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Alabama | In the News

Featured Blogs
"A Judge Just Handed Abortion Supporters a Huge Win in the Deep South," (Andrews, Mother Jones, 8/18); "GOP Lawmakers Cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid Funds, Despite Federal Warning," (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 8/17).

Judge Temporarily Blocks Ala. Admitting Privileges Law, Allowing Clinic To Reopen
A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary restraining order against an Alabama law (HB 57) that could have permanently shut down an abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Featured Blogs
"Is Defunding Planned Parenthood Against The Law? These States Better Watch Out," (Barbato, Bustle, 8/13); "Alabama, Jane Doe, and the Dangers of Fetus-First Laws," (Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check, 8/12).

HHS Warns Ala., La. Blocking Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood Could Violate Federal Law
The Obama administration has warned Alabama and Louisiana that recent efforts to block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funds could violate federal law, the Wall Street Journal reports.

States Increasingly Penalize Pregnant Women for Drug Misuse
Some states are working to penalize pregnant women who misuse drugs, countering advice from medical groups that recommend treatment instead, the Daily Beast reports.

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Alabama | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Alabama.

Reproductive Health Services v. Strange
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law that expands the state's judicial bypass provisions of the existing parental notification law.

Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law, which would take effect on July 1, 2013, that requires all physicians who perform abortions to have staff privileges at a local hospital.

Alabama | More Information

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