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Abortion Controversies Continue in Texas and North Dakota

GOVERNORS IN BRIEF: Abortion rights activists in TEXAS accused Gov. Rick Perry (R) of a conflict of interest last week after he signed HB 2, a sweeping measure that requires clinics that provide abortion services to upgrade their facilities to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers. Critics...

Red State-Blue State Divide on Abortion Widening

BIRD'S EYE VIEW: Public opinion toward abortion has remained fairly steady nationwide over the past 20 years, but attitudes on the issue have shifted considerably in some regions of the country, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. In the mid-1990s 55 percent of those living in the Midwest...

State Net Capitol Journal Politics & Leadership: Abortion Restrictions Retreat While Gay Marriage Advances

NM VOTERS REJECT RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BAN: Thirteen states have passed "fetal pain" laws banning abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy or earlier, spurred by the belief that 22 weeks is the point at which fetuses have developed the ability to feel pain. Last Tuesday, voters in Albuquerque, New...

This Is Real Law: The Power of Knowledge: Publishing Legal Information to Support Women’s Rights

In a recent article, The Huffington Post challenged its readers with a simple test. It consisted of viewing three videos on YouTube. “Watch these,” wrote Morra Aarons-Mele , founder of Women Online , “and consider how you feel about the state of women’s rights in our country.”...