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Thousands of women on Saturday took to the streets of the Brazilian city of São Paulo in sweeping opposition to a legislative bill currently under consideration in the country’s Congress intended to criminalize abortions further. Proposed by conservative lawmakers, the bill—if passed—would equate termination after the 22-week mark of pregnancy with homicide, and establish sentences [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down a bid by pro-life advocates to restrict the availability of abortion drug Mifepristone. Reproductive rights laws have shifted wildly in the two years since the US Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that held abortion was a constitutionally enshrined right. In [...]

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The Texas Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to the state’s abortion laws Friday. The issue at hand was whether Texas’s civil abortion law prohibiting abortion unless a woman is facing a life threatening condition violated the state constitution. The case, which is known as Zurawski v. Texas, was brought by 22 patients and physicians, [...]

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JP Leskovich is a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and JURIST’s News Managing Editor. He filed this dispatch from Phoenix. This is the second in a series of dispatches he’s filing as an embedded reporter for JURIST at the Model Constitutional Convention sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Design at [...]

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Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry on Friday signed a bill that reclassifies two abortion-inducing drugs as Schedule IV controlled substances. The governor’s approval of Senate Bill 276 makes Louisiana the first state in the US to classify the two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, as controlled substances. The bill provides for the general penalty for possession of Mifepristone [...]

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Morocco’s criminalization of abortion and its failure to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services is violating women’s and girls’ human rights, according to a report published Tuesday by Amnesty International. The report concluded that the criminalization of abortion in Morocco has a “devastating” impact on women and girls, who must often resort to [...]

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