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Florida legislator files ‘fetal pain’ bill

By | 12.05.11 | 10:38 am

Florida Rep. Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville, has introduced a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks.

Cain signs Susan B. Anthony anti-abortion pledge

By | 11.22.11 | 4:32 pm

Presidential candidate Herman Cain became one of the last GOP presidential candidates to sign an anti-abortion pledge created by the Susan B. Anthony List. Mitt Romney is now the only candidate who has not signed the promise.

New ‘fetal pain’-debunking study released

By | 09.16.11 | 11:12 am

A new Current Biology study finds a fetus does not feel pain until 35 to 37 weeks of gestation — yet another piece of evidence that debunks the science behind a set of laws that have made their way through state legislatures that limit access to abortions when the age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.

Planned Parenthood volunteers in Columbus, Ohio (Pic by ProgressOhio)

Judge grants Planned Parenthood injunction against Indiana defunding law

By | 06.27.11 | 2:23 pm

After having to temporarily close its doors to thousands of patients, Planned Parenthood of Indiana can now reopen to Medicaid beneficiaries. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood this past week over Indiana’s new law aimed at defunding the chain of women’s clinics. However, “unintended consequences” from the law have already put women’s health at risk in the state.

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Indiana faces legal action over ‘fetal pain’ bill that requires doctors to tell women life begins at fertilization

By | 06.08.11 | 4:00 pm

It has been a big year for Indiana’s war against abortion. One of the state’s legally contentious laws that will soon take effect has gotten little attention so far. The law requires doctors administering an abortion to tell women that life begins at fertilization and that a fetus can feel pain at or before 20 weeks gestation.

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