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NEWS: HHS weighs abortion access actions, including possible health emergency declaration

"The Biden administration is weighing additional actions to help people access abortions, which may include a public health emergency declaration."

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NEWS: Lawsuit challenges state bans on abortion pills

"A company that makes an abortion pill filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning challenging the constitutionality of a state ban on the medication, one in what is expected to be a wave of cases arguing that the federal Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the pill takes precedence over such restrictive state laws. "

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NEWS: As Roe marks 50th anniversary, advocates push farther

"Each year since 1973, abortion rights activists have gathered on Jan. 22 for “Roe v. Wade Day” to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that granted a constitutional right to abortion. But now, 50 years after the decision, Roe v. Wade Day will be different: Sunday will also mark the first anniversary of Roe since the ruling was overturned."

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NEWS: House Republicans approve antiabortion bills after daunting midterm

"House Republicans addressed abortion Wednesday for the first time in their new role controlling the chamber, passing two pieces of legislation with their razor-thin majority. The votes come after the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court last summer, which factored heavily into voter behavior in the November midterms, particularly in states where abortion issues were on the ballot."

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NEWS: Department of Veterans Affairs sued over decision to offer abortions to veterans

"A nurse at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility in Texas sued the department Tuesday over its decision to offer abortions services in certain cases and abortion counseling to veterans, claiming the new rules violate her religious beliefs. "

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NEWS: Independent abortion clinics are 'disappearing from communities' after the end of Roe V. Wade

"Twice as many independent abortion clinics have closed so far in 2022 compared to the year before as facilities shutteredin the wake of the Supreme Court's decision this year to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to an association for independent abortion care providers."

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NEWS: The fight over medication abortion is just getting started

"The fight over medication abortion bills is heating up, as conservatives turn their focus to medication abortion."

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NEWS: Midterms Bring Major Constitutional Wins for Abortion Rights

The first major election of the post-Roe era yielded new protections for abortion rights, as voters in three states approved measures to add constitutional protections guaranteeing access to the procedure…California, Michigan and Vermont backed ballot measures that effectively make it impossible for state lawmakers to enact bans.

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NEWS: Abortion bans affect Latinas the most

Latinas are the largest group of women of color affected by current and future state abortion bans and restrictions: More than 4 in 10 Latinas of reproductive age live in the nearly two dozen states where officials are working to make abortion inaccessible. A new analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, first shared with NBC News, found that close to 6.5 million Latinas (42% of all Latinas ages 15-49) live in 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade this summer.

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NEWS: Taxpayer money for poor families is funding anti-abortion movement instead

A few blocks from the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, America’s battle over abortion is playing out under one roof. On one side of a squat single-story office building, a Planned Parenthood clinic offers reproductive health care and refers patients for abortions. Next door is a branch of Pregnancy Decision Health Center, a crisis pregnancy center that offers counseling and support for pregnant women – but also works to dissuade them from terminating their pregnancies and has been accused of promoting misinformation about abortion.

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