June 13, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday signed into law two bills dealing with abortion. HB 388 requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Opponents claim that this law will force three of the state's five abortion clinics to close. HB 305 bars ...[read more]
May 30, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law on Wednesday that requires abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30-mile radius present when an abortion is performed. The bill also requires the Oklahoma Board of Health to establish facility ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Max Slater
The Louisiana State Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. If the bill becomes law, it will likely shut down three of the state's five abortion clinics. Proponents of the bill argue that admitting ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Center for Reproductive Rights announced Wednesday that it will file a new lawsuit against Texas House Bill 2, which requires physicians performing "surgical abortions" to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and also required certain compliance protocols relating to the ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Judge Myron Thompson of the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama announced on Monday that he would hold a trial on Alabama's new law requiring abortion clinic to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals. The Women's Health and Safety Act, which was signed into law last ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Kansas legislature can withhold federal funding for two Planned Parenthood clinics. In the original lawsuit, Planned Parenthood challenged a state law that stripped Planned Parenthood of funding under Title X because the ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for unannounced inspections of licensed abortion clinics. The Republican-backed measure, which passed in the House 34-22, would delete a provision in a state law that mandates that an administrative warrant be ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In McCullen v. Coakley, the court is considering a Massachusetts law that establishes "buffer zones" for abortion clinics. The buffer zone creates a protected area outside of the abortion clinic where people are not allowed to ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments Monday regarding the constitutionality of Texas' new abortion law, the provisions of which would lead to the closing of many of the state's abortion clinics. Pro-choice groups contend that the district court correctly ruled that the ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a temporary injunction on Tuesday against an Indiana law regulating abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," must meet the same regulatory requirements as ...[read more]

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