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GOP Congress Holds Quixotic Votes on Obamacare, Immigration

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.

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New York City Mayor Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) at Tuesday's State of the City address pledged to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) at Tuesday’s State of the City address pledged to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

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Montana Supreme Court Says State Can Defend Parental Involvement Statutes

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

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Utah Lawmaker Unsure About Closing ‘Loophole’ in Rape Definition (Updated)

A bill to clarify the definition of rape—and close what some saw as a loophole—passed a Utah House Committee yesterday, but not before sparking some disturbing conversations about what does and does not constitute rape.

A bill to clarify the definition of rape—and close what some saw as a loophole—passed a Utah House Committee yesterday, but not before sparking some disturbing conversations about what constitutes rape.

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Purvi Patel Convicted of Feticide and Neglect of Dependent

Jurors deliberated for less than five hours before finding Purvi Patel guilty of both feticide and felony neglect of a dependent.

Jurors deliberated for less than five hours before finding Purvi Patel guilty of both feticide and felony neglect of a dependent.

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Wisconsin GOP Looks to Attack Reproductive Health Clinics Through Audits

Wisconsin's GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter that several “red flags” have arisen regarding government reimbursement of family planning services.

Wisconsin’s GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter that several “red flags” have arisen regarding government reimbursement of family planning services.

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Abortion Clinic Harassers ‘Emboldened’ by Wave of Anti-Choice Laws

Abortion providers and reproductive rights advocates were alarmed, but unsurprised, by the findings of a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.

Abortion providers and reproductive rights advocates were alarmed, but unsurprised, by the findings of a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.

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President Obama’s 2016 Budget Draws Praise, Criticism From Women’s Health Advocates

Including the Hyde Amendment in the president's budget isn't new. But advocates, and even some members of Congress, are working to make it news.

Including the Hyde Amendment in the president’s budget isn’t new. But advocates, and even some members of Congress, are working to make it news.

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GOP-Controlled Virginia Senate Committee Defeats Pro-Choice Bills

A Virginia Senate committee last week defeated three bills that would have improved access to abortion in the state.

A Virginia Senate committee last week defeated three bills that would have improved access to abortion in the state.

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Medically Unnecessary Physician Reporting Bill Introduced in Michigan

Lawmakers in Michigan this month introduced a bill that abortion-access advocates and providers say would unnecessarily increase physicians' reporting requirements and potentially open the floodgates for harassment of providers in the state.

Lawmakers in Michigan this month introduced a bill that abortion-access advocates and providers say would unnecessarily increase physicians’ reporting requirements and potentially open the floodgates for harassment of providers in the state.

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