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The continuing legal controversy over reproductive rights has embroiled the US legal system for decades. Since the US Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, regulating abortion services has been a major target of legislation in Congress and in every state legislature. Despite numerous Supreme Court decisions and countless pieces of state and federal legislation, the controversy surrounding abortion and the appropriate level of constitutional protection for this reproductive service has never subsided. Since the decision in Roe, a woman's right to choose an abortion has remained among the rights protected by the US Constitution, a holding that has been affirmed numerous times by the Supreme Court. However, a wide array of regulations and restrictions intended by state and federal legislators to curtail the availability and accessibility of abortion services have been passed through the US, many of which have been upheld by the Supreme Court and federal courts

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Timeline

6/30/2013: Federal judge refused to block Kansas abortion law

6/28/2013: Obama administration issued final rules on contraceptive coverage

6/27/2013: Tenth Circuit ruled for Hobby Lobby in health care challenge

6/27/2013: Supreme Court issued final orders of term

6/25/2013: Rights group challenged North Dakota abortion laws

6/24/2013: Supreme Court announced that it would rule on abortion clinic "buffer zone" law

6/20/2013: Planned Parenthood sued over Kansas abortion law

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