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Abortion Waiting Period

Rick Scott Signs 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Women seeking abortions in Florida will be required to make two visits to a clinic, with a mandator...

Mandatory Waiting Periods for Abortion Defy the World Health Organization

David A. Grimes | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Republicans in my home state of North Carolina are trying to triple the existing harmful 24-hour delay before having an abortion (House Bill 465). The medical evidence has been clear for decades: delays of any source in obtaining an abortion increase the risk with no benefit to the woman.

The Latest Law Second-Guessing A Woman's Right To Control Her Own Body

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women

Starting July 1, women seeking an abortion in Tennessee will have to wait 48 hours before they’re allowed to have the procedure. Tennessee Gov. ...

Women In Tennessee Must Wait 48 Hours To Get An Abortion After Consulting Their Doctor

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

NASHVILLE, May 18 (Reuters) - Agreeing there must be a 48-hour waiting period between a woman consulting her doctor about an abortion and the time it ...

Progressive Groups Urge North Carolina Governor Not To Break Abortion Promise

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Progressive groups are traveling around North Carolina urging Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to keep a campaign promise not to sign any new restrictions on abor...

North Carolina House Passes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., April 23 (Reuters) - North Carolina women seeking abortions would have to wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor b...

GOP Rep Pushes Abortion Restrictions That Would 'Have A Few More Little Taxpayers Born'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

Though a new abortion-related bill introduced in the North Carolina State House is ostensibly meant to protect patient safety, one of the bill's co-sp...

Here's How Long You Have To Wait For An Abortion In Each State

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The Missouri legislature approved a measure on Wednesday that would mandate a 72-hour waiting period between required counseling and abortion. Only tw...

State Lawmakers Approve Measure Extending Abortion Waiting Period

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 3 (Reuters) - A measure to extend the waiting period for abortions in Alabama to 48 hours is h...

Katy Hall

LOOK: More Waiting For Abortions Than Guns | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In many states, it takes longer to get an abortion than it does to purchase a gun. Twenty-six states require women to wait for an abortion, usually 24...

9 Awkward Double Standards From The Conservative Movement

Katy Hall & Nick Wing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, 41 Republican senators voted against expanding gun background checks. In doing so, they helped define the legacy of an expansive...

Lawmakers Kill Abortion Restriction Proposal

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation calling for a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, less than a year after passing s...

Utah Passes Stricter Abortion Measure

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY--Utah's Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, even...

Laura Bassett

North Carolina House Votes To Force Ultrasound Bill Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina lawmakers voted on Tuesday to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill that forces abortion doctors to say certai...