Just kidding! But given the continued attacks on abortion access, it wouldn’t be so surprising if they tried something that extreme. Even though women carefully consider their options before they make an appointment to obtain abortion care, some politicians think they know better and have passed medically unnecessary, government-enforced “time outs” for women seeking abortion…

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Today, staff members from the National Abortion Federation held a private viewing of the documentary The Coat Hanger Project, which chronicles the development of the reproductive justice movement in the United States. Filmmaker Angie Young got the inspiration for the film (and began shooting footage) while working on a campaign to overturn a 2006 South…

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On Tuesday, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill into law that would impose the nation’s longest waiting period on women seeking abortion care, and force women in South Dakota to visit an anti-abortion pregnancy center before obtaining care. Requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before she can obtain an abortion is burdensome…

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This week, the South Dakota House of Representatives is considering a bill that could make it legal to murder abortion providers. Some states—including South Dakota—consider homicide justifiable when it is an act of self-defense or in defense of another person. But HB 1171 would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include homicide that is…

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Today, The Washington Post profiled abortion provider and NAF Board Member Dr. Carol Ball. Dr. Ball is one of four physicians who travel from out of state to provide abortions in South Dakota, which has not had an in-state provider of elective abortions since 1994. South Dakota has seen some of the fiercest challenges to…

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NAF member Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, ND has filed a lawsuit to block part of a new state law that requires providers to offer all patients the option to view an ultrasound image 24 hours prior to obtaining abortion care. While a woman should have the option to view such an image, legislation…

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Lawmakers in multiple states continue to propose legislation attempting to restrict abortion access. Earlier this week in South Carolina, a bill requiring that all women wait 24 hours after an ultrasound is provided to receive abortion care was approved by a House committee and sent to the full House of Representatives. Current law already requires…

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A temporary injunction, issued October 29, has prevented Oklahoma ultrasound legislation from taking effect this month. In April, the Oklahoma legislature passed the country’s most restrictive ultrasound law, which requires women to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care and listen to an explanation from the medical professional performing the ultrasound while…

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