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Recent Headlines

Miss. Gov. Bryant Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday signed into law legislation (HB 1400) that bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Reuters reports.

Okla. Gov. Fallin Signs Medication Abortion Restrictions
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill (HB 2684) that will restrict the use of medication abortion drugs in the state, the AP/New York Times reports.

Fla. Bill Making Fetal Harm a Crime Heads To Gov.
The Florida Senate on Wednesday approved legislation (HB 59) that would make it a crime to injure or kill a fetus at any stage of development, the Bradenton Herald reports.

La. House Advances Pre-Abortion Information Bill
The Louisiana House on Monday passed a bill (HB 1262) that would require abortion providers to give women seeking abortions written materials on supposed negative psychological effects of abortion, as well as information on human trafficking and coercion, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Lawsuit Over Antiabortion-Rights Campaign Ad Reaches Supreme Court
A case being heard before the Supreme Court Tuesday morning will decide whether an antiabortion-rights group has legal standing to challenge an Ohio law prohibiting false statements in political ads, Politico reports.

Editorial: Fla. Lawmakers Should Stop Targeting Abortion Rights
"It seems every year the Florida Legislature wants to interfere with and test the legality of the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, impacting a woman's legal right to choose to have an abortion," and "[t]his year is no different," a Fort Myers News-Press editorial states.