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State Abortion Laws

These GOP Anti-Abortion Laws Face Rulings In Federal Courts

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Even with legislatures in summer recess, there's no lull in the battle over state anti-abortion laws as several federal courts decide whether to uphol...

Laura Bassett

State Lawmakers Can't Stop Introducing Abortion Bills | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Conservative state lawmakers are showing no signs of fatigue this year in their quest to chip away at access to legal abortion. There are currently 28...

Laura Bassett

More Abortion Laws Enacted In Past 3 Years Than In Entire Previous Decade | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

States have enacted more abortion restrictions in the past three years than in the entire previous decade, according to a new report by the Guttmacher...

State Senate Passes New Abortion Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 5 (Reuters) - The Kansas state Senate passed a measure on Friday that would ban Planned Pare...

Abortion Clinic Challenges New State Law

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

By Alicia Underlee Nelson FARGO, N.D., April 1 (Reuters) - North Dakota's only clinic that offers abortion services is vowing to chall...

Rivals Ready For Battle Over Contentious Abortion Measures

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

-- Rival legal teams, well-financed and highly motivated, are girding for court battles over the coming months on laws enacted in Arkansas and North ...

The Good Thing We Can Learn From Anti-Abortion States

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Using the logic and tactics of the anti-abortion activists, however, there is nothing to say that states -- or even local communities -- can't take that legal right and make it as unavailable as possible.

It Was a Good Election for the Pro-Choice Movement -- But the Culture Wars Aren't Over!

Carole Joffe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Carole Joffe

In spite of Obama's and Democrats' senatorial victories, the Republicans did very well in state races, where the real consequential action against abortion takes place.

Abortion Opponents Chip Away At Access

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- It's legal to get an abortion in America, but in many places it is hard and getting harder. Just this year, 17 states set new limits on ab...

Laura Bassett

State Abortion Restrictions Hit Record High In 2011 | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Conservative state lawmakers set a record in 2011 for the highest number of anti-abortion and anti-family planning provisions enacted in a single year...

Stringent Abortion Measure Stirs Controversy

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker on Wednesday touted the importance of the fetal heartbeat as an indicator of life as he urged a legislative pa...