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Arkansas

Proposed Arkansas bill would create abortion exceptions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) – A bill filed on Jan. 26 by Rep. Nicole Clowney would create an exception to Arkansas’ abortion ban when a fetus has abnormalities that it can’t survive after birth. The bill, HB1301, would amend Arkansas law to say, “A person shall not purposely perform or attempt to perform an abortion except […]

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Alabama

Virginia AG opposes prosecuting women seeking abortions | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Speaking at an annual anti-abortion rally and march in Richmond, Republican Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said Wednesday that he opposes the idea that women should be prosecuted for seeking abortions. “The pro-life message is one of compassion. And there have been some voices in this country saying we should prosecute […]

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Arkansas

U.S. public health emergency could increase abortion access in Arkansas

Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios The Biden administration is weighing a possible public health emergency declaration that would free up resources to help people access abortions, including in Arkansas, Axios’ Oriana Gonzalez writes. State of play: Abortion is illegal in Arkansas except in cases to save a pregnant person’s life, to treat ectopic pregnancies or to remove […]

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Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas’ seventh annual march for life

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — On Sunday afternoon hundreds of people marched in the 7th annual Northwest Arkansas March for Life in Rogers. For those in attendance of today’s march it was a day of celebration but for one organization Sunday’s march was an attack on basic human rights. “We are out here marching for the […]

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City Council

El Paso City Council to consider item to ‘deprioritize’ investigating abortion | #citycouncil

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso City Council will  consider an agenda  item at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31,  to “deprioritize” police investigations into pregnant women and medical providers who are suspected to have undergone or to have performed an abortion. The item was placed on the agenda by City Reps. Alexsandra Annello, […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Capitol diary: What we’re watching after week 3

Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios Arkansas’ new governor continued to issue executive orders as lawmakers worked through their third week of the 60-day general session. Catch up quick: As of Thursday, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced four orders for the week. Here are two of interest: An order repealed former Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s orders establishing the Infrastructure […]

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Alabama

Alabama Governor takes the oath of office, again | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has been sworn in for her second full term as governor. Ivey had been lieutenant governor, but automatically became governor in 2017 when then-Governor Robert Bentley abruptly resigned amid an impeachment probe. Ivey won the office in her own right in 2018 and again in 2022. In her last term, Ivey […]

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Alabama

It’s More Dangerous to Be Pregnant in Post-Roe America | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

I remember the first time I heard the maxim “abortion is health care.” I thought it was promising, in terms of messaging, but ultimately a bit hyperbolic. That was before last June, when the Trumpified Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision in which abortion was enshrined into law. The fallout from the right-wing […]

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Alabama

‘Here again’: Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe | #elections | #alabama

MADISON, Wis. — From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for the procedure. The reversal of Roe in June unleashed a flurry of […]

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Arkansas

2 States Introduce Radical Bills To Prosecute Pregnant People For Abortions

Republicans in Arkansas and Oklahoma introduced bills this week that would allow authorities to criminally prosecute pregnant people for seeking abortion care. The legislation offers a terrifying preview of what’s to come in a country that no longer has federal abortion protections. Oklahoma Senate Bill 287 and Arkansas House Bill 1174 were proposed with the […]

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