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Poll: Despite Stricter Abortion Laws, Republicans Aren’t Satisfied

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with "the nation's policies regarding the abortion issue," but the real battle is in the states.

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” but the real battle is in the states.

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Abortion Waiting Period Bill To Be Considered in Florida

A Republican state representative in Florida last week introduced a bill requiring women in the state to meet with their physician at least 24 hours before getting an abortion.

A Republican state representative in Florida last week introduced a bill requiring women in the state to meet with their physician at least 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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Alabama Officials Create Constitutional Crisis Over Marriage Equality

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

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‘Personhood,’ Parental Notification Bills Introduced in Washington State

Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”

Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”

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Anti-Choice Idaho Lawmakers Take Aim at Medication Abortion

Idaho legislators have introduced a bill that would effectively ban the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions to women who have limited access to reproductive health care.

Idaho legislators have introduced a bill that would effectively ban the use of telemedicine to provide medication abortions to women who have limited access to reproductive health care.

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Pennsylvania Republicans Look to Impede Obamacare Sign Ups

Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Under the auspices of protecting patient information, Pennsylvania lawmakers have once again introduced legislation designed as an impediment to signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Papa John’s Ordered to Pay Almost $800,000 in Wage Theft Case

The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.

The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.

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Half of January Job Gains for Women Were in Low-Wage Industries

More women's job gains were in low-wage industries last month than in 2014 overall, and women already make up two-thirds of the low-wage workforce.

More women’s job gains were in low-wage industries last month than in 2014 overall, and women already make up two-thirds of the low-wage workforce.

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20-Week Abortion Ban Defeated in Virginia

A Virginia house subcommittee on Friday defeated HB 2321, which would have banned abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

A Virginia house subcommittee on Friday defeated HB 2321, which would have banned abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

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GOP Obamacare Alternative Doesn’t Cover Contraception, Maternity Care

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

The day after House Republicans voted for the 56th time to repeal Obamacare, three congressional Republicans offered an alternative plan that would leave the decision on which “essential health benefits” to cover up to the states.

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