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A Gosnell Amendment? Jennifer Rubin Plays Doctor and Legislator—and Fails

A flurry of legal activity over state level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin used the Gosnell trial to suggest several ways to further diminish access to safe, legal abortion care in the United States through what she calls a “Gosnell amendment.” She has no idea what she is talking about.

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Administration Again Fails on Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the state's age and proof-of-identification requirements violate the state's constitution.

The Obama administration’s newest plan to make emergency contraception over-the-counter to some groups and not others only creates more confusion and a new set of barriers to access. I guess this administration would rather play Russian Roulette with teen pregnancy than make it easier to prevent.

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Human Rights Bodies Call on El Salvador to Provide Life-Saving Abortion

International human rights bodies are urging the government of El Salvador to act to save Beatriz. Please add your voice.

International human rights bodies are urging the government of El Salvador to act to save Beatriz. Please add your voice.

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Women’s Rights Groups Demand Immediate Action for El Salvadoran Woman in Need of Life-Saving Abortion

A market street in Caluco, El Salvador.

Women’s rights groups are demanding that doctors in El Salvador immediately perform an abortion to save the life of Beatriz, a 22-year old woman and mother of an infant.

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‘Women for Ken?’ A Long List of Anti-Choicers Who Don’t Trust Women

Like Akin before him, Cuccinelli also is backed by a group of intensely ideological women, each of whose roots in the anti-choice movement run very, very deep.

American Bridge has released a detailed list of the women who are a part of Women for Ken, the group of intensely ideological, anti-choice women who support Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

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Adele Stan Joins RH Reality Check as Senior Washington Correspondent

Adele Stan

RH Reality Check is delighted to announce that on May 1, 2013, Adele Stan will join our team as our senior Washington correspondent.

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Inquest Confirms Savita Halappanavar’s Life Was Subordinated to Non-Viable Fetus

Savita Halappanavar

This is the inevitable outcome of abortion bans. Women die.

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Court Orders FDA to Make Emergency Contraception Available Over-the-Counter for All Ages

“Today science has finally prevailed over politics,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of CRR, which brought this and other lawsuits.

In a long-awaited decision released early this morning, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter to women of all ages, marking a major win for public health and women’s rights.

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Kansas Inmate Claims Anti-Choicer Asked Him to Firebomb the Home of Dr. Means

Papers filed in court by the U.S. Department of Justice reveal that a Kansas county jail inmate has asserted that Angel Dillard, a known anti-choice domestic terrorist, asked him last year to firebomb the home of Dr. Mila Means.

Papers filed in court by the U.S. Department of Justice reveal that a Kansas county jail inmate has asserted that Angel Dillard, a known anti-choice domestic terrorist, asked him last year to firebomb the home of Dr. Mila Means.

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Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Hobby Lobby Case, In What Some See as ‘Ominous’ Development

hobby lobby storefront

In an unusual move, the full United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has agreed to hear an appeal of an earlier ruling in the lawsuit brought by Hobby Lobby against the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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