Oklahoma Legislature Passes Strictest Abortion Ban in the U.S.

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The Republican-led legislature in Oklahoma passed a bill on May 19 banning abortions from the moment of fertilization, with some exceptions, making it the strictest abortion ban in the United States. With a vote of 73 to 16, the state …

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U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Rights Bill Ahead of Roe v. Wade Decision

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The United States Senate on May 11 failed to advance a Democrat-led bill that would preserve access to legal abortion nationwide ahead of a Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. The Senate rejected the Women’s Health Protection Act in …

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Louisiana Republicans Advance Bill That Would Classify Abortion as Homicide

Republican lawmakers in Louisiana advanced a bill that would classify abortion as a homicide, allowing prosecutors to potentially charge individuals who end a pregnancy with murder. A state House of Representatives subcommittee passed the Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act …

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California to Propose Amendment to Protect Abortion Rights

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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the state will propose an amendment to “enshrine the right to choose” in the state’s constitution, following a leaked draft on a possible U.S. Supreme Court moves to remove abortion rights in …

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Report: Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion Suggests Majority Set to Overturn Roe v. Wade Decision

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A leaked United States Supreme Court draft opinion has suggested that the majority of the court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion, Politico reported. “Roe was egregiously wrong from …

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Texas Prosecutor Drops Murder Charge Against Woman for ‘Self-Induced Abortion’

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A district attorney in Texas announced on April 10  that he will drop the murder charge against a woman who was arrested for allegedly causing “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion.” Starr County District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez …

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Oklahoma Passes Almost Total Abortion Ban

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Republican House lawmakers in Oklahoma passed an almost total abortion ban in the state. The bill criminalizing any abortion except for medical emergency cases will be handed to Governor Kevin Stitt, who vowed to sign anti-abortion bills. Senate Bill 612 …

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Police Find Five Fetuses in Home of Anti-Abortion Activist in Washington, D.C.

Police found five fetuses at the home of an anti-abortion activist in Washington, D.C. after a raid on March 30. Police told WUSA9 that officers received a tip about “potential bio-hazard material” in the Capitol Hill residence where Lauren Handy, …

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Anti-Abortion, Anti-Transgender Bills

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on March 30 signed bills that ban abortions after 15 weeks, prohibit transgender girls from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identity, and restrict gender-affirming care for minors. Ducey, who is a Republican …

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Idaho Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Abortion After Six Weeks

The Idaho Legislature passed a bill on March 14 that would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and would allow potential family members to sue against an abortion provider. The state House approved Senate Bill 1309, dubbed the “Fetal …

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