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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


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


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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Sweeping TRAP Law Passes Alabama House in the Name of “Women’s Rights”


Nothing says true women’s rights like shutting off her access to safe abortion services.

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New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Holds Child Abuse Statute Doesn’t Apply to Fetuses

From Michael Dunn's acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

A unanimous state Supreme Court overturns a finding of child abuse based solely on pre-natal drug exposure and provides a well-reasoned opinion why these kinds of abuse prosecutions hurt vulnerable families.

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Which State Will Be “Most Protective” In 2013?


Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the “most protective” state of all?

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Alabama State Rep Tells TRAP Bill Opponent to “Stop Trying to Play God”

Rep. Kurt Wallace. (ShelbyCo Magazine)

“If you don’t want children, don’t get pregnant,” advises Rep. Kurt Wallace.

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Alabama Lawmakers Fast-Track Bill to Shut Down Clinics While Yawning Through Testimony

(Toke of the Town)

Limiting bill opponents time to testify, proposing bills in the dead of the night, the Alabama legislature is making closing clinics a priority despite the voters’ wishes.

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