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Abortion Rights Funds Brace for Impact Ahead of Court Ruling

Texas has tightened abortion restrictions over the past two decades, leading women there to increasingly seek out-of-state abortions.

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‘God Selected This Case’: The Christian Dominionist War On Abortion, Part II

Days before the 2020 presidential election, then-President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, achieving a top priority of many Christian dominionist …

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Minority Women Most Affected if Abortion is Banned, Limited

If the U.S. Supreme Court allows states to further restrict or even ban abortions, minority women will bear the brunt of it, according to statistics analyzed by The Associated Press.

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State Legislatures in U.S. Poised to Act on Abortion Rights

Early in the new year, the Vermont House of Representatives is due to begin debate on an amendment that would enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution and …

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Gov. Reeves: Mississippi Will Ban Most Abortions From Conception If Roe Falls

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves recently confirmed that the state will swiftly move to enact a law banning nearly all abortions starting from the moment of conception if the U.S. Supreme …

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Analysis: Politicians Split on Questions of Bodily Autonomy

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves and several other Mississippi politicians make clear that they don't think the government should mandate vaccination against COVID-19. They take a different stance on bodily autonomy …

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Mississippi’s Abortion Ban, Pink House Carries on in Interim

After hearing oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon cast preliminary votes that move the court closer in deciding the …

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Mississippi's Reeves Touts Anti-Abortion Law Before Hearing

Ahead of oral arguments Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended the state's 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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10 Years After Mississippians Rejected ‘Personhood,’ New ‘Life at ‘Conception’ Efforts Underway

A decade after Mississippi rejected the opportunity to adopt the most anti-abortion law in the nation, a national anti-abortion group is working with a top Republican U.S. senator to push …

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Organizers Plan for Post-Roe Mississippi With Self-Managed Abortion Education

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Mississippi’s challenge to Roe v. Wade for more than a month, but leading abortion-rights organizers say they are not holding out hope for …

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GOP Govs, Lawmakers Supporting Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law

A dozen Republican governors and more than 200 GOP members of Congress are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could …

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Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic at Center of U.S. Debate

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi is facing what could be its biggest challenge. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear arguments this fall over a Mississippi …

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Jackson Repeals Noise Rule on Only Mississippi Abortion Clinic

Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning protesters from approaching …

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Mississippi Bans Abortion Based on Race, Sex, Genetic Issues

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, adding new limits in a state that …

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big …