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Alabama | In the News

Ala. Inmate Files Lawsuit Seeking Abortion
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a lawsuit against Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton (R) on behalf of an Alabama jail inmate seeking an abortion, the TimesDaily reports.

Featured Blogs
"Oregon's Over-the-Counter Birth Control Legislation Is Missing One Critical Component," (Yurcaba, Bustle, 7/19); "Feminists Fought Back Against Anti-Abortion Extremists in Alabama Last Week," ("Feminist Wire," Ms. Magazine, 7/20); "The 4 Best States For Reproductive Rights Are Where We Should All Move, Stat," (Holter, Bustle, 7/20).

ACLU Files Suit Against Ala. Admitting Privileges Law To Protect Sole Tuscaloosa Clinic
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama on Friday filed a federal suit against a state antiabortion-rights law (HB 57) to prevent the sole clinic in Tuscaloosa from closing, WSFA 12 News reports.

Featured Blog
"Advocates Fight To Keep Tuscaloosa Abortion Clinic Open" (Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check, 7/13).

ACLU Honors Ala. Abortion Clinic Owners
The American Civil Liberties Union has recognized three Alabama abortion clinic owners for working to keep their clinics open despite increasing abortion restrictions in the state, the Huntsville Times 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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