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U.S. House Passes Bill Targeting Insurance Coverage of Abortion

After canceling plans at the last minute to vote on a federal 20-week abortion ban, House Republicans voted 242-179 on Thursday to pass a different anti-choice bill that would restrict access to abortion through the insurance market.

“It seems that the majority has an endless supply of bills attacking women’s health. Can’t pass this one? Grab another,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the House floor.

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On ‘Roe’ Anniversary, West Virginians Protest New 20-Week Ban Proposal

A group of nearly 100 West Virginians gathered at the state capitol on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade to protest a new bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

A group of nearly 100 West Virginians gathered at the state capitol on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade to protest a new bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

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House GOP Cancels 20-Week Abortion Ban Vote, Introduces Another Anti-Choice Bill

Concerned about a possible female GOP "revolt" over a 20-week abortion ban, Republicans will pinch-hit with another bill from their deep bench of anti-choice legislation—a bill to restrict federal funding for abortion coverage.

Concerned about a possible female GOP “revolt” over a 20-week abortion ban, Republicans will pinch-hit with another bill from their deep bench of anti-choice legislation—a bill to restrict federal funding for abortion coverage.

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Democrats Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act, a response to an unprecedented onslaught of state-level restrictions on abortion providers that has restricted women’s access to reproductive health care.

House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act, a response to an unprecedented onslaught of state-level restrictions on abortion providers that has restricted women’s access to reproductive health care.

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Tennessee Considers Half Measure in Expanding Medicaid

A plan to provide health care to low-income Tennesseans seems to be gathering support among state lawmakers, business leaders, and voters.

A plan to provide health care to low-income Tennesseans seems to be gathering support among state lawmakers, business leaders, and voters.

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Supreme Court Rules for Muslim Prisoner in Religious Liberties Case

The unanimous opinion ruled that an Arkansas prison policy banning facial hair violates prisoners' religious rights.

The unanimous opinion ruled that an Arkansas prison policy banning facial hair violates prisoners’ religious rights.

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All-Male Committee Defeats Virginia Contraceptive Access Bill

A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating more insurance plans cover them.

A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating insurance plans cover more of them.

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Pennsylvania Governor Appoints First Transgender Woman to Top Cabinet Position

If chosen to serve in the governor’s cabinet, Rachel Levine, who has worked in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health for three decades, would become the highest-ranked transgender woman ever in the Pennsylvania government.

If chosen to serve in the governor’s cabinet, Rachel Levine, who has worked in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health for three decades, would become the highest-ranked transgender woman ever in the Pennsylvania government.

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Will the Supreme Court Re-Visit Voting Rights Before the 2016 Elections?

A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.

A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.

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Virginia Lawmakers Roll Out Pro-Choice Legislative Agenda

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

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