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Anti-Abortion ‘TRAP' Law Part of Nationwide Trend

The governor signed the first major piece of anti-abortion legislation into law this year—a measure designed to close the state's only abortion clinic.

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Report: U.S. Abortion Rate at Lowest Since 1973

The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to the latest national survey ...

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Governor Signs Anti-Abortion ‘TRAP' Bill

A bill intended to close the state's only abortion clinic is now law and is set to go into effect in July.

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Report: Abortion is Safe But Barriers Reduce Quality of Care

Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a broad examination of the nation's abortion ...

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Dozens of States Make it Hard to Get Abortions

It's legal to get an abortion in America, but in many places it is hard and getting harder.

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Debate Rages Over Causes of Abortion Declines

Abortion numbers could be down for multiple reasons, including higher distribution of contraceptives and the lowering of teen-pregnancy rates in states like in Colorado.


State Victories Create Dilemma for Abortion Foes

Opponents who have chipped away at abortion with state-level restrictions are facing a dilemma in some of the places where they have been most successful: Do they continue with that ...

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Abortion Down in U.S., Mississippi, But Why?

The abortion rate in Mississippi and across the U.S. is down, a new AP report released today shows. The question of why, however, is subject to wide and fierce debate.


Supreme Court To Hear Texas Abortion Case, No Separate Action on Mississippi Appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.


Abortion-Breast Cancer Link?

Since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in 1975, many states with strong abortion opposition have implemented laws that make the procedure a bit more difficult to endure than in ...

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Several States Seek to Block 2nd Trimester Abortion Method

Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a ...

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Trump to Deny Funds to Clinics that Refer for Abortion

The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers.

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5th Circuit Could Soon Ban Abortion in State

Any day now the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could decide the constitutionality of a law that would close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, effectively banning abortion in ...

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Abortion Coverage for Congress Under Health Law?

An attempt to fix a problem with the new health care law has created a situation in which members of Congress and their staffers could gain access to abortion coverage, ...


High Court Could Soon Take Up New Abortion Case

The Supreme Court on Monday declined for now to jump back into the long-running legal fight over abortion, but a flood of new state restrictions has increased the chances that ...

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State: Lawyers Sure Abortion Licensing Laws Constitutional

After court victories against abortion laws in Texas and Louisiana, a reproductive rights group filed a federal challenge on Tuesday of a Louisiana licensing law it blames for more than ...


Appeals Court OKs Tossing Strict North Dakota Abortion Law

A federal appeals court affirmed a ruling Wednesday that struck down one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country: a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a ...

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‘They Do Not Speak for Me'

When she was 18 years old, Ashley Sigrest was raped and got an abortion. Now a mother of three, Sigrest volunteers with Personhood Mississippi and hopes to outlaw abortion in ...

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Clinic Widens Challenge of Mississippi Abortion Restrictions

Mississippi's only abortion clinic is expanding its challenge of a state law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.

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While States Introduce More Abortion Legislation, GOP Scraps National Bill When GOP Women Revolt

Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in several state legislatures that would further curtail women's access to the procedure.