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Doctors and Counselors Fight Kansas Law that Violates Teens' Rights to Confidential Health Care

Physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists and a sex ed teacher are asking a federal judge to prevent Kansas law enforcement officials from requiring health-care and counseling professionals to report teenagers under 16 to the authorities when there is evidence that they are engaging in…

Unconstitutional Ban on Safe Abortion Procedures Heads Towards President's Desk

In the coming days, President Bush is expected to sign into law the first federal abortion ban in United States history. In conference last night, the House and Senate conferees reached agreement on the abortion ban…

Indiana Supreme Court Expands Medicaid Funding for Abortion to Cases of Serious Risk to Women’s Health

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court, in a 3-2 vote, expanded the state's Medicaid coverage for a low-income woman's abortion to include cases when the pregnancy poses a serious and irreversible risk to her health…

North Dakota Supreme Court Throws out Abortion-Breast Cancer Lawsuit Against Clinic

Today, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that an anti-choice protestor had no right to use a false advertising law to harass the state's sole abortion clinic. The decision maintains a lower court ruling that recognized there is no established link between abortion and breast cancer…

As Congress Moves to Pass Dangerous Abortion Ban, Center Prepares Court Challenge to Protect Women's Health

"Congress is on the eve of passing an unconstitutional and dangerous abortion procedures ban that will put the health of American women at risk by prohibiting doctors from performing the safest abortion procedures…

Alabama Taxpayers Forced to Pay for State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion

Yesterday, a federal judge confirmed that the State of Alabama must pay for the production and distribution of materials that are mandated under the state's abortion waiting period law…

Abortion Providers Ask Appeals Court to Affirm Ruling Striking Down Florida’s Biased Counseling Law

On Wednesday, abortion providers will ask the Fourth District Court of Appeal to affirm a trial court ruling blocking enforcement of Florida's unconstitutional biased counseling law, which denies abortion providers the right to determine what information is appropriate for their patients…

Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin with the Mexican government…

Sex Discrimination Continues in Florida After Court Refuses to Overturn Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Continuing to put women's health at risk, Florida's Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion today refusing to overturn Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions