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New initiative petitions seek to add rape, incest exceptions to Missouri abortion law

BY: - August 31, 2023

This story first appeared in the Missouri Independent. Six new initiative petitions were filed with the Missouri secretary of state’s office Wednesday seeking to add exceptions to the state’s abortion ban for rape, incest, fatal fetal abnormalities and the health and safety of the mother. Three of the six initiative petitions would also legalize abortion in […]

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Lawsuit over Texas abortion ban could be a model in other states

BY: - August 1, 2023

Read more Stateline coverage on how states are either protecting or curbing access to abortions. AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit in Texas asserting that the state’s abortion ban imperils women by dissuading doctors from ending dangerous pregnancies could provide a template for similar challenges across the country. Texas is one of 14 states that banned abortion after […]