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Black Women Push ‘In Our Own Voice’ Reproductive Justice Agenda

Reproductive justice, organizers noted, is the belief that all women have the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children they have in a safe and healthy environment.

The agenda is “a powerful platform for us to really organize ourselves, to speak on our own behalf, and to be at the table when decisions are being made about us,” said La’Tasha Mayes, founder and executive director at New Voices Pittsburgh.

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Supreme Court Rules for Muslim Prisoner in Religious Liberties Case

The unanimous opinion ruled that an Arkansas prison policy banning facial hair violates prisoners' religious rights.

The unanimous opinion ruled that an Arkansas prison policy banning facial hair violates prisoners’ religious rights.

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All-Male Committee Defeats Virginia Contraceptive Access Bill

A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating more insurance plans cover them.

A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating insurance plans cover more of them.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Slate of Anti-Choice Bills, Despite GOP Warnings

Tennessee lawmakers have introduced multiple anti-choice bills in the wake of a constitutional amendment approved by voters that permits state lawmakers to pass laws regulating abortion.

Tennessee lawmakers have introduced multiple anti-choice bills in the wake of a constitutional amendment approved by voters that permits state lawmakers to pass laws regulating abortion.

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Pennsylvania Governor Appoints First Transgender Woman to Top Cabinet Position

If chosen to serve in the governor’s cabinet, Rachel Levine, who has worked in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health for three decades, would become the highest-ranked transgender woman ever in the Pennsylvania government.

If chosen to serve in the governor’s cabinet, Rachel Levine, who has worked in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health for three decades, would become the highest-ranked transgender woman ever in the Pennsylvania government.

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Advocates Tell Obama that #HelmsHurts Women Abroad

Reproductive rights organizations are calling on President Obama to fix a global health policy that is restricting women's access to abortion more than the law actually requires.

Reproductive rights organizations are calling on President Obama to fix a global health policy that is restricting women’s access to abortion more than the law actually requires.

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Will the Supreme Court Re-Visit Voting Rights Before the 2016 Elections?

A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.

A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.

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Virginia Lawmakers Roll Out Pro-Choice Legislative Agenda

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday filed a handful of bills related to reproductive and sexual health—and they are almost all pro-choice, and could roll back anti-choice policies pushed through by Virginia Republicans in recent years.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Marriage Equality Cases This Spring

The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The house and senate versions of the bill would require that a pregnant person who is seeking a medication abortion be physically in a room with a physician when the medication is administered.

The house and senate versions of the bill would require that a pregnant person who is seeking a medication abortion be physically in a room with a physician when the medication is administered.

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