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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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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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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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Federal Court Hears Arguments in Alabama Admitting Privileges Challenge

A federal judge has declared part of Texas' abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

A federal court is considering whether to permanently block the state’s requirement that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Ohio Health Director Resigns as Abortion Becomes Hotbed Issue in State Election

The resignation of Ted Wymsylo (above), and his legally contested order to close an Ohio clinic, come as Gov. John Kasich faces a Democratic opponent who plans to make abortion an issue in the November elections.

The resignation of Ted Wymsylo, and his legally contested order to close an Ohio clinic, come as Gov. John Kasich faces a Democratic opponent who plans to make abortion an issue in the November elections.

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North Carolina Governor Opposes Appeal of Ultrasound Ruling

Gov. Pat McCrory said that "costly and drawn out litigation" would not be worth the trouble over the one provision that was struck down, which would have forced all women seeking an abortion to receive and be shown a narrated ultrasound before their procedure.

Gov. Pat McCrory said that “costly and drawn out litigation” would not be worth the trouble over the one provision that was struck down, which would have forced all women seeking an abortion to receive and be shown a narrated ultrasound before their procedure.

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Louisiana Reproductive Rights Supporters Rally Against Regulations in Baton Rouge

Reproductive rights supporters in Louisiana rallied at the state capitol Tuesday afternoon despite the last-minute postponement of an abortion regulation hearing.

Reproductive rights supporters in Louisiana rallied at the state capitol Tuesday afternoon despite theĀ last-minute postponementĀ of an abortion regulation hearing.

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Anti-Choice Bills Move Forward in Indiana

A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.

A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.

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