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Clovis School District: Sex Education that Gets an “F”

California state law mandates that sexual health education in public schools be comprehensive, medically accurate, science-based, and bias-free. So why are Clovis Unified High Schools teaching teens from a book that makes no mention of condoms, even in chapters about HIV/AIDS and on preventing STDs and unintended pregnancy?

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One Down and 23 to Go: Judge Tosses Baseless Challenge to Birth Control Coverage

Real religious freedom gives everyone the right to make personal decisions – including whether and when to use birth control – based on our own beliefs. It doesn’t give one group the right to impose its beliefs on others by denying employees access to critical health services.

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We Have the Right to a Government that Neither Promotes nor Disparages Religion

The bishops are correct: religious freedom is one of our most treasured liberties. But we have the right to a government that neither promotes nor disparages religion generally, nor any particular faith. 

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New Ad Campaign Features Three-Star General and Veterans Against a Military Ban on Abortion Coverage

Dottie Guy, Kayla Williams and Shannon Clark, three female veterans who have recently returned from war zones.

The ACLU, in conjunction with a group of retired military leaders and veterans, launched a new ad campaign today targeting the Department of Defense’s ban on servicewomen using their insurance to pay for abortion services if they become pregnant as the result of rape or incest.

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Twelve More Lawsuits, Still No Case

This week, 12 new lawsuits were filed challenging the contraceptive coverage rule, doubling those already in play. The lawsuits have made a splash by virtue of their number, but when you take a moment to actually look at them, there’s nothing to see. The rule is constitutional, it violates no federal law, and it’s incredibly important for women.

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Bubba and His Poor, Pitiful Women: Anti-Choice Politician Admits He Doesn’t Care if Women Die

A Mississippi politican would rather let women die than have access to abortions in his state.

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Kansas to Pregnant Women: “A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won’t Hurt You”

Buried in a sweeping anti-abortion bill is a provision that would immunize a doctor who discovers that a baby will be born with a devastating condition and deliberately withholds that information from his patient. That’s right.

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Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, “If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I’d F*ck a Senator”)

I am so excited I am beside myself. I am giddy because I can see that change is a coming.

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Modified Birth Control Rule Should End Controversy (But It Probably Won’t)

The administration’s accommodation should lay to rest arguments that religious liberty is under attack in this country. But it probably won’t.

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Pain and Shame: What Real Life Looks Like in a Religiously-Affiliated Non-Profit Without the Birth Control Mandate

An employee at a religiously-affiliated nonprofit writes about the challenges of getting her workplace to cover contraception to treat conditions like polycystic fibrosis and dysmenorrhea.

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