Oklahoma State Government
8:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Fallin signs abortion hospice care bill

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Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill this week requiring caregivers to notify women of the availability of perinatal hospice services for fetuses diagnosed with conditions incompatible with sustaining life after birth.  The perinatal hospice services provide support from the time of diagnosis through the infant’s birth and death according to a report from KGOU.

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Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

New Texas abortion law spurs nonprofit development and court appeal

Lenzi Sheible founded Fund Texas Women, a non-profit organization that pays for women's travel costs associated with obtaining an abortion.
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Last year, Texas lawmakers passed House Bill 2, which made abortion rules even more stringent.  The procedure was banned after 20 weeks of gestation and physicians performing abortions were required to have hospital admitting privilege within 30 miles of an abortion facility.  Those changes reduced access to abortions across the state according to The Texas Tribune.

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State and Federal Government
8:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Abortion: From the High Plains to the Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court
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Abortions were unregulated during the 1800s, and by the end of the 19th century, abortion was criminalized.  

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