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Don’t Call 6-Week Abortion Bans “Heartbeat” Bills. Here’s Why.

The biased language in these bills — including the unconstitutional Texas abortion ban — has no basis in medicine or reality. They’re written to divert attention from the fact that they ban abortion and hurt pregnant people. 

Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Abortion Is Safe

A study released Dec. 8 reaffirms that abortion as practiced in America today is safe — and just further proof that abortion restrictions have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with politics.
Dec. 10, 2014

Indiana Law Restricting Access to Medication Abortions Ruled Unconstitutional

On Dec. 3, a federal judge in Indiana struck down a 2013 state law that put a medically unnecessary restriction on a Planned Parenthood health center that provides the abortion pill.
Dec. 5, 2014

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Banning Abortion... Before she Knows She's Pregnant

Tell Ohio House Speaker Batchelder with just one click: Reject the 6-week abortion ban.
Dec. 4, 2014

Why the 6-Week Abortion Ban Proposed in Ohio is Unacceptable

A dangerous bill that would ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy in Ohio (House Bill 248) is being debated in the state legislature. Dawn Laguens, the EVP of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, went off on the proposed legislation the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Dec. 3, 2014

Vote for the Best and Worst Moments of 2014!

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Dec. 2, 2014

16 Days of Activism: Helms Hurts, But Our Generation Can Help

As students and advocates, we’re excited to see international progress on women’s rights. But a policy known as the Helms Amendment undermines efforts to improve women’s health around the world — including for victims of violence.
Dec. 1, 2014

Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Court’s Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.
Oct. 17, 2014

New Map: 80% of Abortion Providers in Texas Close Overnight

Last week the U.S. Fifth Circuit, ruled that H.B. 2 can go into effect immediately. As a result, 80% of abortion providers in Texas have had to close overnight.
Oct. 9, 2014

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Tripled Waiting Period for an Abortion

On July 2, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a dangerous bill that would have required women seeking a safe, legal abortion to wait at least 72 hours before getting the procedure. The three-day period was three times as long as the state’s existing mandatory waiting period of 24 hours.
Sept. 5, 2014

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