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Missouri Republicans Introduce Dozens of Anti-Choice Bills While Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

The Missouri Capitol building in St. Louis

No state has seen as many anti-choice bills introduced this year as Missouri, where Republican lawmakers are simultaneously resisting an expansion of Medicaid that could improve health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of residents.

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Wisconsin Asks Roberts Court to Review Admitting Privileges Law

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

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How a Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Bill Became Anti-Worker and Anti-Survivor

The seemingly non-controversial bill got derailed earlier this month when state legislators approved an amendment preventing local governments from passing new work leave policies.

The seemingly non-controversial bill got derailed earlier this month when state legislators approved an amendment preventing local governments from passing new work leave policies, which could threaten the livelihood of survivors of domestic violence, crime, or abuse.

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Divided Appeals Court Says Kansas Can Defund Planned Parenthood

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court's order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.

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Obama Administration’s Weak Defense May Prove To Be Birth Control Benefit’s Achilles Heel

It was the three women justices of the Supreme Court who did the job the Obama administration has failed to do all along: vigorously defend the birth control benefit from political attacks.

Ultimately, it may not be the conservative justices’ animosity toward reproductive rights and women’s health care generally that sinks the birth control benefit, but rather the Obama administration’s refusal to vigorously defend it.

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Federal Court Extends Order Temporarily Blocking Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

Three clinics in the state sued to block the requirement, arguing that it is medically unnecessary and unconstitutional.

A portion of an Alabama law that requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital will remain on hold for at least another week. Three clinics in the state sued to block the requirement, arguing that it is medically unnecessary and unconstitutional.

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Vermont Governor Signs Bill Repealing Unconstitutional Abortion Statutes

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill Monday repealing the unconstitutional provisions of a state law regarding abortion providers.

S. 317 strikes down criminal statutes that subjected doctors who perform or advertise abortions to up 20 years in jail.

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Pennsylvania Governor to Sign Bill Helping Protect Sexual Assault Survivors From Stalking, Harassment

Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is poised to sign a bill into law that will enable more sexual assault survivors and young stalking and harassment victims to obtain protection from abuse orders. Under current state law, only a small subset of rape survivors qualify for such orders.

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The Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Cases: Your Questions, Answered

Tuesday the Roberts Court will hear oral arguments in two cases challenging the contraception mandate in Obamacare. Here's what you need to know.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Here’s everything you need to know about those cases.

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RJ Court Watch: What’s at Stake in the Contraception Cases Before SCOTUS?

In this episode, RJ Court Watch hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialty cases challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act and unpack the legal and political arguments before the Supreme Court.

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