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California Legislature Votes to Ban Sterilization of Inmates

The bill was introduced early this year after the Center for Investigative Reporting found that women in California prisons were being sterilized under potentially illegal circumstances.

The bill was introduced early this year after the Center for Investigative Reporting found that women in California prisons were being sterilized under potentially illegal circumstances.

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Cincinnati Clinic Will Stop Providing Surgical Abortions This Week

The clinic decided not to appeal a Hamilton County judge’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights when it revoked the clinic's license earlier this year.

The clinic decided not to appeal a Hamilton County judge’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights when it revoked the clinic’s license earlier this year.

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Politics May Have Been at Play in Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Ban Ruling

Political consequences may have hung over an Iowa judge's ruling this week in favor of a ban on telemedicine abortion in the state.

Political consequences may have hung over an Iowa judge’s ruling this week in favor of a ban on telemedicine abortion in the state.

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Supreme Court Stays Decision Striking Virginia Marriage Equality Ban

The one-page order almost guarantees the Supreme Court takes up the question of marriage equality next term.

The one-page order almost guarantees the Supreme Court takes up the question of marriage equality next term.

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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast-Louisiana Director Resigns Amid Criticism

A street corner in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Following criticism from reproductive justice activists that she was an “example of the schism in work around reproductive rights,” Melissa Flournoy resigned from her position as director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast-Louisiana on Friday.

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to Appeal Court Decision Banning Telemed Abortions in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that it will ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review a decision by a lower court allowing the Iowa Board of Health to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion services.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that it will ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review a decision by a lower court allowing the Iowa Board of Health to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion services.

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Roberts Court Could Act This Week on Marriage Equality Request

A federal appeals court decision is set to take effect this week, unless the Roberts Court grants an emergency request by attorneys for Virginia to stay that decision.

A federal appeals court decision is set to take effect this week, unless the Roberts Court grants an emergency request by attorneys for Virginia to stay that decision striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Two California Universities Move to Drop Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Unless California state officials decide that the move violates state law, starting next year Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University, both Catholic-affiliated schools, will deny faculty, staff, and administrators seeking abortions coverage of the procedure.

Unless California state officials decide that the move violates state law, starting next year Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University, both Catholic-affiliated schools, will deny faculty, staff, and administrators seeking abortions coverage of the procedure.

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Montana Democrats Pick Amanda Curtis for U.S. Senate Nominee

Democratic delegates voted for Rep. Amanda Curtis (above) over rancher Dirk Adams during a special convention held Saturday, four days before the August 20 deadline for the party to choose a candidate to appear on the November ballot.

Democratic delegates voted for Rep. Amanda Curtis over rancher Dirk Adams during a special convention held Saturday, four days before the August 20 deadline for the party to choose a candidate to appear on the November ballot.

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Candidate Ridiculed for Momentarily Forgetting the Phrase ‘Birth Control’

In his first debate with pro-choice Democrat Andrew Romanoff, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman (R) tried to say he supports access to contraception after emphasizing his opposition to Colorado’s "personhood" amendment, but he blanked momentarily as he tried to recall the words “birth control,” drawing ridicule from Romanoff and pro-choice advocates.

In his first debate with pro-choice Democrat Andrew Romanoff, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman (R) tried to say he supports access to contraception after emphasizing his opposition to Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, but he blanked momentarily as he tried to recall the words “birth control,” drawing ridicule from Romanoff and pro-choice advocates.

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