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"Despite dangerous pregnancy complications, abortions denied," by Laura Ungar and Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press, November 20, 2022
"Resistant Jurors Can Help Protect Abortion Rights (No Matter What the Law Says)," by J.D. Tuccille, Reason, November 16, 2022
"Several state ballot measures resulted in victories for abortion rights supporters," by Leila Fadel and Sarah McCammon, NPR, November 10, 2022
"Hospital Investigated for Allegedly Denying an Emergency Abortion After Patient’s Water Broke," by Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News, November 01, 2022
"Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023," by Bob Christie, Associated Press, October 28, 2022
"Trial begins in challenge to Georgia’s six-week abortion ban," by Megan Butler, Courthouse News Service, October 24, 2022
"Georgia Says A Fetus Is A Person. The Implications Are Terrifying.," by Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost, October 20, 2022
"How expanding web of license plate readers could be ‘weaponized’ against abortion," by Johana Bhuiyan, The Guardian, October 06, 2022
"Idaho's Supreme Court will hear challenges to restrictive abortion laws," by Julie Luchetta, NPR, October 06, 2022
"Arizona's reinstated ban on abortions leaves providers and patients confused," by Katie Davis-Young, NPR, October 05, 2022
"100 Days Since Roe V. Wade Was Overturned: The 11 Biggest Consequences," by Alison Durkee, Forbes, October 02, 2022
"Prosecuting pregnancy loss: Why advocates fear a post-Roe surge of charges," by Devin Dwyer and Patty See, ABC News, September 28, 2022
"Almost All Abortions Are Now Banned in Arizona," by Meg O'Connor, The Appeal, September 23, 2022
"The Prosecutors Refusing to Criminalize Abortion," by Sam McCann, Vera Institute of Justice, September 19, 2022
"Abortion access is about to become more restricted in Arizona, but by how much?," by Katherine Davis-Young, NPR, September 19, 2022