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National Right to Life President: Texas Abortion Bill Intended to Shutter Clinics

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias on Sunday's episode of This Week on ABC.

The leader of a national anti-choice lobby group said Sunday that Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law was always intended to shutter legal abortion clinics.

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Groups Push President Obama for Accountability in Ferguson

Advocates gather in front of the White House with boxes full of petition signatures calling for justice for Michael Brown.

Advocates are calling on President Obama and the Department of Justice for full accountability for the death Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teen shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for systemic changes to discriminatory police practices nationwide.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law

The order prevents authorities in Louisiana from enforcing the law while clinics and providers continue to try and secure hospital admitting privileges.

The order prevents authorities in Louisiana from enforcing the law while clinics and providers continue to try and secure hospital admitting privileges.

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Federal Court Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law Preceding Immediate State Appeal

Without the court's injunction, HB 2 could have reduced the number of Texas abortion providers to eight.

Without the court’s injunction, HB 2 could have reduced the number of Texas abortion providers to eight.

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Ohio Clinic to Stop Surgical Abortion as State’s Options Dwindle

Though a spokesperson for Complete Healthcare for Women declined to comment, the local paper, the Columbus Dispatch, as well as NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and an anti-abortion group have reported that the clinic has stopped providing surgical abortions.

Though a spokesperson for Complete Healthcare for Women declined to comment, the local paper, the Columbus Dispatch, as well as NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and an anti-abortion group have reported that the clinic has stopped providing surgical abortions.

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California Legislature Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill

The California legislature on Thursday passed a first-of-its-kind bill that would change the standards of sexual consent on college campus from “no means no” to the affirmative “yes means yes.”

The California legislature on Thursday passed a first-of-its-kind bill that would change the standards of sexual consent on college campus from “no means no” to the affirmative “yes means yes.”

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Feds Approve Pennsylvania’s Medicaid ‘Expansion,’ But Concerns Remain

While pleased that they may no longer have to refer to Pennsylvania as “the island of the uninsured,” advocates still have serious concerns with the Healthy PA plan.

While pleased that they may no longer have to refer to Pennsylvania as “the island of the uninsured,” advocates still have serious concerns with the Healthy PA plan.

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Illinois Governor Signs Law Combating Pregnancy Discrimination

During a press conference announcing the new law, Gov. Pat Quinn said that women should not have to choose between being a mother and having a job.

During a press conference announcing the new law, Gov. Pat Quinn said that women should not have to choose between being a mother and having a job.

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Breaking: NFL Tightens Domestic Violence Penalties for Players, Coaches

Effective immediately, league employees, including players, coaches and other staff who commit assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force, will be suspended without pay for six games for their first offense, and will be banned for life for a second offense.

Effective immediately, league employees, including players, coaches and other staff who commit assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force, will be suspended without pay for six games for their first offense, and will be banned for life for a second offense.

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More Than ‘Just Women’s Issues’ in Moral Week of Action

Moral Week of Action demonstrators gather in front of the office of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.

August 26 was Women’s Equality Day. But true to the spirit of Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber’s “moral fusion movement,” the discussion of “women’s issues” wasn’t limited to abortion or birth control.

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