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Legal abortion rate in Texas dropped 13 percent after new anti-choice restrictions

Tweet   That’s according to a new study on the impact of the anti-choice restrictions that have now forced 46 percent of Texas’ legal abortion providers to close. As we already know, the omnibus law passed last year–which also placed stricter restrictions on medication abortions and banned the procedure after 20 weeks–has dealt a disastrous blow to abortion access. [...]
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Chart of the Day: Fewer state abortion restrictions were passed in the first half of 2014

TweetBut it’s hardly time to break out the champagne. While this year is looking better than the last few, according to Guttmacher’s new numbers on state anti-choice laws, abortion access is still under attack in the states. So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new anti-choice laws–which is about half the number that had been [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetSubmit your picture to stand up for health care, not harassment. “Buffer zones work. So they have to go.”  The White House needs to address McCullen. The feminist ethics of make-up are endlessly complicated but our love for Jenny Slate is not. The Senate HELP committee held a hearing on campus sexual violence yesterday. Tweet
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McCullen: A view from a thousand feet

TweetAbortion clinics are a dangerous place for staffers and patients. As Vicki Saporta told the Huffington Post,”[s]ince 1977, there have been 8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 181 arsons, and thousands of incidents of criminal activities.” You wouldn’t know that, though, from yesterday’s Supreme Court decision McCullen v. Coakley. Maya wrote yesterday that the dangerous, disappointing [...]
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Breaking: SCOTUS strikes down Massachusetts’ buffer zone law

TweetThe Supreme Court ruled today that Massachusetts’ abortion buffer zone law, which requires anti-choice activists harassers to stay 35 feet away from clinic entrances, violates their freedom of speech. SCOTUS issued their decision from within their own comfy buffer zone that keeps picketers outside their 252-by-98-foot plaza. The fact that buffer zones are even necessary to ensure people have [...]
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