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Morning Roundup: Fetus Testifying on Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Pregnant woman in Ohio will get a vaginal ultrasound in front of House committee so her fetus can “testify,” Arizona wants to further regulate medical abortion and discourage charitable donations to organizations that mention abortion, and Obama proclaims the start of Women’s History Month.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is There Really A “Debate” About the “Protect Life Act”?

The “Protect Life” bill is not a debate; Can an iPhone catch you sinning?; Texas sonogram law moves forward; and Right Wing Watch brings you the men and women taking part in the Planned Parenthood smear and defunding campaign.

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Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Shortfall? Texas Legislators Call Abortion Bills An “Emergency”

Texas legislators faced with slashing education funds for children and safety net programs, have instead given “emergency” status to bills to restrict abortion care for women – even before the budget talks occur.

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Louisiana Clinic Shut-Down Bill Signed

Abortion clinics can now legally be shut down at the discretion of one man – the Health Secretary in Louisiana.

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Planned Parenthood Director’s Holes in Story Revealed In Recent Radio Interview

Last week, Abby Johnson, the director of a Texas Planned Parenthood health center that provides abortions, resigned citing a "conversion". But a radio interview just weeks earlier leaves many questions unanswered.

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Judge Rules Oklahoma Ultrasound Requirement Unconstitutional

An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.

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South Carolina Puts One More Boulder Into the Path to Abortion Access

South Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” Act assumes that women make the decision to abort without thought and that the state should, therefore, impose a 24-hour period post-ultrasound during which they might reflect.

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Roundup: Tiller Acquitted; Sebelius Signs Ultrasound Bill

Tiller acquitted, medical board to investigate complaints; Gov. Sebelius signs ultrasound bill; debate over abortion reveals frequency of incest in Brazil.

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Averting Their Eyes from Assault on Women’s Health

A new Oklahoma law permits women seeking abortion to avert their eyes while an ultrasound is performed — but requires them to hear a description of what the ultrasound is displaying.

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New Oklahoma Law Forces Ultrasounds

New legislation passed in Oklahoma mandates ultrasounds for all women seeking abortion, forces women to view the ultrasound and requires doctors to recite a script describing the ultrasound.

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