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What You Need to Know About the Politics of Abortion Access Right Now

Opposition narratives might portray a movement in disarray — but advocates of safe, legal abortion are united in their determination to overcome the challenges facing people who seek care.

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

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

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Dec. 4, 2014

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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

Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

A federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only health centers that provide abortions.
Aug. 5, 2014

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