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Watch the south’s abortion clinics disappear in one scary GIF

TweetAs I mentioned yesterday, the Louisiana legislature just passed a bill that could close three — possibly four — out of the state’s five abortion clinics. If that sounds disturbingly familiar, it’s because it should. Like similar bills in Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi, Louisiana’s new TRAP-style law requires that abortion providers have admitting privileges at [...]
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Missouri pro-choice activists launch 72-hour filibuster to protest waiting period bill

TweetRemember when Missouri legislator compared getting an abortion to buying a new car in order to justify increasing the state’s waiting period to 72 hours? Well, in response to that bill, along with more than 29 other anti-choice proposals the legislature has considered just this session, reproductive rights activists in Missouri are staging a 72-hour filibuster. Tweet
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Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic goes to court today

TweetToday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments against the Mississippi law that would shut down the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. You’ll remember that the Jackson Women’s Health Organization clinic has been fighting to stay open since 2012 when the state passed a TRAP law requiring all abortion providers [...]
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Unsafe abortions have killed 1 million and injured 100 million in the last two decades

TweetAnd only legalizing abortion — everywhere — will change that. That’s why lawmakers and public health leaders from over 30 countries have released a new declaration calling for the world’s nations to repeal all criminal abortion laws and “make safe, legal abortion universally available and accessible to all women regardless of age, income, or where they live.” [...]
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Map of the Day: Texas’s disappearing abortion clinics

TweetAs the extreme anti-choice restrictions passed last year in Texas continue to force clinics to shut their doors, RH Reality Check has put together a map tracking the closures.  Tweet
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