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The Guardian: Controversial Texas anti-abortion law blocked by federal judge

A federal judge has blocked part of the extremely restrictive Texas anti-abortion law that attracted national attention after state senator Wendy Davis held an 11-hour filibuster to block it in June…

The Hill: Far from home, Peace Corps volunteers deserve equal reproductive health care coverage

"Buried within the labyrinth that is the Congressional appropriations process lies a federal policy that has been discriminating against, harming, and disrespecting women serving in the Peace Corps for decades. …

New York Times: After filibuster, a star rises in Texas

"She comes from a key district in North Texas, has a slow twang, battle scars and ferocity of spirit, and after one drama-filled day in the bitter abortion fight in the Texas Legislature, Wendy Davis has become a national political star and charismatic new face of women’s rights. …

The Supreme Court's Next Big Abortion Decision

“Roe v. Wade, watch out. The Supreme Court will venture into the abortion debate later this year when it considers the constitutionality of an Oklahoma law restricting the use of oral medications for abortions…

Texas Tribune: Groups weigh legal challenge to abortion bill

"As an omnibus bill restricting abortion access in Texas makes its way to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk, opponents of the measure are already weighing the possibility of suing the state to stop implementation of the regulations, which lawmakers approved last week. …

Al Jazeera: Chile's Total Ban on Abortion

On Al Jazeera’s The Stream, the Center’s Legal Advisor for Latin American and the Caribbean, Alejandra Cárdenas, discusses the dire consequences of Chile’s absolute ban on abortion in the case of an 11-year-old girl known publicly as Belen…

Washington Post: The 10 most important legal fights on abortion in the US

"As court fights have become increasingly critical in shaping the nation’s abortion laws , here’s a look at 10 of the most important cases pending right now in state and federal court. …

MSNBC: The Trap of TRAP Laws

Jordan Goldberg, the Center’s state advocacy counsel, appeared on MSNBC this week to talk about how the true goal of back-door restrictions on abortion in states like Texas and North Carolina is to force abortion clinics to close, cutting off access to constitutionally-protected reproductive…

Reuters: North Dakota clinic is on front lines of abortion-rights battle

"The North Dakota laws are part of an unprecedented wave of abortion restrictions passed in Republican-controlled states since the party made big gains in the 2010 elections. …

The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda

"The treatment of a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador who was repeatedly denied potentially life-saving medical care due to the country's absolute abortion ban has caused worldwide outrage. …