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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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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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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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Provision to Ohio budget could tighten abortion restrictions

TweetIt only took a day to blow my Wendy Davis high. Attacks on women’s access to abortion are happening in Ohio. In the process of passing a state budget, Ohio Republicans added a provision at the last minute that would require the following: “…a doctor to use external medical means – likely an abdominal ultrasound [...]
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New TRAP laws force Virginia abortion clinic to close after 40 years of service

TweetEarlier this month, the Virginia Board of Health voted 11 to 2 for new, irrational regulations on abortion clinics in the state, which many reproductive health and justice advocates correctly noted were intended not to make clinics safer for patients but to effectively erode access to abortion care in the state. This weekend, the effects [...]
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