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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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Legal Wrap: Marriage Equality, Contraception, and the NRA Teaming Up With Anti-Abortion Groups

Sacramento, California, November 22, 2008: Protest against the passage of Proposition 8.

While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.

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Alabama Governor Will Sign TRAP Law Because God Wants Him To

Governor Robert Bentley.

The legislature is claiming new clinic rules are for women’s safety. But the governor will close the clinics for God.

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Legal Wrap: Privacy Rights and Voting Rights Under Attack In The Courts

A round-up of reproductive justice news.

A round-up of reproductive justice news.

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New Alabama Bill Seeks Both to Fool and Misinform Women Seeking Safe Abortion Care

U.S. District Judge William Conley seems to understand what pro-choice advocates know to be true: The true purpose of the law is not to protect maternal health, but to prevent women from exercising their constitutional right to choose.

A new omnibus abortion bill will redo the state’s “informed consent” requirements.

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In Packed Public Hearings in Alabama, Reproductive Rights Supporters Testify in Opposition to New Restrictions

Standing room only at the HB57 hearing.

Despite an attempt to divide reproductive rights supporters their voices were heard.

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Bullies on the Bench: The Vast Difference Between Justices Scalia, Sotomayor, and Kagan

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

No, Dana Milbank, Justices Sotomayor and Kagan are not like Justice Scalia at all.

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The Simple and Insidious Way John Roberts Could Gut The Voting Rights Act

Chief Justice Roberts.

There’s a lot to be worried about when it comes to the Voting Rights Act, including the Chief Justice saving face.

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Alabama Legislature Limits Debate on Two Anti-Choice Bills to Silence Opponents

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The Alabama GOP’s answer to opposition to two anti-choice bills is to close off debate so the opponents can not be heard.

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Confronting Abortion Stigma

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Abortion stigma is a form of gender discrimination and punishment, and it represents social control of both women who need abortions and providers who provide them.

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