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Notre Dame Once Again Loses Legal Battle Against Birth Control Benefit

The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration's accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans.

The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration’s accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans.

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Report: U.S. Military Sexual Assault Victims Threatened With Violence, ‘Friendly Fire’

Human Rights Watch released a report on the horrors of retaliation as the United Nations urged the United States to do more to prevent military sexual assault.

Human Rights Watch released a report on the horrors of retaliation as the United Nations urged the United States to do more to prevent military sexual assault.

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Survey: Miscarriage Misconceptions Prevalent Among Women and Men

A new survey found people incorrectly believe that miscarriages can be caused by stress, heavy lifting, using contraception, or even having an argument.

A new survey found people incorrectly believe that miscarriages can be caused by stress, heavy lifting, using contraception, or even having an argument.

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Maine GOP Proposes TRAP Law in Anti-Choice Push

Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.

Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.

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Tennessee Governor Signs 48-Hour Waiting Period Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaking at an event in April.

Tennessee joins 26 states that require waiting periods prior to having an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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Mandatory Abortion ID Bill Advances in Texas Legislature

Republicans want abortion providers to assume every patient is underage unless the patient can present an unspecified "valid governmental ID," which could end legal abortion care for undocumented Texans.

Republicans want abortion providers to assume every patient is underage unless the patient can present an unspecified “valid governmental ID,” which could end legal abortion care for undocumented Texans.

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Missouri Legislators Propose 22 Anti-Choice Measures, Pass None

While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate.

While anti-choice legislation was supposedly not a top priority for lawmakers, the inability to pass any anti-choice proposals might be surprising given Republican majorities of 116-44 in the house and 25-9 in the senate.

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New Maryland Law to Address Long-Standing Rape Kit Backlog

Marylanders will soon know the extent of the rape kit backlog in their state—a first step in trimming the backlog—under a new law signed in April by GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.

Marylanders will soon know the extent of the rape kit backlog in their state—a first step in trimming the backlog—under a new law signed in April by GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Anti-Choice Groups Try ‘Texas Playbook’ in Attempt to Block Health-Care Access in California

The fight to open a Planned Parenthood health-care clinic in El Centro, California, shows that national anti-choice groups are intent on rolling back reproductive health care gains in even the most progressive parts of the country.

The fight to open a Planned Parenthood health-care clinic in El Centro, California, shows that national anti-choice groups are intent on rolling back reproductive health care gains in even the most progressive parts of the country.

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Virginia Clinics Navigate Changing TRAP Law: ‘I Feel Like I’m Digging a Hole Just to Fill It Back In’

The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law's architectural component. Still, challenges persist.

The burden of TRAP regulations in Virginia was lightened in early May, when Attorney General Mark Herring clarified that existing clinics can be grandfathered into the law’s architectural component. Still, challenges persist.

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