Alabama | In the News

ACLU challenges new Ala. abortion restrictions
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama on Thursday challenged multiple state antiabortion-rights regulations in federal court, Reuters reports.

Fusion spotlights Ala. clinic owner who helps women access abortion care
June Ayers -- the owner of Reproductive Health Services, a clinic in Alabama -- helps women access abortion care in a state that imposes several antiabortion-rights regulations, Fusion reports.

Ala. clinic owner calls out state's 'relentless attack' on abortion rights
"Alabama politicians are at it again in their relentless attack on women's access to abortion," Dalton Johnson, the owner and operator of Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, writes in an Alabama Media Group opinion piece.

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"Alabama's frustrating half measure: Lawmakers to limit drug prosecutions during pregnancy" (Martin, ProPublica/, 5/8).

Ala. House approves TRAP bill
The Alabama House on Wednesday voted 73-19 to pass a bill (SB 205) that would prohibit the location and licensure of abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of certain public schools., the AP/Sacramento Bee 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.

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.

Planned Parenthood Southeast v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's executive decision to terminate Alabama's Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood Southeast.

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.

Alabama | More Information

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