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Federal Appeals Panel Weighs Mississippi Abortion Law

Elsewhere, Google has agreed to remove advertisements for "crisis pregnancy centers," which opponents say discourage people from having abortions.

The New York Times: Echoes Of Past May Not Carry As Court Weighs 2nd Abortion Law
For the second time this year, a federal appeals panel here heard arguments about the constitutionality of a new state law governing abortion. But despite much in common between the two laws — one in Texas, and the other, the subject of Monday’s hearing, in Mississippi — their effects would differ substantially, raising the possibility that the same court weighing similar laws might arrive at different conclusions (Robertson, 4/28).

The Hill: Google Removes Advertisements For ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ 
Bowing to pressure from abortion-rights groups, Google is removing advertisements from its site for “crisis pregnancy centers” that discourage people from having abortions. NARAL Pro-Choice America had pushed for Google to take down the ads, arguing they violated the Web giant’s advertising policy (Hattem, 4/28).

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