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“Defunding” Planned Parenthood, Title X, and You

An ideological battle in Congress means we have to fight tooth and nail to save health care for millions

Louisiana Governor Signs Law that Mandates Women Wait 72 Hours for an Abortion

Louisiana becomes the country's sixth state to require a 72-hour wait for a safe, legal abortion.
May 20, 2016

Punishing Women for Abortion Isn’t New. Just Look at the Hardships Utah Women Bear Under the State's Forced 72-Hour Wait

The backlash against punishing abortion-seeking women is incomplete without acknowledging two points: First, ALL the Republican candidates for president want to outlaw abortion - and second, politicians have already been punishing women for years.
April 8, 2016

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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