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Georgia recognizes embryos as dependents, for a $3,000 state income tax deduction

Sep 27, 2022
Critics say the new deduction opens the door to state scrutiny of a woman's health status.
Under Georgia state law, embryos can be claimed as a dependents on state income taxes as soon as ultrasounds detect cardiac activity.
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Obstetricians weigh their legal risks under Tennessee's new abortion ban

Aug 29, 2022
The new laws punish those who perform abortions, now criminalized as a felony that comes with a fine.
Dr. Kimberly Looney previously served as chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. She’s now moved into private practice and expects she will receive more scrutiny because of her experience providing abortions.
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Local abortion funds are seeing higher demand post-Roe v. Wade

Aug 23, 2022
Some funds are seeing a rise in their budgets, but there's also been a sharp rise in demand for services.
As more states move to restrict or ban abortion, local organizations like the Wild West Access Fund are seeing more requests for help.
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With limited access to abortion comes limited access to medical training to perform abortions

Jul 25, 2022
Med students and residents worry about getting routine access to instruction.
Nearly 40% of residency programs do not offer routine access to abortion training, according to one estimate.
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Abortion providers in states with bans ask: What now?

Jul 6, 2022
Some providers plan to go to a state friendlier to abortion care, while others intend to stay put. Either way, providing care is now more complicated.
In states where abortion access has been banned or severely restricted, legal ambiguity makes providing care more difficult.
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How tribal lands became abortion-care deserts, and why they won't fill new gaps in access

Jun 30, 2022
Those suggesting that reservations could serve as havens for abortion care are missing crucial context, experts say.
Abortion access is already limited on tribal lands by the Hyde Amendment. Above, an exam room in an Illinois abortion clinic on June 27.
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Crisis pregnancy centers are key to many anti-abortion groups' strategy. But what are they?

Jun 30, 2022
The nonprofit centers' goal is to convince pregnant people not to have an abortion. Tax dollars pay for some resources they offer, and that might not change post-Roe.
With the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, eyes have turned to how anti-abortion groups could change.
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In states that ban abortions, providers are now turning into travel agents for people to leave

Jun 30, 2022
Costs can include gas for car travel or airfare, accommodation, child care for people who have other children and time off from work.
A Planned Parenthood center in Missouri in 2019. In states where abortions are banned or restricted, some clinics are reorienting efforts to connecting patients with abortion funds or out-of-state clinics.
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More health care workers will be able to provide abortions under a new Maryland law

Jun 29, 2022
Maryland is one of 19 states expanding access to abortion by widening the circle of providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
In addition to allowing qualified health care workers to perform abortions, Maryland's new law also provides $3.5 million a year to train abortion providers.
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State abortion bans will push people "deeper into poverty," professor says

And for teens, says Lina-Maria Murillo, "you're essentially cutting them off from making major decisions about the future."
"In a country that has fought vehemently against universal health care, our maternal mortality rates are some of the worst in the industrialized world. Forcing birth is only going to make that worse," says Lina-Maria Murillo of the University of Iowa.
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