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Abortion is medical treatment, and the government has no right to deny one to a woman
Los Angeles Times, California - October 22, 2017

To the editor: The agency overseeing refugee affairs wonât allow Jane Doe, a pregnant 17-year-old Central American refugee, to undergo an abortion pending a court hearing on her immigration status. Why? The agency disingenuously claims that it opposes the

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Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules
New York Times, New York - October 22, 2017

An undocumented 17-year-old caught in a legal standoff with the federal government must further delay plans for an abortion after an appeals court ruled on Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services had 11 days to find a sponsor to take cust

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Opinion: In blocking abortion bill, Dems to display extremism
MyDaytonDailyNews - October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON â What would America's abortion policy be if the number of months in the gestation of a human infant were a prime number â say, seven or eleven? This thought experiment is germane to why the abortion issue has been politically toxic, and ...

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US Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented, unaccompanied minor under federal custody
ABC News, US - October 21, 2017

Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Oct. 20, 2017

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Appeals Court Sets Terms For Abortion For Teen Immigrant
NPR, US - October 20, 2017

The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the country illegally can transferred to the custody of a sponsor and then have an abortion if she chooses.

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Case Considers Unaccompanied Minor's Right To Have An Abortion
NPR, US - October 20, 2017

In a case that pits the Trump administration against a 17-year-old Mexican girl in the U.S. illegally, a panel of federal judges said Friday that she has a right to an abortion â but she's not being allowed to get the procedure yet.

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'Doll' Found at Abortion Center Meant to Incite Fear, Scare Off Peaceful Protesters
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, - October 20, 2017

Susan Platt, the local organizer for the international campaign 40 Days for Life, said a prayer volunteer found what appeared to be a makeshift doll wrapped in black plastic with string around its throat and wrists standing near their vigil box near the Southwestern ...

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DPD: 'Suspicious package' found near abortion clinic was a hoax, designed to incite fear
WFAA, Texas - October 20, 2017

DALLAS -- Police say a "suspicious package" found near an abortion clinic in North Dallas Friday morning was a hoax meant to scare people.The package was found by a pro-life group who was outside the clinic praying."It was about two feet tall wrapped in black plastic ...

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The Trump administration just made its most Orwellian attack on abortion
ThinkProgress, District of Columbia - October 20, 2017

The United States government is holding a woman prisoner to keep her from obtaining an abortion.Let that fact sink in for a moment. The core issue at the heart of Garza v. Hargan is whether the coercive power of the state can be used to hold someone pr

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Ballot proposal draws concern from abortion-rights backers
Orlando Sentinel, Florida - October 20, 2017

Abortion-rights groups say the change would make it easier to restrict abortion because the courts have used Floridaâs broad privacy rights to stop laws aimed at limiting the procedure in recent years, including laws that have been upheld in other states

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US abortion rate falls 25 percent, but procedure is still common
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - October 20, 2017

The U.S. abortion rate has fallen dramatically, by 25 percent, in recent years. The procedure continues to be common: One in four women will have an abortion by 45, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday.

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Young, pregnant migrant's case becomes a test of Trump policies on ...
Los Angeles Times, California - October 19, 2017

The Trump administration is in federal court fighting to prevent a young woman in immigration detention from obtaining an abortion. The case sheds light on a ...

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U.S. abortion rate fell 25 percent from 2008 to 2014; one in four ...
Washington Post, District of Columbia - October 19, 2017

The U.S. abortion rate has fallen dramatically, by 25 percent, in recent years. The procedure continues to be common: One in  four women will have an abortion

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Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion
NPR, US - October 19, 2017

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a judge's ruling that would have allowed a detained teenager who is in the U.S. illegally to have an abortion, in the latest twist in a legal battle between the ACLU and the Trump administration. The pregnant 17-year-old ...

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Democrats are the real abortion extremists - The Washington Post
Washington Post, District of Columbia - October 18, 2017

They call themselves the âParty of Science,â so they should want an answer to the pain question.

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