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Alabama | In the News

Featured Blogs
"Lawsuit Asks Oklahoma Supreme Court To Block Anti-Choice Omnibus Bill" (Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check, 9/25); "Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Laws: Where the War on Drugs Meets the War on Women" (Koster, Huffington Post blogs, 9/25).

Ark. Attorney General To Petition Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling on 12-Week Abortion Ban
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) on Wednesday said she will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that ruled part of a state law (Act 301) banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy unconstitutional, the Arkansas News Bureau reports.

Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit To Block Ala. Medicaid Cuts
Planned Parenthood Southeast in August filed a lawsuit in federal court to block Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's (R) decision to cut Medicaid funding for the organization, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

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.

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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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