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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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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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