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Ohio Bill Would Effectively Ban Abortion as Early as Six Weeks

Fifty Ohio legislators on Tuesday sponsored a so-called fetal heartbeat abortion ban, the third of its kind to be introduced in the state house in recent years.

Fifty Ohio legislators on Tuesday sponsored a so-called fetal heartbeat abortion ban, the third of its kind to be introduced in the state house in recent years.

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Nigerian Citizens Protest Further Delay of Presidential Election, Push to #BringBackOurGirls

Nigerian activist Malachi Ugwumadu addresses the crowd at a Saturday action to mobilize citizens against further election delays.

Nigerian activists and citizens on Saturday warned their government against further postponement of the nation’s general election at a pro-Democracy “sit-out” in Lagos.

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Anti-Immigration Judge Temporarily Halts Obama’s Immigration Order 

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen doesn’t say whether the president’s action is legal or constitutional. It does, however, suggest that Hanen is seriously considering siding with the 26 states that are suing to halt the order.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen doesn’t say whether the president’s action is legal or constitutional. It does, however, suggest that Hanen is seriously considering siding with the 26 states that are suing to halt the order.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Roll Out Anti-Choice Legislation

Minnesota lawmakers this month have introduced five anti-choice bills, each designed to make safe abortion less accessible in the state.

Minnesota lawmakers this month have introduced five anti-choice bills, each designed to make safe abortion less accessible in the state.

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Wisconsin Lawmakers’ Economic Development Proposal Seems To Be From ALEC’s Playbook

The “New Opportunities for Milwaukee” plan, proposed by suburban legislators Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), details what the lawmakers say will be solutions for the city’s chronically impoverished economy.

The “New Opportunities for Milwaukee” plan, proposed by suburban legislators Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), details what the lawmakers say will be solutions for the city’s chronically impoverished economy.

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‘Student Non-Discrimination Act’ Seeks to Curb Bullying of LGBT Youth

Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT youth, including bullying and other harassment, in public schools.

Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT youth, including bullying and other harassment, in public schools.

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New Bill Would Require Registry of Military Sex Offenders

Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.

Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.

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Report Finds ‘Shockingly Substandard’ Reproductive Health Care in New York Prisons

Members of the Coalition for Women Prisoners attend a rally for New York’s 2009 anti-shackling law.

The report details numerous violations of the state’s anti-shackling law, severely limited access to birth control, lack of trauma-informed clinical care, and a routine denial of basic hygiene items like sanitary napkins and toilet paper.

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Advocates Say the Time Is Now for National Paid Sick Leave Legislation

The Healthy Families Act has been introduced in Congress every year since 2004, and every year it has failed to gain traction. But advocates for the bill think that this is their year, and they have some reason to be optimistic.

The Healthy Families Act has been introduced in Congress every year since 2004, and every year it has failed to gain traction. But advocates for the bill think that this is their year, and they have some reason to be optimistic.

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Federal Court Orders Alabama Judges to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thursday's order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Thursday’s order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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