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NH: Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills

April 25, 2012

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NHPR, April 25, 2012 by Sam Evans-Brown All eyes were on the State Senate today, where lawmakers voted down a bevy of bills that would regulate abortion and allow employers to opt out of covering contraception. State lawmakers have traditionally rejected such measures, but the issue has become a point of friction between the house […]

Idaho doctor-lawyer fights fetal pain abortion law

April 17, 2012

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Seattle Times, April 17, 2012 by Rebecca Boone The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states has come from an unlikely place. So has the second. BOISE, Idaho — The first challenge to the constitutionality of the so-called fetal pain anti-abortion laws enacted in several states […]

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signs new limits on abortion providers

April 16, 2012

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Clarion Ledger, April16, 2012 by The Associated Press Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a bill putting new requirements on doctors who work at the state’s only abortion clinic. It becomes law July 1. It says anyone performing abortions in an abortion facility must be an obstetrician-gynecologist with admitting privileges at a local hospital. […]

Abortion is key US political flashpoint as laws tighten

April 13, 2012

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BBC News, April 13, 2012 by Paul Mason Outside an abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, the protesters gather silently. They clutch crucifixes. Some kneel in the road. Inside it is quiet, calm and the facilities are pretty basic. Because of the protesters, most mainstream hospitals have stopped providing abortions, gynaecologist Dr Martin Ruddock tells me. […]

State senate committee holds testimony on four anti-abortion bills

April 13, 2012

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Nashua Telegraph, April 13, 2012 by Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – Supporters of several bills to ban abortions fought against being labeled anti-women, while opponents told lawmakers they risked fouling New Hampshire’s reputation as a state that defends individual rights. These were the philosophical markers laid down as a state Senate committee took hours of testimony […]

State Policy Trends: Abortion and Contraception in the Crosshairs

April 13, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 13, 2012 by Rachel Benson Gold and Elizabeth Nash In the first three months of 2012, legislators introduced 944 provisions related to reproductive health and rights in 45 of the 46 legislatures that have convened this year. Half of these provisions would restrict abortion access. So far, 75 abortion restrictions have […]

Governor Jan Brewer Signs Arizona’s Extreme New Abortion Law

April 12, 2012

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The Daily Beast, April 12, 2012 by Allison Yarrow Despite its name, critics derided the Women’s Health and Safety Act that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law today as cruel, dangerous, and hostile to women—likely to deter many Arizona women from seeking an abortion, and to distress those who nonetheless go through with one. […]