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Maryland lawmakers support making abortion constitutional right in state

After the House of Delegates approved the bill last week to create a referendum on enshrining a right to abortion in the state constitution, the Senate passed its companion bill Tuesday, reports The Baltimore Sun. The Maryland House voted Friday to enshrine the right to abortion in the state Constitution, one of several steps lawmakers are taking this legislative session ...

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Updated: Supreme Court candidate Kelly accuses Protasiewicz of slander and lies, Protasiewicz campaign says ‘Kelly’s entire record is a sham’

Dan Kelly speaking at Milwaukee Press Club event Tuesday

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidate Dan Kelly accused the news media of inconsistencies and his opponent, Janet Protasiewicz of lying and slander at Press Club event Tuesday. Protasiewicz's campaign responded in a statement saying that Kelly is an "extreme, right-wing politician who is desperate to hide his record of corruption on the bench." At Tuesday's event, Kelly punted abortion questions deferring to legislature who on Wednesday proposed exceptions to Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban in the case of rape or incest.

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Women sue Texas over abortion ban, say it risked their lives

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five women who said they were denied abortions even when pregnancy endangered their lives are suing Texas over its abortion ban, the latest legal fight against state restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. The lawsuit filed Monday in state court said the Texas law, one of the strictest in the country, is creating confusion ...

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Work for anti-abortion group issue in Wisconsin court race

The Republican-backed candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court provided legal advice to one of the state's leading anti-abortion groups, work that Wisconsin Right to Life and Dan Kelly have not detailed but that is being used against Kelly by his liberal opponent.

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‘Here again’: Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe

Wisconsin Abortion

From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for the procedure.

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Abortion ban likely headed to state Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court primary

Wisconsin Republicans who control the Legislature are divided over whether to push for rape and incest abortion exceptions in the face of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' pledge to veto any bill that keeps the state's 173-year-old ban in place.

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Dismissal motion could delay abortion challenge for months

Josh Kaul

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday that he wants his lawsuit challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban to move quickly through the courts, but it could be months before anything happens after defense attorneys signaled they would try to dismiss it next year.

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Doctor: AG shouldn’t get abortion patient records

Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana's attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints.

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