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ABORTION-RIGHTS GROUPS CHALLENGE RESTRICTIONS

May 18, 2019

As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions passed in recent years. At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed over the last two years challenging what abortion-rights groups call TRAP laws, Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers. The first federal lawsuit to make it to trial is set to begin Monday in Richmond, Virginia.

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