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Six States Advanced Dangerous Anti-Abortion Laws in One Week

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Mar 15, 2019 9:07 AM 3+ day ago

Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies!

One week after an Alabama judge accepted a lawsuit that regarded an aborted fetus as a person, several states this week either advanced or passed dangerous anti-abortion laws.

In Ohio, the state Senate passed SB 23 to ban abortions at or after the moment a fetal heartbeat develops, sending the bill back to the state House, with Gov. Mike DeWine already confirming he would sign the bill into law. Ohio was joined by Kentucky, which also passed a fetal heartbeat ban on Thursday, in addition to another discriminatory, racist bill that purports to prohibit abortion on the basis of the fetus' race or sex.

In Arkansas and Utah, legislatures of both states almost simultaneously passed bills that would ban abortions at or after 18 weeks, which is substantially prior to the typical point ...

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