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The good news for parents to be in Michigan: Republican state lawmakers want to give a tax credit for fetuses beginning at 12 weeks' gestation. The bad news: Last year, the state eliminated tax cuts for children who were already born.

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It's been a big week for all things prenatal in the Virginia Legislature. Earlier we saw the resolution of the controversy over a bill that would have required women in the Old Dominion to undergo invasive ultrasound procedures before having abortions, and Thursday, the state Senate made another big decision about reproductive law, at least for the time being.

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This week, Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to call for "a constitutional amendment to clearly establish that human beings -- only human beings -- are entitled to constitutional rights," Move To Amend LA founder Mary Beth Fielder announced.

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