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Roundup: Members of Arizona’s Women’s Health Commission Resign

Two members of Arizona Commission on Women’s Health resign; what do anti-choicers really believe about contraception?; federally-funded ad campaign to promote adoption of black children.

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House Health Care Reform Bill Mandates LGBT Data Collection

In a major breakthrough for LGBT Americans, the tri-committee health care reform bill released yesterday by the House mandates collection of health care data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Anti-Choice Amendments Fail in Senate HELP Committee

Today, the Senate HELP Committee defeated a handful of anti-choice
amendments to the Affordable Health Choices Act, its version of
health care reform legislation.

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Senate Takes First Step Toward Banning Global Gag Rule

A Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday passed an amendment that, if passed in the final foreign aid appropriations legislation, will ban future imposition of the global gag rule.

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Supreme Court Reverses Ricci Decision; Finds White Firefighters Unfairly Denied Promotion

The Supreme Court has reversed the Second Circuit ruling in Ricci vs. DeStefano, the case in which white firefighters have argued that they had been discriminated against when a promotional exam on which no African-American firefighters scored highly enough to be promoted was discarded.

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Supreme Court Rules Strip Search of Female High School Student Illegal

File this under “Phew”: the Supreme Court ruled today that the strip search of an Arizona high school student was unconstitutional.

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Virginia Abortion Restriction

A Virginia law that makes doctors criminally liable for performing the “most common” form of second trimester abortion was upheld by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced today.

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Inclusive ENDA Introduced; “We Are Beyond” Removing Gender Identity Protections, Says Frank

An inclusive ENDA banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in workplaces has been re-introduced in Congress.

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New Tapes Reveal, Nixon: Anti-Choice, With a Disturbing Exception

Just-released tapes from President Nixon’s time in the White House reveal that he feared legal abortion would lead to “permissiveness” but that he felt that it was justified in some cases — in the case of rape, but also when you have “a black and a white,” the New York Times reports.

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VIDEO: PBS Examines “Abortion Providers Under Siege”

PBS has produced an exceptional segment about violence and harassment targeting abortion providers, asking whether Dr. George Tiller’s killing was an act of domestic terrorism and what the effect of decades of violence has on women’s access to the procedure.

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