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Mississippi Asks Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asked the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, calling the ruling "egregiously wrong." "Under the Constitution, may a State prohibit elective abortions before viability? Yes. Why?  […]

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High Court to Hear Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health in the Fall of 2021. The case involves a 15-week abortion ban law passed by Mississippi in 2018. The Oklahoma legislature passed a similar law this year and it was signed into law by Governor Stitt. There are 1,200  […]

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Baby Killers Attack Texas Heartbeat Bill

Two months after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law banning abortion as early as six weeks, more than 20 abortion providers responded with a lawsuit against top Texas officials aimed at stopping one of the country's strictest abortion measures to date. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for  […]

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Supreme Court to Take Up Mississippi 15-Week Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court agreed to decide a major abortion case that could dramatically alter decades of rulings on abortion rights and eventually lead to dramatic restrictions on abortion access. It's been nearly 50 years since the court announced in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that women have  […]

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Aiming for a Challenge to Roe v. Wade?

In 2021, 44 states introduced more than 470 measures aimed at limiting abortion, an increase over previous years. The initiatives are multifaceted. One of the seven abortion bills recently passed by the Texas Senate bans abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. An Indiana law prohibits the  […]

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Judgette Blocks Ohio Burial Law

A judge temporarily blocked enforcement of an Ohio law that would require fetal remains from surgical abortions to be cremated or buried, agreeing that a lack of rules makes complying unworkable for clinics. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway's decision came a day before the law was  […]

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Ohio Sued Over Law Requiring Burial of Aborted Baby Remains

Abortion providers in Ohio sued to block a state law requiring that fetal remains from surgical abortions be cremated or buried, arguing a lack of rules makes complying "impossible." Clinics and their lawyers at ACLU of Ohio filed suit against the Ohio Department of Health and others in  […]

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Court Rules Abortion Pills Must Be Picked Up In-Person

Access to the abortion pill will require in-person pickup, despite the ongoing pandemic. The Supreme Court of the United States issued its first ruling on abortion since the arrival of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the bench. The ruling reinstates a stipulation from the Food and Drug Administration  […]

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Buffer Zones Too Complicated for Supreme Court?

The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case on protest-free buffer zones for abortion clinics. The case involved an ordinance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that prohibits protesters from demonstrating within 15 feet of abortion clinics. The plaintiffs were religious, pro-life, sidewalk counselors.  […]

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Planned Parenthood Tries to Expand in Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin was in federal court Monday challenging three state abortion restrictions that the organization believes unconstitutionally limits access to care. If successful, the lawsuit would broaden the ability to have an abortion in Wisconsin, particularly in rural areas of the  […]

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