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7.10.19

Women Tell Us Why They Had Abortions in the Second Trimester

"There are so many women who have wanted pregnancies — desperately wanted pregnancies, that have to make really hard decisions.”

7.3.19

Ohio's "Heartbeat" Law Just Got Blocked

The law would have banned abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women know they’re pregnant.

5.29.19

Louisiana Just Passed a Near-Total Abortion Ban. The Democrat Governor Plans to Sign It.

“As governor, I have been true to my word and my beliefs on this issue,” he wrote.

5.24.19

Missouri's Governor Just Signed Another Near-Total Abortion Ban into Law

Abortion will be outlawed after eight weeks of pregnancy in Missouri.

5.10.19

Abortion Bans Don’t Need to Go Into Effect to Cause Harm

Bans in Georgia and Ohio are unlikely to be enforced, but people are already confused about whether they can access abortion care there.

5.10.19

Imprisoning Women and Not Covering Birth Control Are Now on the Table in the Abortion Fight

Anti-abortion legislators are no longer just trying to chip away at Roe. They’re going after it with an ax.

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3.28.19

Republicans are latching onto "heartbeat" abortion bans to take down Roe v. Wade

But so far in 2019, at least 13 state legislatures have introduced bills to outlaw abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

12.27.18

It's not even 2019, and Republicans have written at least 17 abortion restrictions for next year

All 17 were proposed in states where Republicans will control both the state legislature and the governorship in 2019.

1.24.17

An Iowa Congressman Is Bringing a Six-Week Nationwide Abortion Ban to the House

Republican Steve King rallied around his so-called heartbeat bill on Tuesday, which could effectively ban abortion in the US.

12.13.16

Kasich Vetoed Ohio's 'Heartbeat' Bill but Still Made Abortion Illegal After 20 Weeks

The Ohio governor opted for the less restrictive of the two abortion measures on his desk Tuesday, rejecting the bill that would have outlawed abortion after roughly six weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

12.13.16

Praise Satan: Satanic Temple Will Protest Ohio's Six-Week Abortion Ban

"As the Ohio Bill is imposed for no medical purpose and presents no compelling state interest, it is simply a violation of our free exercise, we will fight back against it, and we will very likely prevail."