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Argentina bans abortion in most cases. So why is its abortion rate far higher than that of the US?
Los Angeles Times, California - October 29, 2017

Yet the laws are widely circumvented, and researchers are finding that the abortion rate in Latin America is far higher than it is in the U.S. and other places where the procedure is legal. In Argentina, where tensions between the church and secular society run ...

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Supreme Court weighs challenge to California's abortion disclosure law: Does it violate free speech?
Los Angeles Times, California - October 27, 2017

The Supreme Court is weighing whether to hear an anti-abortion groupâs challenge on free speech grounds to a California law that requires âcrisis pregnancy centersâ to also advise clients that the state offers free or low-cost contraception and assistance in ...

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DC Circuit Ruling Fuels Class Action Against HHS Abortion Policy for Immigrant Minors
Law.com, California - October 26, 2017

The D.C. Circuit's blockbuster ruling that allowed an undocumented immigrant to leave federal custody to have an abortion marked the court's rare foray into hot-button social issues. It's an open question just how far-reaching the ruling will be either to the underlying ...

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How long can the Trump administration prevent a 17-year-old ...
Los Angeles Times, California - October 23, 2017

The ACLU asks a federal court to reenter the case of a pregnant 17 year old immigrant held in federal detention who is seeking an abortion.

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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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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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The GOP is craven and the Democrats are extremist on an abortion restriction most Americans favor
Los Angeles Times, California - October 9, 2017

Large majorities of Americans believe first-trimester abortions should be legal. But once pregnancy moves into the second trimester â that is, at 12 to 24 weeks â only 27% of Americans have a pro-choice position. These Gallup poll results mirror policy in most ...

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Oklahoma judge again overturns medical abortion restriction
Los Angeles Times, California - October 8, 2017

An Oklahoma judge has again overturned a state law restricting womenâs access to drug-induced abortions, according to attorneys for the state and for the groups challenging the law.Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish on Friday overturned a 2014

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In Maine, abortions could become more dangerous for women
The Tidings, California - September 25, 2017

A lawsuit seeking to challenge a Maine law allowing only doctors to perform abortions has drawn criticism from pro-life advocates who warned it could endanger womenâs health and safety. âIâm gravely concerned about the health and safety of the mother,â Suzanne ...

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Elisabeth Moss to Star in Simon Curtis' Women Rights Drama 'Call Jane'
Variety, California - September 18, 2017

The screenplay, based on the true story of a 1960s movement called the Jane Collective, was written by Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. Robbie Brenner is producing the indie along with Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon of The Firm. The movie â set in ...

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Letters: Louisiana right to be cautious on abortion
The Advocate, California - September 14, 2017

The authors attacked Louisiana law regarding consent for abortion. They say that in Louisiana "state law requires physicians to give women seeking abortion inaccurate information about the development of embryos and misleading statements about the heal

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Abortion would be first-degree murder under California proposal
Sacramento Bee, California - September 8, 2017

California supporters of an incendiary statewide initiative aiming for the 2018 ballot to criminalize abortion as first-degree murder have been cleared to begin collecting signatures.Secretary of State Alex Padilla, acting in his ministerial role as the stateâs ...

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South Carolina becomes the latest state pushing to restrict abortions by cutting funding
Los Angeles Times, California - August 27, 2017

In the latest move by states to curtail abortions, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed an executive order to stop giving state money to any doctor or group affiliated with providing abortions.The move is part of a growing trend. More than four decades ...

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Pro-Life win? Arkansas makes big moves against abortion-machine Planned Parenthood
Catholic Online, California - August 20, 2017

The ruling also affirmed the state's prerogative to make judgments on the Medicaid program, he added.Videos from the Center for Medical Progress appeared to show Planned Parenthood and other leaders in the abortion industry involved in the procurement of f

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High court weighs constitutionality of Chile's abortion bill
The Tidings, California - August 17, 2017

Chile's constitutional court began discussion Aug. 16 on the unconstitutionality petition filed by legislators of Chile Vamos, a coalition opposed to the government of President Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet has made relaxing abortion restrictions a priority of her ...

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