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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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Abortion is complicated. Disputed science doesn't help.
Mashable, California - August 17, 2017

An abortion can be an emotional experience that raises questions about a woman's relationships, past regrets, and future. She might want to confide in someone about these feelings in the following weeks, months, or years. Abortion opponents have taken

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If Democrats turn back on abortion rights, they'll get punished at polls
Sacramento Bee, California - August 15, 2017

First and foremost, access to abortion, birth control and other reproductive health care is the foundation of economic security for all women and families. How else can women control the most important financial decision they will ever make â if, when and how ...

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Abortion-pill reversal: The next frontier of informed-consent laws?
The Tidings, California - August 15, 2017

Indianapolis, Ind., Aug 15, 2017 / 06:04 am (National Catholic Register).- Medication abortions are on their way to becoming the dominant method of abortion in the U.S. But lawmakers are starting to look at whether to change their stateâs informed-consent laws ...

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Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion
Sacramento Bee, California - August 12, 2017

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who say doing so could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape

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Democrats' quandary on supporting anti-abortion party members
San Francisco Chronicle, California - August 8, 2017

Abortion-rights advocates and other progressive groups howled, describing it as the latest in a series of statements from party leaders that make Democrats look like they are willing to compromise women’s health issues for change that would help them pick up ...

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Chile's bishops lament lifting of abortion ban
The Tidings, California - August 5, 2017

The new law would permit abortion in the cases of rape, endangerment of a motherâs life, or in cases when the fetus has a life-threatening birth defect. It would allow for objecting doctors to refuse to perform abortions, except in cases when the motherâs life ...

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Obamacare repeal failure was a setback for abortion opponents, but they see momentum on their side
Los Angeles Times, California - August 2, 2017

Opponents of abortion have had reason for optimism this year. With Republicans in control of the U.S. Capitol and a president who embraces their cause, access to the procedure has appeared in greater jeopardy than it has in years.Abortion foes were dealt a setback ...

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Texas Republicans Never Get Tired of Restricting Abortion Rights
Mother Jones, California - July 31, 2017

The state has long been an epicenter of the abortion warsâRoe v. Wade was first filed there. And the landmark Supreme Court ruling from June 2016, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, focused on a Texas omnibus law known as HB 2 that required

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Abortion foes swarm SF officials' neighborhoods
San Francisco Chronicle, California - July 30, 2017

The protest was the work of a group called Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. “We call it ‘chalk and awe,’ ” said organizer Jeff White.The participants were part of an anti-abortion activism boot camp being held at a local church, White said. He declined ...

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This Republican Wants to Prevent Med Students From Even Learning How to Perform Abortions
Mother Jones, California - July 20, 2017

A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin is pushing legislation to prohibit medical students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from learning how to provide abortions. If he is successful, the OB-GYN shortage in the state could worsen, and the state’s medical school ...

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Confusion over how anti-abortion bill could affect St. Louis
San Francisco Chronicle, California - July 15, 2017

FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens addresses the crowd during an anti-abortion rally in the Statehouse in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are considering a lengthy abortion bill to add more regulations to the procedure ...

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2 Ohio abortion providers quietly close doors in past month
San Francisco Chronicle, California - July 15, 2017

Anti-abortion groups publicized the closures of the full-service Akron Women's Medical Group and the Cleveland Women's Medical Group, which provided medication-only abortions, this week. The Ohio Department of Health said their licenses remained acti

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Republicans defunded Planned Parenthood in Texas and abortions rose among teens. Who's surprised?
Daily Kos, California - July 12, 2017

Even though it's absolutely none of their business what a woman chooses to do with her body, especially since we have the right to contraception and family planning (which includes safe, legal abortions), it hasn't stopped them from their ridiculous

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The one issue that could imperil the Senate health care plan: abortion rights
Sacramento Bee, California - June 29, 2017

If there's one issue that could tank the imperiled Senate health care plan, it's abortion. More specifically, federal Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The health care provider uses federal funding to treat Medicaid patients and subsidize other

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