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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

(REVISED 10.23.2019) This lawsuit challenged an Oklahoma law that would have required physicians providing medication abortions to use an obsolete protocol that does not meet the current standard of care and is less safe and more [...]

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Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, et al.

In 2013, Kansas passed a law containing more than a dozen harmful measures, including redefining what constituted a medical emergency in a way that would have required many pregnant women in life-threatening situations to wait [...]

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MKB Management, Inc. v. Burdick

(REVISED 6.2.2016) In 2013, North Dakota passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on pre-viability abortion that would prohibit abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.  Physicians violating the ban would face up to five [...]

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Edwards v. Beck

(REVISED 6.2.2016) In 2013, Arkansas passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on previability abortion. The law required that a doctor perform an ultrasound prior to terminating a pregnancy and attempt to detect a “heartbeat.” It then [...]

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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur, et al.

(REVISED 03.21.2019) This lawsuit successfully challenged a regulation that would have prevented most low-income women in Alaska seeking medically necessary abortion services from receiving Medicaid coverage.  In 2001, the Alaska Supreme Court held that withholding [...]

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Stuart et al. v. Camnitz

(REVISED 6.2.2016) North Carolina passed a law in 2011 that prohibits a woman from obtaining an abortion unless her physician, during the course of an ultrasound procedure and while the woman is on an examination [...]

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