislation, if enacted, threatens to end abortion at three of the five clinics in the state.

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Virginia Governor Orders Review of Abortion Clinic Regulations

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

While the Virginia Board of Health reviews policies that instituted “unprecedented construction requirements” on abortion clinics in the state, the regulations will be suspended.

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Louisiana Senate Committee Passes Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

HB 388 would, among other things, require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they provide abortions.

Reproductive rights advocates at the committee hearing told RH Reality Check that once HB 388 opponents began to testify, most of the committee members left the room.

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