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State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules
Bangor Daily News

State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules

Bangor Daily News - August 8, 2017

Everyone, including the Christian Civic League of Maine [which opposes abortion] agreed this would be a reasonable restriction outside clinics.”The law ...


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Groups warned Arkansas lawmakers abortion restrictions would face court challenge
Times Record, Maine - June 26, 2017

As the Republican-led Legislature advanced a series of measures earlier this year restricting abortions, opponents repeatedly warned that the moves would prompt the types of legal challenges that have halted or overturned other bans enacted in recent year


Trump picks anti-abortion activist for key post
Press Herald, Maine - April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON â President Trump announced Friday that he will appoint Charmaine Yoest, one of the nation's most prominent anti-abortion activists, to a high-level post in the Health and Human Services department. Yoest, a former Reagan administration ...


Vague abortion stance seemed to aid Trump
Press Herald, Maine - December 26, 2016

Two weeks ago, Planned Parenthood convened six small focus groups, each in a swing state, and asked voters who had cast ballots for Donald Trump what they thought of abortion rights. The first half of the conversations (which the group made available to reporters ...


Abortion Should Not Be A Crime
Common Dreams (press release), Maine - November 8, 2016

Punitive abortion laws - like in South Korea - violate human rights. In recent weeks, the government has threatened to toughen penalties on medical providers who perform abortions illegally. Women's groups and experts are fighting to make the government back down ...


Our View: ACA abortion limits reduce Mainers' access to reproductive care
Press Herald, Maine - November 4, 2016

But practical barriers to abortion access, like cost and distance, can be as difficult to overcome as legal restrictions. Now Community Health Options, the largest Affordable Care Act insurer in Maine, has put up another roadblock, announcing last week that it’s ...


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Indian Girl, 10, Who Was Raped and Denied an Abortion Gives Birth

NEW DELHI — A 10-year-old Indian girl who was raped by an uncle, and then lost her legal ...

Thrust Into Chile's Abortion Fight, Woman Who Urged Change May ...

After Karen Espíndola had a wrenching pregnancy she was told she couldn't end, she became ...

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An abortion can be an emotional experience that raises questions about a woman's relationships ...

Texas abortion law an echo of Kansas' bizarre debate on erectile ...

Cities and counties in Texas couldn't partner with abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood ...

High court weighs constitutionality of Chile's abortion bill

Chile's constitutional court began discussion Aug. 16 on the unconstitutionality petition filed ...