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Judge Temporarily Blocks Alaska Law Restricting ‘Medically Necessary’ Abortions

The law narrows when Medicaid recipients are eligible for coverage of abortions.

The law narrows when Medicaid recipients are eligible for coverage of abortions.

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Massachusetts Senate Introduces Bill Responding to Supreme Court Buffer Zone Ruling

Clinic escorts outside a Planned Parenthood facility.

Called “An Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities,” the bill was proposed in response to a June Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to buffer zone advocates.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Review Decision Barring Anti-Choice License Plates

A federal appeals court ruled that North Carolina can't offer "Choose Life" license plates unless the state also makes pro-choice plates available. Conservative lawmakers in the state want the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.

A federal appeals court ruled that North Carolina can’t offer “Choose Life” license plates unless the state also makes pro-choice plates available. Conservative lawmakers in the state want the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.

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Kansas Man Charged With First-Degree Murder for Inducing Girlfriend’s Miscarriage

According to prosecutors, Scott Bollig laced his girlfriend's pancakes with mifepristone, causing her to miscarry.

According to prosecutors, Scott Bollig laced his girlfriend’s pancakes with mifepristone, causing her to miscarry.

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House Republicans Ready Lawsuit Against President Obama Over Affordable Care Act Delays

House Republicans announced late last week that they are moving forward with plans to sue the president over delays in implementing the provision of the law that requires some employers to offer health insurance or face penalties.

House Republicans announced late last week that they are moving forward with plans to sue the president over delays in implementing the provision of the law that requires some employers to offer health insurance or face penalties.

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First Woman Arrested Under Tennessee Pregnancy Criminalization Law, for a Drug Not Covered Under the Law

Mallory Loyola was arrested Tuesday under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes mothers whose babies are exposed to certain illegal drugs in utero.

The law specifically criminalizes “the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if [a woman's] child is born addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug.” But Mallory Loyola was arrested Tuesday for exposing her child to amphetamine, which is not a narcotic.

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Senators Introduce Significant Boost to Child Care Tax Credit

The Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act would increase the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit by nearly three times the current maximum benefit, and would close a loophole that leaves many low-income families ineligible.

The Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act, introduced by Sens. Patty Murray, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jeanne Shaheen, and Barbara Boxer, would increase the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit by nearly three times the current maximum benefit, and would close a loophole that leaves many low-income families ineligible.

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Roberts Court Takes Up Issue of Accommodating Pregnant Workers

The Roberts Court is poised to clarify what employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers on the job. This could be terrible news.

The Roberts Court is poised to clarify what employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers on the job. This could be terrible news.

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Georgia Law Banning Insurance Coverage of Abortion Takes Effect

A new Georgia law that bans insurance coverage of abortion for both state employees and anyone buying coverage via the state exchange that was established as part of the Affordable Care Act took effect last week.

A new Georgia law that bans insurance coverage of abortion for both state employees and anyone buying coverage via the state exchange that was established as part of the Affordable Care Act took effect last week.

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Supreme Court Calls Into Question Nonprofit Accommodation to Birth Control Benefit

Late Thursday, while most of the country was busy prepping for the Fourth of July holiday, the Supreme Court granted Wheaton College's request for an injunction from the birth control benefit

A ruling late Thursday shows that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case was as much a political decision as a legal one.

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