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Supreme Court: Kentucky abortion law requiring ultrasounds challenge rejected today by high court

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging a Kentucky abortion law from 2017 that requires people seeking the procedure to first undergo an ultrasound where a technician is required to provide a detailed description of what they see. The court rejected the case, without comment or...
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Planned Parenthood launches $1 million ad blitz in last ditch effort to overturn Title X “gag order” on abortion

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With time running out, Planned Parenthood plans to debut a $1 million advertising blitz on Sunday in hopes of regaining about $60 million in federal funding that the organization says it was forced to lose after the Trump administration’s so-called “gag order” on abortion referrals. The ads will run in...
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Proposed Ohio Abortion Ban, Including Suggestion Doctors Attempt to Re-Implant Ectopic Pregnancies, Draws Widespread Scrutiny

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click to enlarge Rep. Candice Keller, Ohio House of Representatives A bill proposing a total ban on abortions now before the Ohio House of Representatives has drawn media coverage from as far away as England over a provision that some say requires doctors to perform the impossible — or potentially...
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U.S. abortion rate: Number of abortions in U.S. hits historic low, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study today says

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All statistics measuring abortion in the U.S. — the rate, the ratio to live births, and the absolute number — reached a “historic low” in 2016, according to new data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, the most recent year available, the government agency...
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Supreme Court abortion: Louisiana abortion case, June Medical Services v Gee, to be heard March 4

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Louisiana could lose abortion access The Supreme Court just announced it would hear oral arguments for June Medical Services v. Gee, a critically important abortion access case out of Louisiana, on March 4, 2020, according to a schedule released by the court on Tuesday afternoon. The court will devote an...
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Ohio Senate Passes Bill Requiring Physicians to Tell Patients Chemical Abortions are Reversible

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click to enlarge State. Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering OHIO SENATE The Ohio Senate yestesrday approved a bill that would require physicians to tell patients that chemical abortions are potentially reversible. Some pro-choice groups and medical professionals have cried foul about the bill, however, saying it forces doctors to give patients...
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Kentucky and Virginia election results spell major win for Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion rights activists

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For Democrats, Tuesday’s election was considered a major win, ousting Republican Governor Matt Bevin with apparent winner Andy Beshear in Kentucky and capturing all three branches of government in Virginia. But Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion rights activists say the election results in Kentucky and Virginia signaled something even bigger:...
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Abortion laws in South Carolina: Governor Henry McMaster responds to court decision overturning his executive order on abortion

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There’s “no constitutional right” for a woman to have an abortion, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett during this week’s episode of “The Takeout” podcast. McMaster also responded to a recent federal court decision overruling his executive order that prevented Medicaid funds from...
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Alabama abortion law: Federal judge blocks near-total abortion ban from taking effect today

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Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked from implementation. The ban, dubbed the “Human Life Protection Act,” was set to take effect on November 15. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the ban on Tuesday morning, effectively halting the law from taking effect while the lawsuit...
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Alabama abortion ban: Federal judge blocks near-total abortion ban in Alabama from taking effect today while legal challenge continues

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Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked from implementation. The ban, dubbed the “Human Life Protection Act,” was set to take effect on November 15. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the ban on Tuesday morning, effectively halting the law from taking effect while the lawsuit...
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Gavin Newsom: California becomes first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products

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California is now the first state to prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur products under a bill signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Newsom also signed a new law prohibiting the trophy hunting of bobcats in the state and banning the use of certain wild animals in...
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Abortion law: California becomes first state to require access to abortion medication at public colleges

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California just became the first state in the U.S. to require public colleges to provide abortion medication to students on campus. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 — known as the “College student Right to Access Act” — into law Friday.  Under the new law, all 34 University of...
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Louisiana abortion law: Supreme Court to hear Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic

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October 4, 2019 / 9:56 AM / CBS/AP Abortion rates hit record low across U.S. The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket. The justices have agreed to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic. The justices won’t hear...
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Inside Missouri’s last abortion clinic

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One of the most difficult places to get an abortion is Missouri, a state home to just one abortion clinic and a bevy of restrictions for patients and their providers. CBS News was granted exclusive access to the lone clinic in St. Louis and spent weeks reporting on what it’s...
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Poll Finds Ohioans Oppose Abortion Bans, Support Background Checks

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The majority of Ohioans oppose the banning of abortion after a fetal heartbeat and approve of universal background checks for gun purchases, according to a poll released yesterday from Quinnipiac University. Poll results were broken down by religion, political identification, age, gender, education and race. However, the overall results reported...
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Federal Judge Blocks Implementation of Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill, Says It’s Unconstitutional

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click to enlarge Bill Sponsor State Rep. Christina Hagan, Ohio House of Representatives A federal judge has blocked the implementation of S.B. 32, otherwise known as Ohio’s heartbeat bill, saying that it violates a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. The ACLU and women’s health clinics throughout Ohio had sued...
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MetroHealth’s Boutros: Big Fancy Hospitals Don’t Matter

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In a speech Friday afternoon at the City Club of Cleveland, MetroHealth CEO called on city leaders and residents to hold one another accountable in improving what he called a “health outcomes crisis” in Northeast Ohio. He called on business leaders to pay their employees $15 per hour; invited churches...
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New Ohio House Bill Would Require Public Schools to Teach About ‘Humanity of the Unborn’

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click to enlarge Photo via Ohio House of Representatives State Rep. Niraj Antani A bill in the Ohio House of Representatives would require public school science and health teachers to teach students about pregnancy, fetal development and abortion. Some parts of House Bill 90, introduced by Republican State Rep. Niraj...

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