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Maryland Legislators Look to Tackle Rape Kit Backlog

Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.

Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.

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Oklahoma Could Soon Have Abortion Waiting Period That Is Among the Nation’s Longest

Only three states—Missouri, South Dakota, and Utah—mandate a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion.

An Oklahoma senate committee passed a bill Monday that would increase the state’s mandatory waiting period for a woman seeking abortion care, with one Republican legislator comparing the decision to have an abortion to divorce proceedings.

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The Next Wave of Contraceptive Challenges Hits the Appellate Courts

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

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Justice in Colorado Will Not Come From Putting More Pregnant Women in Danger

The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.

The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Follow Kansas With Radical Anti-Choice Law

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature approved a ban on a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions, just one day after Kansas became the first state to ban the procedure.

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature approved a ban on a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions, just one day after Kansas became the first state to ban the procedure.

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Connecticut Bill Would Fine Corporations for Low Wages

Connecticut lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal that could effectively raise the minimum wage of many of the state's low-wage workers to $15 an hour.

Connecticut lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal that could effectively raise the minimum wage of many of the state’s low-wage workers to $15 an hour.

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The ‘Science’ Behind Arizona’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Reversal’ Advice

Arizona will soon require providers to inform patients that it is possible to reverse the effects of a medication abortion. But there is little scientific evidence supporting progesterone-based "abortion reversal."

Arizona will soon require providers to inform patients that it is possible to reverse the effects of a medication abortion. But there is little scientific evidence supporting progesterone-based “abortion reversal.”

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Illinois Governor: State’s Economic Problems Create ‘Leverage’ for Austerity Measures

Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

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Colorado Baker Didn’t Discriminate by Refusing to Decorate Anti-LGBT Cakes

A decision by the Colorado Civil Rights Division clears a Denver baker who refused to decorate cakes with anti-LGBT messages and images.

A decision by the Colorado Civil Rights Division clears a Denver baker who refused to decorate cakes with anti-LGBT messages and images.

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Supreme Court Won’t Look at Draconian North Carolina Voting Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review portions of a controversial North Carolina GOP-backed election law critics claim was designed to limit participation by Black voters.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review portions of a controversial North Carolina GOP-backed election law critics claim was designed to limit participation by Black voters.

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