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Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction

Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy.

Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy.

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Supreme Court Takes Action in Another Religious Objection to Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit

The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law.

The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Cases

The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional. Here's you're need to know about the cases before the Court.

The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional this week.

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Reproductive Rights Advocates to Roberts Court: Don’t Intervene in Mississippi Abortion Battle

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state's only abortion clinic.

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic.

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Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)  speaking at a markup session in April.

Workers’ rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month.

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Attacks on Reproductive Rights in Colorado, Tennessee

This week on Reality Cast, Corrine Rivera-Fowler of COLOR explains the fight over “personhood” in Colorado. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses allegations of sexism against Rand Paul and anti-abortion legislation in Tennessee.

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When Does an Error Become a Lie? The Case of the Missing Decimal Point

This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when an error becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury.

This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when an error becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury.

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Illinois May Require Anti-Choice Hospitals to Discuss Health-Care Options

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require religiously affiliated hospitals that refuse to offer certain services to provide patients with accurate information about those procedures and where they are available.

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require religiously affiliated hospitals that refuse to offer certain services to provide patients with accurate information about those procedures and where they are available.

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House GOP Poised to Revive 20-Week Abortion Ban

The new version of the ban is likely to include changes to its controversial rape exception, but pro-choice advocates say that's a red herring that ignores the reality of women's health needs.

The new version of the ban is likely to include changes to its controversial rape exception, but pro-choice advocates say that’s a red herring that ignores the reality of women’s health needs.

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White House Official: Pennsylvania Should Support Paid Sick Leave

Amid a political battle over a Philadelphia City Council ordinance guaranteeing paid sick leave to people who work, Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, threw support behind the city, calling an effort by state legislators to block the ordinance “dreadful.”

Amid a political battle over a Philadelphia City Council ordinance guaranteeing paid sick leave to people who work, Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, threw support behind the city, calling an effort by state legislators to block the ordinance “dreadful.”

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