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12/2/2013 - Federal Court Blocks Indiana TRAP Law
Last Tuesday, a federal court blocked a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law that could have shut down the only healthcare facility in Indiana providing RU-486, or mifepristone, the medication abortion drug....

11/5/2013 - Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Application with US Supreme Court
Texas abortion providers filed an emergency application with the U.S....

11/4/2013 - Supreme Court Dismisses Major Medication Abortion Case
Without much explanation, the US Supreme Court took a major abortion case off of its docket today, providing relief for abortion rights supporters concerned about how the conservative court may have decided the case....

12/5/2012 - OK State Court Rejects Anti-Abortion Laws
The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected two anti-abortions laws in near unanimous decisions yesterday....

12/4/2012 - Federal Court Rejects Planned Parenthood RU-486 Appeal
On Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by Planned Parenthood to reconsider Ohio restrictions of RU-486 that had been decided by a partial court in October....

10/3/2012 - OH Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions
On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio upheld a 2004 Ohio law that restricts the use of the drug RU-486, also known as mifepristone or the "abortion pill"....

1/26/2012 - IN Senate Committee Votes to Restrict Medical Abortion Pill
Yesterday, the Indiana Senate health committee voted 5 to 4 to further restrict women's access to RU-486, or the abortion pill....

7/8/2011 - Judge Puts New Arizona Abortion Pill Restrictions on Hold
Planned Parenthood of Arizona has won a temporary victory over new state laws restricting access to mifepristone, also known as RU-486 or the "abortion pill." The two statutes would have taken effect on July 20, requiring the pill to be administered by a doctor rather than a nurse practitioner. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama put enforcement of the laws on hold pending an August 22 hearing on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood, which argues that the laws deny mifepristone users equal protection and violate privacy rights explicitly granted by the Arizona constitution. "This is about women accessing basic health care that has been provided safely for over a decade by nurse practitioners and physicians assistants with no evidence, no medical evidence, that that situation needs to change," said Bryan Howard, president of Planned Parenthood of Arizona....

5/25/2011 - Bill Banning Telemedicine Passes Iowa Senate
In Nebraska, state Senators voted 38-9 yesterday on a bill banning the use of telemedicine to provide women with abortion services....

5/17/2011 - Kansas Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Bill
Yesterday Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed SB 36, a bill requiring that abortion clinics in Kansas be inspected two times per year, one of which must be unannounced....

4/4/2011 - AZ Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Bill
On Saturday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed a bill, sponsored by Representative Kimberly Yee (R-Phoenix) and Senator Nancy Barto (R), requiring that doctors offer every woman considering an abortion an ultrasound and the option to hear the fetal heartbeat, if detected....

1/14/2011 - Planned Parenthood's Use of Telemedicine Permitted
Medical regulators for the state of Iowa announced yesterday that they will not punish a Planned Parenthood doctor for prescribing mifepristone, also known as RU-486 or the abortion pill, remotely through telemedicine....

9/27/2010 - Mifepristone Telemedicine Programs Gain Success at Drug's 10th Anniversary in US
Tomorrow is the ten-year anniversary of the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of mifepristone, also known as RU-486 or the "abortion pill." Marketed as Mifeprex in the United States, the pill, which is used to terminate a pregnancy in its early stages, has garnered new attention as abortion providers across the country consider establishing telemedicine programs similar to the one pioneered by Iowa Planned Parenthood....

9/27/2010 - TX Restricts Informed Consent Laws for Abortion Clinics
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled on Friday that Texas abortion facilities may no longer use prerecorded phone messages to inform women about the risks of abortion prior to the procedure, a practice that formerly complied with state law....

6/11/2010 - Iowa Planned Parenthood Makes Mifepristone More Accessible
Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa have introduced a program that enables mifepristone, also known as RU-486 or the "abortion pill," to be administered to patients while videoconferencing with their doctors, reports the New York Times....

5/26/2010 - Oklahoma Legislature Overrides Abortion Reporting Bill Veto
The Oklahoma state legislature overrode Governor Brad Henry's (D) veto of a bill that will require doctors to report detailed information about patients seeking abortions to the government yesterday....

5/25/2010 - Oklahoma House Overrides Veto on Abortion Reporting Bill
The Oklahoma state House voted 84 to 13 yesterday to override Governor Brad Henry's (D) veto of a bill that would require doctors to report detailed information about patients seeking abortions to the government....

5/12/2010 - Oklahoma Legislature Passes Anti-Choice Law Requiring Publication of Patient Information
The Oklahoma state Senate voted 32 to 11 today in favor of legislation that would require doctors to report detailed information about patients seeking abortions to the government....

5/4/2010 - New Oklahoma Ultrasound Law Blocked
Oklahoma state Attorney General agreed yesterday to a state judge's order to temporarily block enforcement of a new anti-choice state law for 45 days....

4/28/2010 - Lawsuit Filed to Block Enforcement of New Oklahoma Ultrasound Law
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a lawsuit yesterday to stop the enforcement of a new Oklahoma state law that extends existing ultrasound requirements for women seeking an abortion....

4/27/2010 - Oklahoma State Legislature Votes to Override Abortion Bill Vetoes
The Oklahoma state Senate voted to override the vetoes of two anti-choice bills vetoed Friday by Governor Brad Henry....

4/21/2010 - Oklahoma Senate Passes Five New Anti-Choice Bills
The Oklahoma Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed five new abortion restriction bills Monday....

4/6/2010 - OK Governor Approves Three Anti-Choice Bills
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (R) signed three anti-choice bills into law yesterday....

3/31/2010 - Oklahoma Legislature Passes Anti-Choice Bills
The Oklahoma state House approved three anti-choice bills Monday....

8/3/2009 - Medical Abortion Pill Mifepristone Approved in Italy
The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) has approved mifepristone, also known as RU-486, for use through the seventh week of pregnancy....