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Texas Lawmakers Further Restrict Access to Legal Abortion Care for Minors, Cancer Screenings

The Texas legislature approved two measures on Friday that will make it harder for some of the most marginalized Texans to access cancer treatment and legal abortion care.

The Texas legislature approved two measures on Friday that will make it harder for some of the most marginalized Texans to access cancer treatment and legal abortion care.

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TRAP Bill Fails to Gain Traction in Maine House

The Maine house's Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements.

The Maine house’s Democratic majority rejected a bill that would require clinics providing abortion services to meet onerous licensing requirements.

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Ninth Circuit Court Strikes Another 20-Week Abortion Ban

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans.

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans.

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North Carolina Republicans Advance 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.

The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.

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Charles Robinson and George Tiller: Two Physicians Who Fought for Justice in a Turbulent Kansas

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery "ruffians" invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.

This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery “ruffians” invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.

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Taking Action to Combat State-Sanctioned Violence Against Women Worldwide

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.

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Texas Abortion Provider Launches Program to ‘Shift’ Abortion Stigma: A Q&A With Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states.

Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to launch in Texas, and what the end of abortion stigma might look like in red states.

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Texas Republicans Fall Short on Abortion Insurance Ban

Anti-choice lawmakers, following days of infighting between mainstream Texas Republican lawmakers and Tea Partiers, missed a key Tuesday night deadline to approve a bill that would have banned abortion care coverage in insurance plans purchased under the Affordable Care Act.

Anti-choice legislators, following days of infighting between mainstream Texas Republican lawmakers and Tea Partiers, missed a key Tuesday night deadline to approve a bill that would have banned abortion care coverage in insurance plans purchased under the Affordable Care Act.

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Federal Court Permanently Blocks Arkansas’ 12-Week Abortion Ban

The law, considered to be among the most radically restrictive in the nation, has been blocked by a federal judge since March 2014.

The law, considered to be among the most radically restrictive in the nation, has been blocked by a federal judge since March 2014.

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Alabama GOP Passes Bill Regulating Abortion Clinics Like Sex Offenders

The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday that would prohibit clinics offering abortion care from being located near schools, charging that children should be protected from anti-choice protests.

The Alabama house passed legislation Tuesday that would prohibit clinics offering abortion care from being located near schools, charging that children should be protected from anti-choice protests.

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