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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Abortion Rights in Exclusive MSNBC Interview

Rachel Maddow shares an interview in which Justice Ginsburg talks with MSNBC’s Irin Carmon about gender equality and reproductive rights, among other things. On the topic of reproductive rights, Ginsburg said that abortion restrictions only make abortion care inaccessible to poor women. “We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country.” You can watch the full interview here.

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Texas Coalition to Hit Back Against Anti-Choice Policies

Dinorah Martinez speaks at a Thursday press conference announcing a new, multi-year public policy campaign called "Trust. Respect. Access."

Democratic Texas lawmakers who have proposed a handful of new reproductive rights bills said Thursday that they know they have an uphill legislative battle, but that they refused to back down while anti-choice Republicans push for more restrictions on abortion care, sex education and reproductive health access.

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20-Week Abortion Ban Moves Through South Carolina House

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A bill banning abortions after 20 weeks passed the South Carolina House of Representatives Wednesday in an 80-27 vote.

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Planned Parenthood Fights to Provide Abortion Care at New Louisiana Clinic

Since 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the direction of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, has required all new facilities seeking to offer abortions to first get approval from the state.

Since 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the direction of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, has required all new facilities seeking to offer abortions to first get approval from the state.

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How Lawmakers Restrict Access to Abortion in the United States

Since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in the United States, lawmakers have fought relentlessly to reverse that Supreme Court ruling. Here are just five of the obstacles women and teens face when trying to access reproductive health care in their state.

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20-Week Abortion Ban Passes West Virginia House

The GOP-controlled West Virginia house today voted 87 to 12 to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, with no exception for rape or incest.

The GOP-controlled West Virginia house today voted 87 to 12 to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, with no exception for rape or incest.

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Arizona Lawmakers Seek Ban on Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care

While the media was focused on Super Bowl XLIX at Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium, just a few miles away at the state capitol, Republican lawmakers quietly introduced a bill to restrict reproductive rights.

While the media was focused on Super Bowl XLIX at Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium, just a few miles away at the state capitol, Republican lawmakers quietly introduced a bill to restrict reproductive rights.

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Poll: Despite Stricter Abortion Laws, Republicans Aren’t Satisfied

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with "the nation's policies regarding the abortion issue," but the real battle is in the states.

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” but the real battle is in the states.

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‘Personhood,’ Parental Notification Bills Introduced in Washington State

Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”

Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”

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Advocates for Abortion Rights Share Stories That Have Touched Them

Members of the National Network of Abortion Funds share the stories that have stayed with them, both the challenging stories and the ones that “bring us joy as women are empowered to make the choices that are best for themselves and their family.”

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