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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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South Carolina 20-Week Abortion Ban Advances to Senate Floor

The ban was amended to address some of the most pressing concerns from critics, but opponents of the bill say it is still an unconstitutional restriction on women's health.

The ban was amended to address some of the most pressing concerns from critics, but opponents of the bill say it is still an unconstitutional restriction on women’s health.

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In Memoriam: Terry Beresford, Abortion Pioneer

Terry Beresford

Terry Beresford, who died last week in Virginia, made monumental contributions to abortion care in the United States. Her death offers the occasion to both celebrate her work, and also to appraise the current status of the field she helped create.

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Alabama Supreme Court Justices Make Case for Prosecuting Abortions

The justices of the Alabama Supreme Court

In a decision interpreting the state’s chemical endangerment statute, two justices of the Alabama Supreme Court argued for jailing women who terminate pregnancies.

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Bullets Dodged: The Anti-Choice Bills That Didn’t Pass This Year

For every awful anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or indeed never see the light of day. Here's a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.

For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.

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Pennsylvania Politician Stumping on the Right to Choose Has Cast Key Anti-Choice Votes

Rep. Margo Davidson

Rep. Margo Davidson is campaigning for the upcoming Democratic primary on a pro-choice platform, but she has in the past voted for a bill that shut down abortion clinics in the state as well as for a law banning insurers from selling policies that cover abortion care through the state’s insurance exchange.

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Fifth Circuit Hears Arguments in Mississippi Admitting Privileges Case

If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi's hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.

If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi’s hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.

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Legal Wrap: The Roberts Court Makes a Mess of Just About Everything

It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.

It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.

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Mississippi Governor Signs 18-Week Abortion Ban

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a bill that will ban abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or after 18 weeks' gestation, which is two weeks earlier than most so-called "20-week abortion bans."

On Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a bill that will ban abortion 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period, or after 18 weeks’ gestation, which is two weeks earlier than most so-called 20-week abortion bans.

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Why Both Republicans and Democrats Are Wrong About the ‘War on Women’

The war on women is not only about access to reproductive health care, it’s a multifaceted and structural perpetuation of second class status for women in all aspects of American life.  Reproductive justice is intertwined with economic justice.

To listen to conservatives tell the story about the “war on women” is to pretend it doesn’t exist at all. To listen to Democrats, though, is to limit the fight for gender equity to the issue of abortion, which, while important, is part of a larger fight for justice on all fronts.

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