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New First Amendment battles are heating up around abortion clinics as anti-choice protesters look for more ways to gain access to patients and staff.
This year, abiding lawmakers, with the help of anti-choice activists, glommed onto discredited research to push policies that impede reproductive health-care access.
"Over the years we have seen abortion bans, but not ones that specifically equate abortion with homicide," Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute said in an email to Rewire.