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9th Circuit rules abortion funding changes can proceed

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/12/19, 11:06 am

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld its June 20 decision allowing the Trump administration to enforce new rules blocking Title X family planning funds from going to abortion facilities. The 7-4 vote rejected an emergency stay request from Planned Parenthood, 20 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and other pro-abortion groups. The appeals court said it would move quickly to review the case against the new regulations, but Thursday’s ruling allows the funding change take effect in the meantime.

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Physicians against life

Abortion | Prominent doctors group sues to block pro-life laws
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/08/19, 05:08 pm

The American Medical Association (AMA) wants to stop two North Dakota laws designed to ensure women receive accurate information about abortion.

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Judge blocks Ohio heartbeat bill

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/04/19, 10:20 am

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Ohio law protecting unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett ruled that abortion facilities would succeed in their lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional. “The law is well-settled that women possess a fundamental constitutional right of access to abortions,” he wrote.

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