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A Kansas Judge Just Blocked One Of The Nation’s Harshest Abortion Bans

A Kansas judge on Thursday blocked a law that would have effectively banned the majority of second-trimester abortions performed in the state, in a win for reproductive rights advocates less than a week before the law was set to take effect. The last-minute ruling concluded that the law would place an undue burden on women … Continue reading

Supreme Court Permanently Blocks North Carolina’s Forced Ultrasound Law

  The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal from North Carolina seeking to revive a controversial law that would have required doctors to perform a narrated ultrasound on a woman before she could have an abortion. The court’s refusal to hear the case thus leaves intact a decision from the lower federal appeals court, finding … Continue reading

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Abortion Is To Blame For California’s Historic Drought

Scientists are still investigating the causes of California’s historic drought, but one local GOP lawmaker thinks she’s already found the answer: God’s wrath over abortion. While speaking at the California ProLife Legislative Banquet last week, California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R) suggested a theory that the state’s worst drought in 1,200 years may be divine retribution … Continue reading

Murder Charges Dropped Against Georgia Woman Who Was Jailed For Taking Abortion Pills

Prosecutors have dropped the murder charge against Kenlissa Jones, a Georgia woman who was arrested earlier this week for terminating her own pregnancy. Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards declared on Wednesday that he had the charges dismissed after discovering that, under current Georgia law, “criminal prosecution of a pregnant woman for her own actions … Continue reading

An Arkansas Nurse Is Facing Criminal Charges For Performing An Abortion

A nurse in Arkansas has been criminally charged for performing an abortion after she allegedly administered a medication to a woman to help her terminate her pregnancy. Karen Collins, a 32-year-old Drew County nurse, was charged Friday with one count of performing an unlicensed abortion and a separate count of performing an unlawful abortion. She … Continue reading

Doctors Sue Arizona Over Abortion Law That Forces Them To Lie To Patients

A coalition of healthcare providers and reproductive rights groups are challenging in federal court a provision of a new Arizona law, which requires doctors to tell women undergoing a medication-induced abortion that the procedure is reversible, a claim regarded by medical experts as false and misleading. The new law is the latest in a wave … Continue reading

Under Wisconsin’s New Abortion Ban, Fetus Takes Precedence Over Mother’s Life

A Wisconsin state Senate committee advanced an abortion restriction on Thursday that prioritizes the health of the fetus when the pregnant woman’s life and health are in danger. The bill bans nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest, except when the woman is undergoing a medical emergency. … Continue reading

A Federal Court Just Permanently Blocked One Of The Harshest Abortion Bans In The Country

A federal appeals court this week struck down an Arkansas law that banned abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, upholding a lower court’s decision last year that had blocked the law. Act 301, also known as the “Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act” banned abortions after 12 weeks or if a fetal heartbeat has been detected before … Continue reading

Paraguay Rejects Abortion Request For A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

  A 10-year-old girl allegedly impregnated by her stepfather will not be allowed to have an abortion under Paraguay’s laws, drawing strong condemnation from United Nations experts who say forcing her to have the child constitutes a human rights violation. In a statement released this week, the UN experts said Paraguay has refused to provide … Continue reading

The Abortion ‘Debate’: How Polls Have Been Misleading You About What Americans Really Think

A recent analysis of abortion attitudes by the New York Times came to the right conclusion: The divide on how Americans feel about abortion is much smaller than partisan politics would have us believe. But there’s a bigger idea that the piece in the Times — and the poll it relies on — missed: All … Continue reading

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