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Planned Parenthood seeks repeal of abortion laws in Pa.

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 30, 2016 6:29 PM
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Abortion rights activists Morgan Hopkins of Boston, left, and Alison Turkos of New York City, rejoice in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, as news is announced that the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2.

(New York) -- Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in Pennsylvania and seven other states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas.

The repeal campaign, announced Thursday, will initially target laws in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as measures in Texas that were not directly addressed by the Supreme Court ruling.

Laws in other states may be targeted later.

"We will fight back state by state and law by law until every person has access to safe, legal abortion," said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. "No matter how long it takes, these laws will fall."

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