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Katha Pollitt on Abortion Rights, and Reality TV’s Right-Wing Radicalism

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katha Pollitt talks about her new book arguing for abortion rights. I have more on the Texas abortion law and a segment on radical right wingers on reality TV.

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‘Personhood’ Amendment Backers: Gardner ‘Was Firmly on Our Side’

Colorado Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has  dropped support of state “personhood” amendments because he didn’t know they would have banned some forms of birth control. But an anti-choice group now says Gardner was briefed on the amendments and understood them.

Colorado Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has dropped support of state “personhood” amendments because he didn’t know they would have banned some forms of birth control. But an anti-choice group now says Gardner was briefed on the amendments and understood them.

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Rogue Abortion Provider’s Medical License Revoked

Steven Brigham no longer has any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States.

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners found Wednesday that rogue abortion provider Dr. Steven C. Brigham had committed several counts of gross negligence, deception, and official misconduct. Brigham no longer has any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States.

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From Nicki Minaj to ‘House of Cards': How Is Abortion Portrayed in Pop Culture?

In this episode of Making Contact Radio, a weekly series concentrating on social justice issues, experts and advocates weigh in on pop culture representations of abortion and reproductive decision-making—and why these stories really matter.

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Proposal Would Allow Transgender New Yorkers to More Easily Change Birth Certificate

For transgender people in New York City, changing the gender on a city birth certificate could become much easier under a set of proposals that would move the definition of gender transition away from sexual anatomy and toward gender identity.

For transgender people in New York City, changing the gender on a city birth certificate could become much easier under a set of proposals that would move the definition of gender transition away from sexual anatomy and toward gender identity.

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Is Colorado’s ‘Personhood’ Amendment a Sweeping Approach to Ban Abortion?

A measure on the Colorado ballot has been compared to “fetal homicide” laws in dozens of states, but the measure is more far-reaching, and could subject pregnant women to prosecution for everything from choosing abortion to driving without wearing a seat belt.

A measure on the Colorado ballot has been compared to “fetal homicide” laws in dozens of states, but the measure is more far-reaching, and could subject pregnant women to prosecution for everything from choosing abortion to driving without wearing a seat belt.

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New Online Course Seeks to De-Stigmatize Abortion

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.

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Clinic Misled by Texas Health Department Provided Abortions Post-HB 2 Enforcement

A West Texas abortion provider could face disciplinary consequences for following the mistaken advice of the Texas Department of State Health Services, which wrongly informed Hilltop Women's Reproductive Clinic over the weekend that it was exempt from the state's omnibus anti-abortion law.

A West Texas abortion provider could face disciplinary consequences for following the mistaken advice of the Texas Department of State Health Services, which wrongly informed Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic over the weekend that it was exempt from the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Texas Abortion Providers Appeal to Supreme Court

Rachel Maddow talks with Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, about an emergency application her organization filed Monday asking the Supreme Court to block provisions of Texas’ omnibus abortion law that have closed all but eight clinics in the state. Check out all our coverage on Texas here. [via MSNBC]

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Texas Down to Eight Abortion Clinics, Values Voters Claim Oppression

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Sarah Roberts about the relationship of domestic violence and abortion. In another segment, I discuss how Texas lost all but eight abortion clinics after a Fifth Circuit ruling last week, but it’s the conservatives in D.C. who are claiming to be oppressed.

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