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North Carolina GOP Takes Two-Pronged Approach to Restricting Abortion Rights

State lawmakers have in the past week introduced bills that would extend the state's mandatory waiting period before an abortion and require physicians to give detailed reports on later abortions to the state.

State lawmakers have in the past week introduced bills that would extend the state’s mandatory waiting period before an abortion and require physicians to give detailed reports on later abortions to the state.

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Seattle Wage Increase Takes Effect as Proponent Faces Electoral Challenge

Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.

Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.

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New York Legislators Move to Strengthen Abortion Rights

New York state lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to codify a person’s right to abortion, moving state law in line with the federal standard outlined in Roe v. Wade.

New York state lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to codify a person’s right to abortion, moving state law in line with the federal standard outlined in Roe v. Wade.

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Landmark Labor Case Against McDonald’s Moves Forward

Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald's should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.

Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald’s should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.

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Arizona State Senator: Church Attendance Should Be Law

Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) got a little off-topic during a committee debate on gun legislation Tuesday,  telling appropriations committee members that she believes Sunday church attendance should be required by law for every American.

Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) got a little off-topic during a committee debate on gun legislation Tuesday, telling appropriations committee members that she believes Sunday church attendance should be required by law for every American.

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North Carolina Legislators Consider ‘Fetal Harm’ Bill Criminalizing Pregnancy

North Carolina legislators are moving forward with a proposal to allow charges be brought against pregnant people who engage in behavior deemed risky for the fetus.

North Carolina legislators are moving forward with a proposal to allow charges be brought against pregnant people who engage in behavior deemed risky for the fetus.

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Ohio House Approves Abortion Bill Deemed Extreme by Some Anti-Choice Activists

The Ohio house on Thursday passed a bill to ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many people know they are pregnant. A similar six-week ban approved in North Dakota several years ago was found to be unconstitutional.

The Ohio house on Thursday passed a bill to ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many people know they are pregnant. A similar six-week ban approved in North Dakota several years ago was found to be unconstitutional.

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Scott Walker Continues Campaign Against Obamacare, Despite Facts

Walker wrote in an email to supporters on Monday that the United States should move forward with “bold conservative reforms to improve health care,” in place of the Affordable Care Act.

The ACA, despite concerted efforts by congressional Republicans and GOP-controlled state legislatures to undermine the law, has added 16.4 million people to health insurance rolls since October 2013.

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Illinois Bill Would Subject Abortion Clinics to Medically Unnecessary Restrictions

Illinois lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would increase inspections of abortion clinics and subject them to new architectural rules that could threaten to close many of the state's clinics.

Illinois lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would increase inspections of abortion clinics and subject them to new architectural rules that could threaten to close many of the state’s clinics.

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Michigan Senate Approves Bill to Fund Crisis Pregnancy Centers

SB 84 would create a state-run program in which the money raised from the sale of license plates reading “Choose Life” would be allocated to nonprofit organizations that promote alternatives to abortion.

SB 84 would create a state-run program in which the money raised from the sale of license plates reading “Choose Life” would be allocated to nonprofit organizations that promote alternatives to abortion.

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