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Federal appeals court rejects Louisiana's request to stop challenge to abortion regulations
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday rejected a request from the state of Louisiana to dismiss a lawsuit challenging several abortion regulations. The ruling came in a response to an abortion clinic and two doctors seeking a fed (More)
Federal appeals court upholds Pittsburgh abortion clinic 'buffer zones'
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court on Friday unanimously ruled that a Pittsburgh ordinance that creates a 15-foot "buffer zone" outside of any hospital entrance where demonstrations may not take place is constitutional. The case w (More)
Federal appeals court blocks Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on Friday, blocking an Ohio law that bans abortions after an indication that the unborn child has Down syndrome. Ohio law HB 214 prohibits any person from performing an (More)
UN rights expert releases new report on abuses against women in reproductive healthcare
The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women on Thursday released a new report regarding mistreatment and violence against women in reproductive health services with a focus on childbirth and obstetric violence. Like the #MeToo movement, th (More)
Supreme Court to take up Louisiana abortion case
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Friday in several cases for the upcoming term, including a challenge to a controversial Louisiana abortion law. In the consolidated cases of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee and Gee v. June Medical Services (More)
Northern Ireland court: abortion law violates European Convention on Human Rights
The High Court in Belfast held Thursday that Northern Ireland's abortion laws violate European Convention on Human Rights Article 8, which protects the right to respect for private and family life. The High Court's decision follows a UK Supreme Co (More)
Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia's fetal heartbeat abortion ban
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday that temporarily prevents the state from enforcing a fetal heartbeat abortion ban that was signed into law earlier this year. This preli (More)
Federal judge strikes down two Virginia abortion laws, upholds two others
A federal judge on Monday struck down two Virginia laws that restrict access to abortion, ruling that they unconstitutionally burden women seeking abortions. He upheld two other challenged abortion laws, as well as the remainder of the bill containin (More)
Abortions rates declining across US: report
The rate of abortion in the US has dropped significantly since the procedure's legalization in 1973, according to a report released Wednesday. The Guttmacher Institute, the research group responsible for the study, found that the bulk of the decli (More)
California senate passes bill requiring state universities to offer abortion pills
California's Senate passed a bill on Friday that would require state university to offer abortion medication to students starting in 2023. California Governor Gavin Newsom is currently reviewing the bill as it awaits his signature before becoming law (More)
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