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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Unconstitutional Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Unconstitutional Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks, prohibiting safe and legal abortion without regard for the health of the woman. This ban not only violates longstanding Supreme Court precedent established in Roe v. Wade, and reaffirmed just last year in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, but it contains only the narrowest exceptions for survivors of rape or incest and prohibits doctors from providing care at the risk of federal criminal penalties (including five years in prison).


By CRR, USA.


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Center for Reproductive Rights Warns Graham-Cassidy Imperils Women’s Health Care

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Center for Reproductive Rights Warns Graham-Cassidy Imperils Women’s Health Care

Today the Senate Finance Committee held the first and only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would deal a particularly devastating blow to women’s health care. Overnight, Senate Republicans introduced an updated version of the bill that includes a new provision to allow plans not to cover contraception, doubling down on changes that would rob millions of Americans of their health care and imperil women’s access to affordable care.


By CRR, USA.


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Germany: Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law on Social Networks undermines free expression

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Germany: Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law on Social Networks undermines free expression

In August 2017, ARTICLE 19 analysed the Act to Improve Enforcement of The Law on Social Networks (the Act), which the Federal Council (Upper Chamber) of the German Parliament approved on 7 July 2017, and is expected to be published in the Gazette shortly. The Act will enter into force on 1 October 2017. ARTICLE 19 analysed the earlier draft of the Act.


By Article 19, UK.


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