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Anti-Abortion Laws Are Crimes Against Women

We know that reproductive rights are human rights, so clearly abortion laws are crimes against women.

We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.

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Federal Court Blocks Mississippi Admitting Privileges Law

In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.

A federal court finds that the state of Mississippi can’t enforce the provision of its TRAP law that mandates all doctors performing abortions have hospital admitting privileges.

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Legal Wrap: The Gosnell Trial, and More on Coordinated Right-Wing Manipulations

Whether it's the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell or the birth control benefit, the radical right wing has shown it has no problems manipulating the law to push its agenda.

Whether it’s the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell or the birth control benefit, the radical right wing has shown it has no problems manipulating the law to push its agenda.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront

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Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood Vow Court Battle Over Alabama TRAP Law

The governor has signed HB 57 into law, but women’s health and rights groups vow to challenge it in court.

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Alabama TRAP Law to Be Signed by Governor Today

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

As HB 57 gets signed into law, the clock starts ticking on the fate of every clinic in Alabama.

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Legal Wrap: EC’s Big Win, Plus More on Anti-Choice Terrorist Angel Dillard

Science trumps ideology in the emergency contraception decision. Meanwhile, the depths of the anti-choice domestic terror network in Kansas become clearer.

Science trumps ideology in the emergency contraception decision. Meanwhile, the depths of the anti-choice domestic terror network in Kansas become clearer.

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War On Women Advances Despite Legal Protections

Rachel Maddow reports on a new women’s health clinic opening on the site of Dr. George Tiller’s former clinic, to be run by a woman who worked for Dr. Tiller before he was murdered by anti-choice activists. Maddow also reports on a new TRAP law in Alabama designed to make it impossible to provide a safe and legal abortion in that state.

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During Day, Alabama Pro-Choice Activists Rally—At Night, Legislature Passes Bill to Close Clinics

Women's rights supporters gather in Montgomery, AL on 4/2/2013.

The state legislature waited for activists to leave the Capitol, then voted through a bill that may close all abortion clinics in the state.

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Highlights from the Women’s Rights Rally in Alabama

Women’s rights supporters gather in Montgomery, AL yesterday (on 4/2/2013) to oppose the legislature’s efforts to pass a TRAP bill (Targeted Regulations Against Abortion Providers) that would negatively affect women’s health care and options in the state. Here’s a “highlight reel” of the rally speakers filmed by Left In Alabama. (via LeftinAlabama)

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