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Wis., N.H. Advance Bills Limiting Abortion Coverage, Availability

Wisconsin's measure affects insurance coverage while New Hampshire's would require women to wait 24 hours for an abortion.

Reuters/Chicago Tribune: Wisconsin To Ban Some Abortion Coverage, Refocus Sex-Education
Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control (3/14).

The Associated Press/Boston Globe: N.H. House Passes 24-Hour Wait For Abortion
New Hampshire's House passed a trio of bills Wednesday limiting abortions, including one that would make pregnant women wait 24 hours and certify they had been given information on fetal development before getting an abortion. The House voted 189-151 on the 24-hour wait bill, which also requires that the women receive explicit information about the fetus and an opportunity to view a video on the issue (Love, 3/15).

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