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Sweeping restrictions on Texas abortions focus on regulating the fetus
VICE News, - May 23, 2017

Texas lawmakers took a new tactic when they advanced sweeping restrictions on abortion last week: Focus on the fetus.On Saturday, the Texas House of Representatives passed expansive legislation outlawing dilation and evacuation, a common method for perf

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Iowa Medicaid reimbursements will no longer go to abortion providers
National Catholic Reporter, Missouri - May 22, 2017

"We oppose sending public money to abortion providers. Catholics have always made the needs of the vulnerable a priority through services such as Catholic Charities, hospitals, and advocacy for public policy that protects the marginalized," said Tom Chap

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Revolutionary Advances In Abortion Access: Why Not In The US, Too?
HuffPost - May 22, 2017

Last week's publication of a study showing that the mail order abortion service Irish women have been using to get around Ireland's draconian abortion restrictions is safe and effective has implications for women around the world, including in the

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Trump's Abortion Policy Isn't About Morality – It's Coercion
RollingStone.com, New Jersey - May 22, 2017

The global gag rule prohibits any U.S. foreign aid from going to organizations that provide, advocate for or even discuss safe abortion services. Under previous Republican administrations, the rule applied to approximately $600 million in funds for family planning. ...

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Catholics Challenge St. Louis' 'Abortion Sanctuary' Law
U.S. News & World Report, New Mexico - May 22, 2017

The suit says the law enacted in February infringes on freedom of religion rights of those who oppose abortion. Behind Carlson are attorney Sarah Pitlyk, left, of the Thomas More Society, a non-profit law firm that filed the suit, and Peggy Forrest ...

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Facebook will let you livestream an abortion as long as there's no nudity
VICE News, - May 22, 2017

Facebook allows users to live stream acts of self-harm, post videos of violent deaths, pictures of certain kinds of child abuse, and even a video of an abortion â unless it contains nudity in which case Facebookâs army of moderators will automatically take ...

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Unprecedented number of abortion rights bills filed
Wisconsin Gazette, - May 22, 2017

An unprecedented number of bills aimed at protecting abortion rights have been introduced this year in 33 states, including Wisconsin, and four localities.The survey by the Public Leadership Institute identified 118 bills filed to protect or expand womenâs reproductive ...

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Stop turning lies into anti-abortion laws: Column
El Paso Times, Texas - May 22, 2017

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute shows that Texas and Kansas top all 50 states in the number of anti-abortion laws that conflict with established scientific evidence. Thatâs right: the Lone Star State leads the nation in turning lies into laws specifically ...

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Facebook won't delete violent death, abortion, self-harm videos
WND.com, District of Columbia - May 22, 2017

(LONDON TELEGRAPH) â Facebook is refusing to delete videos and images of âviolent deathâ, abortion and self-harm because the web giant does not want to censor its users, it has emerged. The American social media giant also allows people to live ...

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Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian ...
New York Times, New York - May 21, 2017

The Christian school that Maddi Runkles attends in Maryland barred her from participating in graduation ceremonies and removed her from her student council ...

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Forcing women to have children is akin to slavery, says a devoutly Christian abortion doctor
Los Angeles Times, California - May 21, 2017

Here, Parker is worlds away from his workaday life, which takes place in the besieged abortion clinics of Mississippi and Alabama, states that have done their utmost to regulate abortion out of existence. He is an outspoken abortion doctor driven by his deep Christian ...

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Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who've Had Them
New York Times, New York - May 20, 2017

She asked for an abortion doula because she wanted unconditional support, no matter what she decided. She wanted me, a total stranger, to reinforce her trust in herself. After she went to the procedure room, her boyfriend and I went outside, me to make ...

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Texas House Approves New Limits on Abortion
New York Times, New York - May 20, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas â Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature has advanced tough new limits on abortion, hitting back at a United States Supreme Court decision last summer that struck down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that the state ...

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50 Years Ago, A Network Of Clergy Helped Women Seeking Abortion
NPR, US - May 19, 2017

Before Roe v. Wade, a network of clergy helped counsel women seeking abortions and sometimes helped them find abortion providers. Some of them are gathering in New York this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary.ARI SHAP

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A Woman's Decision to Give Birth or Abort
New York Times, New York - May 19, 2017

Re âAbortion Is About More Than Money,â by Lori Szala (Op-Ed, May 9): As a women's health and rights advocate, I am happy that Ms. Szala was able to make the decision that was best for her when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. I'm puzzled, though, ...

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