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

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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?

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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

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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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Alabama Senator Wants to Ban Abortion Because The Bible Tells Him So

Alabama State Senator Shadrack McGill, with bible. (Diary of a Hollywood Street King)

Never has an anti-choice politician been so blatant that his motives are purely about his religion.

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In Alabama, Government Interference is Anathema, Except When it Comes to Women’s Rights

While the state faces a heath care crisis, its legislators are focused on sprinklers.

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