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North Dakota Anti-Choice Lawmakers Urge Appeal Ruling to Block Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Ban

Even though a federal court declared the law a "blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women," anti-choice lawmakers want the state to spend even more money defending it.

Even though a federal court declared the law a “blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women,” anti-choice lawmakers want the state to spend even more money defending it.

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Obama Judicial Nominee’s Record on Civil Rights Worse Than Originally Disclosed

New information released by NARAL Pro-Choice America and disclosed by Judge Michael Boggs himself details a career of opposition to civil and reproductive rights.

New information released by NARAL Pro-Choice America and disclosed by Judge Michael Boggs himself details a career of opposition to civil and reproductive rights. Boggs was nominated by President Obama to be a federal district judge in Georgia.

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Minnesota Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Medicaid Abortion Coverage

Conservative legal advocates argue that the state is wrongfully paying for abortions for low-income women in Minnesota, but the courts disagree.

Conservative legal advocates argue that the state is wrongfully paying for abortions for low-income women in Minnesota, but the courts disagree.

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The Roberts Court Embraces Legislative Prayer

The deeply divided court held even prayers that seem to favor one faith can be constitutional.

The deeply divided court held that even prayers that seem to favor one faith over others can be constitutional.

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Legal Wrap: Conservative Judges Setting the Boundaries in Fight for Abortion Rights

From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-abortion judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.

From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-choice judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.

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Lawsuit Challenging Nebraska Ban on Gay Foster Parents Can Proceed

Photo from the 43rd Pride Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 30, 2013 in New York City.

The ruling sets the stage for a later trial challenging the constitutionality of one of three remaining bans in the nation on gay foster parents.

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Montana Supreme Court Orders New Sentence for Teacher Given 30-Day Sentence in Rape Case

The court unanimously ruled the one-month sentence given to a former Billings Senior High teacher who raped a former student was too short and ordered the case assigned to a new judge for re-sentencing.

On Thursday, the Montana Supreme Court unanimously ruled the one-month sentence given to a former Billings Senior High teacher who raped a former student was too short and ordered the case assigned to a new judge for re-sentencing. The unanimous ruling also reassigned the case to a new judge for sentencing.

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Alabama Supreme Court Justices Make Case for Prosecuting Abortions

The justices of the Alabama Supreme Court

In a decision interpreting the state’s chemical endangerment statute, two justices of the Alabama Supreme Court argued for jailing women who terminate pregnancies.

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Planned Parenthood Files Appeal Against Ruling in Case Challenging Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The ruling limits what evidence the reproductive health-care provider could present in its lawsuit challenging the state's telemedicine abortion ban.

The ruling limits what evidence the reproductive health-care provider could present in its lawsuit challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban.

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Fifth Circuit Hears Arguments in Mississippi Admitting Privileges Case

If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi's hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.

If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi’s hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.

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