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# abortion ban

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West Virginia governor signs abortion ban into law
The bill will go into effect immediately, except for the criminal penalties, which will go into effect in 90 days.
West Virginia legislators approve abortion ban with few exceptions
Rape and incest victims would be able to obtain abortions at up to eight weeks of pregnancy, but only if they report to law enforcement first.
Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US
Abortion providers have said they will stop performing the procedure as soon as the bill is signed.
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Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.
US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban
The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.
The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?
With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?
'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law
The legislation would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
99-year prison terms and no exceptions for rape victims as Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US
Performing an abortion could see doctors handed 99-year prison sentences.