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Ninth Circuit Puts Trial Over Arizona Medication Abortion Restrictions on Hold

The order gives attorneys for the state time to file a request with the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court order blocking limitations on RU-486.

The order gives attorneys for the state time to file a request with the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court order blocking limitations on RU-486.

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Senate Confirms Pamela Harris to Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Pamela Harris speaking at the National Press Club on September 16, 2013.

Senate Republicans opposed Harris’ nomination and accused Democrats of trying to stack the federal appeals court ahead of a pending challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

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Embattled Kansas Abortion Clinic Closes as Provider Retires

The closure leaves the state with just three clinics that provide abortion care.

The closure leaves the state with just three clinics that provide abortion care.

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hears Testimony on Sexual Harassment, First Amendment

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan, independent agency responsible for investigating civil rights issues, held a briefing on Friday to discuss the effects of recent federal guidance on Title IX sexual harassment law in schools, and whether that guidance might come in conflict with the First Amendment.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan, independent agency responsible for investigating civil rights issues, held a briefing on Friday to discuss the effects of recent federal guidance on Title IX sexual harassment law in schools, and whether that guidance might come in conflict with the First Amendment.

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Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Fraud Case Against Planned Parenthood

The lawsuit brought by conservative legal advocates accused the health-care provider of over $200 million in fraudulent billings.

The lawsuit brought by conservative legal advocates accused the health-care provider of over $200 million in fraudulent billings.

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In Wake of ‘Hobby Lobby,’ Wisconsin to Stop Enforcing State Contraceptive Benefit Rule

Reproductive rights advocates and pro-choice politicians in the state argue that Wisconsin Republicans are misunderstanding and incorrectly applying the Hobby Lobby ruling.

Reproductive rights advocates and pro-choice politicians in the state argue that Wisconsin Republicans are misunderstanding and incorrectly applying the Hobby Lobby ruling.

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Florida Hospital Demands Woman Undergo Forced C-Section

The hospital has threatened to perform cesarean surgery on Jennifer Goodall "with or without [her] consent."

The hospital has threatened to perform cesarean surgery on Jennifer Goodall “with or without [her] consent.”

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Pennsylvania Law Requires Doctors to Read Scripts to Pregnant Patients With Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnoses (Updated)

The state's latest government mandate on doctor's office communications requires doctors to read an as-yet-unwritten script to pregnant patients after delivering the diagnosis of prenatal Down syndrome.

The state’s latest government mandate on doctor’s office communications requires doctors to read an as-yet-unwritten script to pregnant patients after delivering the diagnosis of prenatal Down syndrome.

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Anti-Choice Group Sues Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department, Claiming Free Speech Violations

An anti-choice protest in Jackson, Mississippi, as depicted in the trailer for the film The Last Clinic.

The complaint cites incidents dating back to 1996 in which the Jackson police detained, threatened arrest, and arrested Pro-Life Mississippi members while protesting what is today the state’s only remaining abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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Massachusetts Clinic Protection Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has supported SD 2106 from the beginning and is expected to sign it.

The legislation was filed in direct response to the Supreme Court’s McCullen v. Coakley decision, which found Massachusetts’ 35-foot buffer zone law to be unconstitutional. Gov. Deval Patrick has supported the legislation from the beginning and is expected to sign it.

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