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Could this be the year the pro-choice movement goes on the offensive?

TweetAccording to the tally from the Guttmacher Institute, 51 pro-choice measures have been introduced in 14 states this year–the highest number in a couple decades. Bloomberg reports: The volume of state-level, pro-abortion-rights legislation outstrips that of any year since the early 1990s, when states sought to codify access to the procedure, said Elizabeth Nash, states [...]
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Chart of the Day: Abortion rate fell to lowest rate in 30 years thanks to birth control

TweetAccording to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute, the US abortion rate fell by 13 percent between 2008 to 2011, continuing a fairly consistent long-term downward trend and reaching its lowest point since 1973 Tweet
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Quote of the Day: Don’t worry, just speed to your abortion appointment!

TweetYesterday, as Jos covered, a federal appeals court took up Texas’s harsh new abortion restrictions. During testimony, lawyers from the pro-choice side noted that thanks to the new law, there is no longer a single abortion provider in the Rio Grande Valley, making the nearest clinic for the mainly low-income, Latino residents a 300-mile round trip away. [...]
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Map of the Day: Half of recent abortion clinic closures due to anti-choice laws

Tweet Although the massive anti-choice law that’s forced at least a dozen clinics in Texas to cease their services recently has probably gotten the most attention, the Lone Star state is hardly the only place where it’s getting harder and harder to find an abortion provider.  Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Syreeta and Alexandra Feminists at Elon won RAINN’s multimedia contest. All the Selves We Have Been. <3 Ann & Leslie <3 U.S. vs. Susan B. Anthony. Pot reform’s race problem. Check out RH Reality Check’s updated abortion database. Not everything is debatable. The “Hunger Cliff” approaches. Alexandra on the Department of Education’s under-enforcement of [...]
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