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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Making Performing an Abortion a Felony Crime

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending anymore. 

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walk right up to the line of what’s unconstitutional, Oklahoma isn’t pretending ...

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Indiana passed a fetal defect abortion ban (and put some other restrictions in, too)

On Thursday, Republican Indiana governor, Mike Pence, signed into law a bill that bans abortions based on objections to the fetus’s race, gender, or disability status. And that’s not all…

On Thursday, Republican Indiana governor, Mike Pence, signed into law a bill that bans abortions based on objections to the fetus’s race, gender, or disability status. And that’s not all…

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New Study Shows How Texas Law Has Increased Abortion Travel Distances and Costs

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

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There were 700,000 Google searches for self-inducing an abortion in the US last year

There have been a few studies — and plenty of anecdotal evidence — pointing to an uptick in self-induced abortion attempts as the result of dwindling access to legal abortion in many states. Now an economist at The New York Times looks at what Google search patterns reveal about the trend. 

There have been a few studies — and plenty of anecdotal evidence — pointing to an uptick in self-induced abortion attempts as the result of dwindling access

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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The Women of the Supreme Court

As you likely know, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments this week in the most important abortion case in decades. For a recap of the day’s proceedings, I recommend Dahlia Lithwick’s account of the three women justices — Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — “pounding on Texas’ solicitor general for passing abortion regulations that have no plausible health purpose and also seem pretty stupid.”

As you likely know, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments this week in the most important abortion case in decades. For a recap of the day’s proceedings, I recommend Dahlia Lithwick’s account ...

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Court ruling forces all but one of Louisiana’s abortion clinics to close

Next week, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments in the monumentally important case against Texas’s anti-choice TRAP law. As if to underscore just how high the stakes are, on Wednesday, an appeals court ruled that Louisiana’s own Texas-style TRAP lawpassed last year and previously blocked by a lower court, is allowed to be enforced. 

Next week, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments in the monumentally important case against Texas’s anti-choice TRAP law. As if to underscore just how high the stakes are, on Wednesday, an appeals court ruled ...

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