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Tulsa World: Oklahoma governor signs anti-abortion bills

“Gov. Brad Henry has signed three anti-abortion bills, his office said Monday.

‘We are glad that these measures have finally become law,' Tony Lauinger, chairman of Oklahomans For Life, said of the measures. 'They will help to protect unborn children, pregnant women and health care professionals here in Oklahoma.'…

Associated Press: Conflict between two Neb. abortion bills?

Abortion-rights advocates see hypocrisy where foes see a fair and logical distinction between two landmark bills likely to get final approval in the Nebraska Legislature within the next two weeks…

Reuters: Abortion doctor killer faces sentencing amid debate

"The sentencing on Thursday of an anti-abortion activist who gunned down a Kansas doctor comes amid a bitter U.S. debate over abortion that nearly derailed landmark healthcare reform legislation last month and is expected to remain a factor in U.S. midterm elections…

Associated Press: Pain, not viability, would restrict Neb. abortions

"Tough, proposed abortion restrictions aimed at ridding Nebraska of one of the country's few late-term abortion providers by limiting the procedure based on whether a fetus might feel pain, rather than on the ability to survive outside the womb are on a path to…

CBSnews.com: Where the U.S. Went Wrong on Abortion

Now that "baby killer" is the new "you lie!", close observers of Congress could be forgiven for thinking that watching CSPAN coverage of the healthcare reform debate could actually diminish understanding of important public issues. Washington has gone toxic…

Jurist: Oklahoma Supreme Court rightly rejected law undermining reproductive rights

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently struck down an omnibus statute, S.B. 1878, that imposed a host of contradictory restrictions on the provisions of reproductive health care in the State. The law included a provision that would have prohibited a woman from having an abortion unless she first had an ultrasound and listened to her doctor describe the image in detail…

The Hill's Congress Blog: Healthcare reform extremists take a page from an ugly anti-choice playbook

A lot has happened since the House passed and the President signed long-awaited landmark health care reform legislation.  While many are celebrating (the Vice President with his …

RH Reality Check: Let Down Again: Obama’s FDA Inexplicably Fails to Advance New Emergency Contraception Rules

The first year of the Obama presidency is increasingly feeling like one of those maddening romantic relationships for many pro-choice supporters -- brimming with promise in the beginning, but during the actual courtship, rife with disappointments…

Center’s Bunnies Video Gets Attention in the Blogosphere

The Center’s latest video calling on the FDA to act on emergency contraception has received ample coverage in the blogosphere including mentions in the following outlets: …

CNN: Abortion Law Spotlights Horrors

Confusion over Kenya's current abortion law forces some women to the back streets. CNN's David McKenzie reports…