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Another GOP Governor Wants to End Planned Parenthood Funding

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he would cut off Medicaid funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood. The move would deprive Planned Parenthood of about $61,000.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he would cut off Medicaid funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood. The move would deprive the organization of about $61,000.

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North Carolina Republicans Demand Abortion Patients’ Ultrasounds

A North Carolina law requiring doctors who perform abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to submit ultrasounds to state officials went into effect January 1.

A North Carolina law requiring doctors who perform abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to submit ultrasounds to state officials went into effect January 1.

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Nebraska Juveniles Face Solitary Confinement for Having ‘Too Many Books’

Nebraska juveniles are routinely placed in isolation for days and weeks at a time, defying best practices developed by mental health experts, a report finds.

Nebraska juveniles are routinely placed in isolation for days and weeks at a time, defying best practices developed by mental health experts, a report finds.

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ACLU: Catholic Hospitals Illegally Denying Women Contraception

The lawsuit is the latest in a conflict over whether Catholic hospitals can prevent doctors from performing certain types of reproductive health services while receiving state and federal funding.

The lawsuit is the latest in a conflict over whether Catholic hospitals can prevent doctors from performing certain types of reproductive health services while receiving state and federal funding.

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Religious Universities Get Exemption to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students, Faculty

A group of senators pushed back last week, saying there should be a publicly searchable database of Title IX exemption requests and responses, making the process more transparent.

A group of senators pushed back last week, saying there should be a publicly searchable database of Title IX exemption requests and responses, making the process more transparent.

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Texas Health Officials End Funding for Planned Parenthood’s HIV Program

The decision cuts off nearly $600,000 in annual federal funding for HIV testing and counseling, condom distribution, and referrals for new patients.

The decision cuts off nearly $600,000 in annual federal funding for HIV testing and counseling, condom distribution, and referrals for new patients.

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The Students of Color on the Front Lines of Yale’s Fight Against Institutional Racism

“When we’re applying, Yale’s like, ‘Please come here, it’s so diverse, we do all of these things!’ But when we get here, it’s like, ‘OK. You’re on your own,’” Brea Baker, a Black senior and president of Yale’s NAACP chapter, told RH Reality Check in a phone interview. “The Yale that we’re being sold is not the Yale that we live on a daily basis.”

“When we’re applying, Yale’s like, ‘Please come here, it’s so diverse, we do all of these things!’ But when we get here, it’s like, ‘OK. You’re on your own,’” Brea Baker, a Black senior and president of Yale’s NAACP chapter, told RH Reality Check in a phone interview. “The Yale that we’re being sold is not the Yale that we live on a daily basis.”

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Flint, Michigan’s ‘Manmade Disaster’: Dangerous Lead Levels in Water Supply

Flint residents have for months implored city officials to act, complaining that the cloudy, foul-smelling water was causing a host of preventable problems, including skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, and chronic respiratory disorders.

Flint residents have for months implored city officials to act, complaining that the cloudy, foul-smelling water was causing a host of preventable problems, including skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, and chronic respiratory disorders.

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Three in Ten Stories on Sexual Assault Written by Women, Study Finds

The researchers suggested that the gender of the writer affected how the stories were reported and written.

The researchers suggested that the gender of the writer affected how the stories were reported and written.

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Court Rejects Challenge to Arizona GOP’s Race- and Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

The suit charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to increase the stigma surrounding abortion for Black and Asian-American women.

The suit charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to increase the stigma surrounding abortion for Black and Asian-American women.

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