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New York Times: Abortion Foes Advance Cause at State Level

“At least 11 states have passed laws this year regulating or restricting abortion, giving opponents of abortion what partisans on both sides of the issue say is an unusually high number of…

EVENT: Rock Out for Choice!!! May 20, 2010

The new social networking venture "A Band of Wives" present an eventing of singing, dancing, drinking (open bar) and eating (food by Insalata's) — all for a good cause!…

OK Lawsuit Gets Media Attention

Earlier this week the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a challenge against an Oklahoma law which prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she first has an ultrasound, is shown the ultrasound image, and listens to her doctor describe the image in detail…

Associated Press: Us Governor Vetoes 2 Abortion Bills

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed two abortion bills that he said are an unconstitutional attempt by the Legislature to insert government into the private lives and decisions of citizens…

Associated Press: Okla. lawmakers approve several abortion bills

"The Oklahoma Senate approved several bills Monday that opponents say would make it more difficult or uncomfortable for women to get abortions, including one that would require women seeking the procedures early in their pregnancies to undergo an invasive form…

The Center Responds to Nebraska’s Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws

With the passage of two extreme anti-abortion bills in Nebraska – one which would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy (LB 1103) and another which requires doctors to perform extensive screenings of women for any "risk factors" before…

Associated Press: Nebraska to limit abortions because of fetal pain

Nebraska lawmakers on Tuesday passed a groundbreaking bill banning abortions at 20 weeks based on assertions that fetuses feel pain then. Gov. Dave Heineman planned to sign it into law in the afternoon…

ABC News: A Strategy for the Next Supreme Court Abortion Battle?

“Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are carefully eyeing a Nebraska bill that's wending its way through the legislature this week. They wonder if a proposed ban might end up as the subject of the next Supreme Court abortion battle…

The Oklahoman: Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry signs 3 anti-abortion bills

“Gov. Brad Henry signed measures Monday to prevent women from getting abortions based on the gender of the fetus, require that only qualified physicians administer the RU-486 abortion pill and protect employees who refuse to participate in abortions.

The Journal Gazette: Physician ordinance adopted by county

"The Allen County commissioners approved an ordinance Friday touted to protect patient safety despite some concerns the county has no legal authority to pass such a law…